Can you bypass activation lock on a iPhone 5s I found?

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  1. Chaelinxo macrumors member

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    can you bypass activation lock (icould lock )on a iphone 5s i found , im not sure if you can o not so help me out
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Not unless you have the owner's AppleID and password. Which I doubt you have if you "found" the phone.

    Maybe see if there is some sort of lost and found in the place you found it and turn it in there in case the owner comes looking.
     
  3. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    No, you can't. Take it to an Apple Store near you and let Apple identify the owner.
     
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  6. Chaelinxo thread starter macrumors member

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    i was at the park wth my dad and the phone was on the sand box and my dad stepped on it and picked it up
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Great! Then you don't need to "bypass the activation lock." You can't really do that anyway.
     
  8. Chaelinxo thread starter macrumors member

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    my dad restored it and now has that icloud lock
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It isn't your phone, you don't get to use it.
     
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    That's the point of activation lock, if you take someone's phone and restore it to use yourself it keeps you from doing so.
     
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    There you go, since it's effectively a brick you could take it to the cops or an Apple store for Karma points.
     
  12. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Possibly, although the OP certainly could be telling the truth and just have no interest in trying to return it to its owner, which is basically the same thing.
     
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    If I had a £ for each of these threads that get started, I could buy an iPhone 5s.
    Just take it to an apple store or police station.
     
  14. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Bet I'd make more on the folks who don't make backups but have lost all their irreplaceable files posts. ;)
     
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    Lol yes you are right. Wait hard drives fail? But it's a Mac, won't it last forever?:D
     
  16. charlituna macrumors G3

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    They won't. Best they will do is let you turn it in there and wait to see if the owner comes looking for it

    Privacy policies and even laws prevent them from telling a third party such information.

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    In California it is. Found objects where you don't make an effort to return them are considered theft. Brian Hogan and Gizmodo taught us that lesson

    Other states might be the same
     
  17. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Well done op now have some decency and try to get it back to its owner. I'd be heartbroken if some fool found my phone and try to use it as their own.

    Not to mention if they wiped it in trying to claim it as their own and it had locally stored pictures of a recently deceased daughter/ son or any relative for that matter...

    What gives anyone the right to do this??

    Someone could be frantically searching for their pride and joy whilst it rests in your sweaty palms trying to crack it.... Jeez
     
  18. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Thank goodness for activation lock, at least it renders the phone useless from thieves like this.
     
  19. RebornProphet Suspended

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    "Found" ... what a load of nonsense.

    I do enjoy reading the convoluted stories thieves come up with to try and get help unlocking their stolen goods.

    Thank goodness for Activation Lock.
     
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    Yeah though he's still going to make money with it
     
  21. goobot macrumors 603

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    I hate when people find a phone and think it belongs to them now, I wish there was a way to keep a phone form being restored to begin with without the Apple ID pass.
     
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    can you bypass activation lock on a iphone 5s i found

    No. You could have known that from the million other threads about it here.
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Anyone ever notice how these threads always seem to end the same way?

    Past the second or third response of "Thief," "Do the right thing," and so on the OP disappears and all the following comments are only by others with similar responses.

    I always find this interesting because it tells you exactly what the original intent was. If the OP is legit they'll come back and defend themselves, but it rarely seems to happen that way.

    Just a personal observation. :D
     
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    Yep. The 5 new threads like this every day.
     
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