iPad 4 access denied

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ASimic, May 5, 2014.

  1. ASimic macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, i have an iPad 4, and have a very strange problem. Yesterday when i was turned on iPad, i saw the message that my(!!) iPad is lost! On the screen now i have the message that iPad is lost, and telephone number of "Owner". [​IMG] What to do?? Any stranger blocked my iPad....
     
  2. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you buy or obtain the iPad from?
     
  3. ASimic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    From reseller in Moscow, Russia. But i have only iPad box with serial number, i was lost document from the store.
     
  4. Satori macrumors 6502a

    Satori

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    Perhaps it is a refurbished or returned model and somehow the previous owner has locked it out using "Find My iPhone". Just take it back to the reseller, they should be able to help.
     
  5. ASimic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont think so, because i was bought this iPad 1 year ago... And box is like a new iPad, not like refurbished or returned... But i think also that store will say that is my problem... Because its Russia :( But i will try.
     
  6. ASimic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have contacted this number, and guy on the other side sad that i was blocked your iPad.... And he want 150$ for unlock... That is unbelievable.
     
  7. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like the original owner just found out about the feature and he's taking advantage of it. What an *******. Try taking it back to the reseller. Good luck.
     
  8. ASimic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had a discussion with Apple support, and they said that i was used on iPad another account to download apps and music, but this account has not linked to "Find My iPhone" to block! I dont know how!
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Was this iPad on iOS 6 when you got it? If so, you may be able to restore by putting it into DFU mode. Google "iPad DFU" and you will find instructions.
     
  10. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, you can't bypass activation lock by reverting to iOS 6.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I'm not suggesting to go back to iOS 6 -- which can't be done anyway. I'm just saying that if the iPad was on iOS 6 when OP first got it, then this is not activation lock, it's just a Find My Phone lock, which can be bypassed with DFU restore.
     
  12. ASimic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will try to restore when i will be at home.
     
  13. RebornProphet Suspended

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    RebornProphet

    The excuses newbies who join this forum come up with to try and gain assistance unlocking stolen iDevices just get more and more remarkable.

    Seriously, the old owner realised that iOS 7 had Activation Lock and just thought it'd be fun to lock out your device? A device you say you owned for a year now? If that's the case then why was the previous owners iCloud account still on the iPad so that he could trigger Find My iPhone or Activation Lock?

    Surely after a day, never mind a year, you'd have your own iCloud account and Find My iPhone set up?

    Once again another thief foiled by Activation Lock.
     

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