iPhone 5, Can't turn off "Find My iPhone"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bLaZ3n, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. bLaZ3n macrumors regular

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    I just recently upgraded from my iPhone 5 to an iPhone 5s. I am trying to erase my iPhone 5, but it won't let me because "Find My iPhone" is still on. But, it won't let me turn off "Find My iPhone" because there is no internet connection, since this particular phone doesn't have service anymore.

    Is there a workaround?
    Has this happened to anyone else?

    Worst case scenario, I'll just take my phone to the Apple Store to ask what to do...

    :confused:
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Connect to wifi? You should still be able to do that.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Swap the SIM card from the 5s to the 5? If you're on a GSM carrier, that'll give you internet access. The Apple store isn't going to disable Find my iPhone because it is tied into the activation lock.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So easy and simple:)
     
  5. heated lime macrumors newbie

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    like many others have said you should have tried to connect to wifi first, this will work.
     
  6. bLaZ3n thread starter macrumors regular

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    I fixed it.

    The WIFI way didn't work, but I basically the just booted the phone into Recovery mode.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What do you mean the wifi way didn't work?
    You conect to wifi and log out as long as you know the password.
     
  8. fortheus macrumors regular

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    Because it's not your phone. Any legit owner will know how to disable it.

    Now once it's restored, still you can't activate as the lock is in apple server
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Bingo:D
     

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