Is activation lock supposed to expire?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Florida, USA
    #1
    At our club we've had someone's lost iPhone in our lost+found for over a year now; it had been remote-wiped but activation locked so nobody could use it.

    Yesterday much to our surprise we turned on the phone and were able to activate it! It's an iPhone 4 with a cracked screen, so I'm not too surprised the owner didn't come for it.

    Does this mean activation lock eventually expires?
     
  2. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    #2
    No it does not expire the person who previously owned it released it from their iCloud.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    Exactly.
    It never expires.
    The original owner removed it from his icloud account and moved on.
     

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