Bought a used iPad - iCloud

youss

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 8, 2009
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Hello.

I bought a used iPad 2 wi-fi today. I want to add my iCloud account, but i see the old owners iCloud is set up for the iPad. How do i add my iCloud and remove his?

What does he have access to? And how do i make sure he can't access all my data?
 

Che Castro

macrumors 603
May 21, 2009
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Hook it up& do a restore as new

The owner should have done this before selling or maybe it was stolen ?
 

youss

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 8, 2009
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He had no idea how to do it he said. I have the receipt, so i dont assume its stolen. He just didn't know how to. If i restore as factory settings, i can carefully set up my own iCloud service and his wont interfere with my iPad?
 

Want300

macrumors 65816
Oct 12, 2011
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St. Louis, MO
Hook it up& do a restore as new

The owner should have done this before selling or maybe it was stolen ?
Yea, this a really good point. Either the seller was really careless with their info... or it was stolen. Be careful.

And yes, Restore it "as a New iPad"
 

Want300

macrumors 65816
Oct 12, 2011
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St. Louis, MO
He had no idea how to do it he said. I have the receipt, so i dont assume its stolen. He just didn't know how to. If i restore as factory settings, i can carefully set up my own iCloud service and his wont interfere with my iPad?
Shouldn't do anything. Make sure to not restore from a back up. Set up as a new iPad.