Buying a used MBP and iCloud Lock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gametime10, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. gametime10 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2006
    I've only recently learned about this iCloud lock feature and I'm wondering how this could affect buying a used MacBook Pro. If I were to buy one fair and square (i.e. not stolen, etc...) and yet the original owner still had it associated to his iCloud account, could he not theoretically lock me out whenever he wanted? Or would there be a way for me to disassociate the MBP from his iCloud account and link it up to mine?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    In OS X System Preferences->iCloud pane you can have find, lock or erase.

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