All iPads iCloud locked iPads

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MatthewUT44, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. MatthewUT44 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys!

    Pardon me but why do people sell iCloud locked iPads ? I heard they are useless and apple cannot unlock it. I was trying to buy an iPad Air off eBay and quite a few were iCloud locked.
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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  3. cdm283813 macrumors 6502

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    Most people don't even know what iCloud locked is. Took me multiple times to tell someone at work that iCloud locked = bad. Run.
    Apple does not do a good job explaining this or has a super easy way of checking. I still see people with stories of buying iCloud devices.
     
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Are you aware of this site?: Check for iCloud Activation Lock
     
  5. mattboner macrumors member

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    Apple? Really? Cause iCloud locked is a term made by thieves. iCloud locked = stolen
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Sort of wonder why police do not go after the thieves selling icloud locked phones?
     
  7. cynics macrumors G4

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    Based on what premise? They need a victim first.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I know...I was just wondering how the police might be able to do so.
     
  9. cdm283813 macrumors 6502

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    But why should thieves take advantage of innocent people? Just saying that the process should be visible and easy to check. If Apple makes it so easy to block devices it should be easy to check directly from the device.
     
  10. cdm283813 macrumors 6502

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    I just went to the site and it tells me browser not supported. LOL.
     
  11. cynics macrumors G4

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    You need to switch the user agent to desktop. Works fine on my iPad in safari.
     
  12. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Can you teach me how you switched user agents in Safari on iPad? I'm on the iPad Air 2 and I'm also getting the "unsupported browser" message. It works well on my Mac mini, though.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G4

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    Touch the search bar at the top of safari where the url is. The drop down box with your favorites and frequently visited webpages will pop up. Slide that box down, it will reveal "add to favorites" and "request desktop site". Touch request desktop site.

    On that webpage for the activation lock in particular you actually get redirected to an unsupported browser url so you'll need to edit the url. So just deleted the unsupported browser portion and type activationlock. More then likely the second you touch "a" the rest will autofill.

    Edit, I made that sound way to complicated. Here is a video I made real quick, excuse the quality.

     
  14. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Actually, it wasn't complicated.. I understood exactly what you were doing before I got to the video. And it works perfectly, thank you for that information.

    I know the "Request desktop site" item is there but I always forget about it for some reason.
     
  15. mattboner macrumors member

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    How about stupid buyers? You're buying a pre owned item but doesn't know what to check? Are you giving your money for free? Obviously there are lot of scammers out there.
     
  16. Badrottie Suspended

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    Apple can unlock iCloud locked iPad only by request of big time lawyers with big money, powerful police and courts.
     
  17. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    If the going prices are comparable on eBay, I'd check with your local Best Buy in their Open-Box Outlet. I found a great iPad mini 2 there geek squad-certified and practically new for a wonderful price. Whatever iPad model you're looking for is sure to be at one.
     

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