iMessage problems with a used iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by timotay89, May 9, 2012.

  1. timotay89 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    I got a used iPhone 4S off eBay today. It was both unlocked and jailbroken and I am currently running it on t-mobile. I'm trying to set up iMessage on it, but every time I try to, it asks for the password of the person who had the phone before me. Is there anyway to prevent this and just have it sign in with my Apple ID instead?

    I have the same problem with Facetime. Can I fix this, or do I need to somehow get the password from the person who had the phone before me?
  2. DerekRod macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2012
    Reset it you'll lose the jailbreak but it will wipe the phone and then just set it up as a new phone
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    The first thing you should do with used iPhones is a DFU restore. You don't want the previous owners flotsam and whatever on your phone.
  4. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Try turning Facetime and iMessage off, then back on. Keep hitting cancel through the popups, then when it lets you hit sign-in and it should let you use your own AppleID.

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