iPhone 'Find My Phone' ebay confusion

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  1. MrManwelo macrumors member

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    I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I have after recently selling an iPhone 4s on ebay.

    The buyer sent me this message this morning:

    Is there anything I can do other than giving my log in details (as this is something I don't want to do). I factory reset the phone before i sent it.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

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    Did you turn off find my iPhone?

    Tell him to ship it back if you don't want to give him the password and change it once he's removed your Apple ID.
     
  3. mcapanelli macrumors regular

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    Did you wipe the phone before you sold it?
     
  4. MrManwelo thread starter macrumors member

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    Is this the only way? And yes, I did wipe the phone.
     
  5. Cojm macrumors member

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    Someone HAS to enter the details for THAT apple ID. no way around it.
     
  6. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Isn't there a way to go on icloud.com and remove it that way?
     
  7. Cojm macrumors member

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    Even if you remove it from the website the device still is registered and locked to that Apple ID.
     
  8. itjw macrumors 65816

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    Just give him the details, then change them after he unlocks the phone.

    It's not difficult.

    You also now have PROOF that he received the phone, so he won't be trying any "but all I got was a rock" scams going forward. If you ship it back to him unlocked he could always just claim that's what you did.

    Just give him the password, then change it after he confirms the unlock and switches to his details.
     
  9. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    oh, ok thanks!
    As long as you have 2 step verification on also, it's not like he can do any real damage
     
  10. MrManwelo thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, I'll go ahead and do that. Thanks for all the replies.
     
  11. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    The password isn't stored on the device, so you can change your password, then give him the new password, then change it back (or change it to a new password). That way if you use the same or similar passwords for other things you won't be giving out that information.

    I would also suggest doing it over the phone with him so your password is compromised for the least amount of time. Have him get the phone ready to enter the account email and password, give him the password, then as soon as he enters it and the phone moves on go ahead and change your password.
     
  12. ArtVandelay29 macrumors regular

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    Both of these ideas are great advice. If I were in your position, OP, this is exactly how I'd handle it.
     

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