iPhone Activation

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by usmanwrites1, May 23, 2015.

  1. usmanwrites1 macrumors newbie

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    Kids messed up with iPhone then an error popped up " connect to itune" . Once I connected to iTunes this window appeared on my iPhone [​IMG]

    Now phone isn't accepting my Apple ID. I'm dead sure about my apple ID and this example which iPhone is displaying like 'k........@yahoo.com' isn't my id
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like somone else's account was on the phone then. Did you buy the phone used?
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Sure, Kids messed up your iPhone then an error popped up:D
    More like you got stuck with a stolen iphone...
     
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    You'll need the Apple ID and password for the Apple ID account of the original owner. Without those credentials, you have little more than an expensive paperweight. This is called Activation Lock and was implemented as a security measure to reduce iPhone thefts.
     
  5. usmanwrites1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dear this phone was bought by my elder brother. He bought it as a brand new set.

    I'm sure that it seem odd that kids messed it up but this is what happened and i too am amazed that how did they do it. It might be possible that they dropped the iPhone but I really don't know
     
  6. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Dropping an iPhone will not result in this type of error. What happened here is that the original owner activated this iPhone on an Apple ID account. Now the same iPhone is attempting to be activated and the iPhone is letting you know that it cannot do so until the credentials for the original Apple ID account are entered (the device is locked to the original Apple ID account). As stated before, you have an expensive paperweight, you can't do much with that device as it is.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    This iphone is linked and signed in to someones apple ID. It is activation locked with findmyiphone.
    It is useless until the above apple ID and correct password is entered.
    Not sure what your story is behind it but give it back to your brother or whoever he got it from cause you cannot do nothing with it now.
     
  8. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    It's pretty straight forward dude.

    1) If it is your Apple ID, then you can just put your information in and get past this screen.

    2) If you've forgotten your password or whatever, go to iforgot.apple.com and reset that info.

    3) If none of the above can be done, then Apple will reset the device as long as you can provide proof of purchase (i.e. the original receipt with the IMEI/Serial) and a form of ID. Book a Genius Bar appointment, bring along this info, and take it from there.

    Failing all of the above- you've got a paperweight. Apple won't bend the rules in case they're dealing with a stolen phone (and no, you can't argue around it without the documentation in 3)).

    Activation lock- gotta love it.
     
  9. usmanwrites1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPhone Activation

    Thanks all, is it possible that someone has entered his ID in find my iPhone that's why iPhone is not accepting my ID.

    I know it seems mind boggling but all this happened because phone was in the hand of a kid. May be in figuring it out that how kid messed up my iPhone we can unravel the solution. No?
     
  10. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Find my iPhone is not a separate app. It is part of iCloud and is part of the setup process of the iPhone.

    It looks like an iPhone 4 or 4S due to the screen size. So this is far from a new device.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    This happened at the time the phone was set up or at the least when iCloud was changed from one account to another. Nothing that a kid can really do to have thst happen.
     
  12. The Tuck macrumors 6502

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    Someone logged into the phone with that Apple ID- and as part of the "Find My iPhone" security measure, you need the password of the last Apple ID that was associated with the phone if you didn't turn off Find My iPhone. You're stuck if you can't get the password (whether it was stolen or not).

    Not even Apple can help you with this.

    Tuck
     
  13. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    The only solution is to enter the credentials of the original Apple ID account. This iPhone cannot be used properly until that is done.
     
  14. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    No.

    If the phone got to that screen, someone attempted to reset it, do an update, or the software just crashed. It's hard to say which, but it is irrelevant at this point.

    Either way, this security feature has been activated, and the only options you have are already in this thread.
     
  15. usmanwrites1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok guys i got the box of iPhone including receipt now tell me how to contact Apple for iPhone reset?
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    https://www.apple.com/contact/
     

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