iPhone Activation Lock Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RavRobert, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. RavRobert macrumors newbie

    RavRobert

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    I recently purchased an iPhone 7 Plus. So I decided to get my 6s plus ready to sell to gazelle so I turned off find my iPhone and removed the iPhone from my account then reset and erased the phone. I went to check the phone to make sure everything was good and I am checking it and it says it is linked to another apple id. It shows me the 2 letters of the apple id and the rest is blacked out and the id is nothing close to anything I have ever used. Any ideas what might have happened? I purchased it directly from the apple store a little over a year ago and even got apple care. I have done this process before with my older iPhones but never removed the iPhone from my account before erasing it. That is the only thing i can think of that is different from what I did before. This is just so weird.
     
  2. Foggydog, Nov 2, 2016
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    Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    View attachment 669994 IMG_0067.PNG View attachment 669993 There is another thread about this problem. I'll see if I can find it. There were a lot of good comments.
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    IMG_0067.PNG There is a big thread about this very topic. I found it.
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    Sorry I cannot pull up the link directly. I'm a bit limited on my iPP. But it's the thread about the activation lock. I hope this helps lead you in the right direction
     
  3. RavRobert thread starter macrumors newbie

    RavRobert

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    I found some of the Old threads. Thanks. It looks like I am not the only one having this issue. Going to try to get to apple store tomorrow.
     
  4. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Guess that also means Apple hasn't been able to figure out what's really causing it, or at least they haven't been able to fix it.
     

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