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iPad I think I screwed up - HELP!

ssledoux

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Listed and sold an iPad on eBay, erased and reset it, and just realized I don’t know if I turned off “find my iPad.” I have no idea if it was on. I’m gonna remove it from my daughter’s iTunes account, but what will happen if this was on and I didn’t turn it off?

And what, if anything, can I do about it now that I’ve erased it?
 

Shirasaki

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Normally during erase, activation lock will be removed. This is applied to all iPhone iPad Apple Watch with iOS 7 or later and watchOS 1 or later. If you are not sure whether activation lock is removed or not, go to “find iPhone” on a desktop browser (internet explorer even), and see if your sold device is still listed. If so, remove it or perform a remote erase if possible.
 
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millydog

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I think that Find my iPad is removed when you reset the iPad, but even if it wasn’t, you can just go to iCloud.com or Find my iPhone on a device and remove it from the account.
 
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Shadowbech

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Listed and sold an iPad on eBay, erased and reset it, and just realized I don’t know if I turned off “find my iPad.” I have no idea if it was on. I’m gonna remove it from my daughter’s iTunes account, but what will happen if this was on and I didn’t turn it off?

And what, if anything, can I do about it now that I’ve erased it?
IF you had find my iphone/ipad and did the Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Setting, it usually prompts you to enter your Apple ID password and if that's the case that is what is allowing you to turn off the find my iphone/ipad from your device. So you should not have to worry.
 
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RickGrimes

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erasing and resetting an iOS device does not turn off the activation lock. That would make the whole thing rather pointless.
Also simply removing a device from the iCloud account does not remove activation lock. When resetting and erasing an iOS device if activation lock is on you will be prompted to enter the iCloud password to turn it off. If you are not prompted it is not on.
 
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Darth.Titan

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erasing and resetting an iOS device does not turn off the activation lock. That would make the whole thing rather pointless.
Also simply removing a device from the iCloud account does not remove activation lock. When resetting and erasing an iOS device if activation lock is on you will be prompted to enter the iCloud password to turn it off. If you are not prompted it is not on.

A complete "Erase all content and settings" does indeed prompt you to disable activation lock. It doesn't make it pointless because it requires your AppleID login to do so.
 
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ssledoux

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A complete "Erase all content and settings" does indeed prompt you to disable activation lock. It doesn't make it pointless because it requires your AppleID login to do so.

It didn’t require the Apple ID, so I’m wondering if maybe it was already off. It’ll definitely be removed from that account.
 
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ericwn

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It didn’t require the Apple ID, so I’m wondering if maybe it was already off. It’ll definitely be removed from that account.

As said above, use the iCloud website to check if you’re not sure. It can always be disabled from there.
 
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Shadowbech

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erasing and resetting an iOS device does not turn off the activation lock. That would make the whole thing rather pointless.
Also simply removing a device from the iCloud account does not remove activation lock. When resetting and erasing an iOS device if activation lock is on you will be prompted to enter the iCloud password to turn it off. If you are not prompted it is not on.
Nope. When you do erase all content and settings it does turn off activation lock. I’ve done it a few times and always prompted me to enter my Apple ID password. Just did it on my iPhone that is on iOS 12 today and still prompted me to enter my password and checked that activation lock is not enabled. So this is incorrect.
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It didn’t require the Apple ID, so I’m wondering if maybe it was already off. It’ll definitely be removed from that account.
It’s likely was already off. Usually if you have find my iPhone/iPad turned on and you erase all content and settings, it does prompt you to enter your Apple ID password which then turns off the feature and usually you and an email (at least I do).
 
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RickGrimes

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A complete "Erase all content and settings" does indeed prompt you to disable activation lock. It doesn't make it pointless because it requires your AppleID login to do so.

Nope. When you do erase all content and settings it does turn off activation lock. I’ve done it a few times and always prompted me to enter my Apple ID password. Just did it on my iPhone that is on iOS 12 today and still prompted me to enter my password and checked that activation lock is not enabled. So this is incorrect.
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It’s likely was already off. Usually if you have find my iPhone/iPad turned on and you erase all content and settings, it does prompt you to enter your Apple ID password which then turns off the feature and usually you and an email (at least I do).


Umm yea. That’s what I said. Read more than the first sentence before jumping the gun.
 
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