iPhone Is possible to reset iphone without icloud password?

QwerX

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Hello,

I would like to know, whether is possible to reset to iPhone to factory state without iCloud password?

I only want to delete icloud account from my iphone and create a new one, but I don't have actual iCloud. account password.

Thanks in advance.
 

QwerX

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Stolen not, but bought by unconscious customer with not deleted iCloud account. Now we don't have contact with seller. What can we do now?
 

DeftwillP

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Make your own will it blend video? But those tend to be popular when the device is only a day old. It's really not heavy enough to use as a boat anchor. You might be able to make cool wall art with it I suppose.
 

aristobrat

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Stolen not, but bought by unconscious customer with not deleted iCloud account. Now we don't have contact with seller. What can we do now?
AFAIK, there's really not much else you can do with it, other than re-sell it to someone who will scrap it and use the parts to fix other iPhones.
 

eyoungren

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Yeah, ask the original owner nicely for his/her password. Next time don't steal someone's iPhone.

I swear these types of posts are happening more and more frequently - can't the mods do anything about these?
What gets me is that these threads invariably end up in the jailbreak section of MR.

As if jailbreaking is something that would facilitate the unethical act of defeating a security feature - and that the management here is okay with that kind of thing. I guess, because, you know jailbreaking sounds so much like what these people are trying to do. :rolleyes:
 

Gav2k

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You have access to the phones settings which means that you can see the previous owners email address so do the right thing and send them an email explaining you've come in to possession of there device and you'd like to return it.
 
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Totally

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What gets me is that these threads invariably end up in the jailbreak section of MR.

As if jailbreaking is something that would facilitate the unethical act of defeating a security feature - and that the management here is okay with that kind of thing. I guess, because, you know jailbreaking sounds so much like what these people are trying to do. :rolleyes:
Obviously it's cause we jailbreak to steal stuff. So might as well as us how to make a stolen iPhone worth more. That's the only logical explanation.

But really, can't the mods do something like have a sticky on top saying if you ask about bypassing the passcode or iCloud lock that they will be IP address banned? And then actually do the ban when people ask and delete the posts?

Seems like it is getting much more frequent.
 

Applejuiced

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Hello,

I would like to know, whether is possible to reset to iPhone to factory state without iCloud password?

I only want to delete icloud account from my iphone and create a new one, but I don't have actual iCloud. account password.

Thanks in advance.
Obviously not.
If you could reset it without the current icloud user ID and password any thief would be able to do it in order to buy and sell stolen property.
Its an anti theft feature that works very well.
The device is completely useless without the real owners apple ID and password.
Enjoy your brick:D
 

Will22

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What gets me is that these threads invariably end up in the jailbreak section of MR.

As if jailbreaking is something that would facilitate the unethical act of defeating a security feature - and that the management here is okay with that kind of thing. I guess, because, you know jailbreaking sounds so much like what these people are trying to do. :rolleyes:
Not only that but if they actually looked into jailbreaking they would know that you have to have iCloud turned off to jailbreak your phone.
 

smallbusowner1

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Obviously not.
If you could reset it without the current icloud user ID and password any thief would be able to do it in order to buy and sell stolen property.
Its an anti theft feature that works very well.
The device is completely useless without the real owners apple ID and password.
Enjoy your brick:D

Unfortunately have the same problem. I am a small business owner, I furnish my employees phones (and plans) that are property of my business. I had the unfortunate scenario of terminating an employee upon asking for the phone back (so I can issue it to his replacement) discovered he locked it out. The phone is not stolen it is my company's property.... But as you say its a brick. I know we can go purchase another phone but Iphones are rather expensive and with the company struggling its a hard lump to swallow.
 

Applejuiced

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Unfortunately have the same problem. I am a small business owner, I furnish my employees phones (and plans) that are property of my business. I had the unfortunate scenario of terminating an employee upon asking for the phone back (so I can issue it to his replacement) discovered he locked it out. The phone is not stolen it is my company's property.... But as you say its a brick. I know we can go purchase another phone but Iphones are rather expensive and with the company struggling its a hard lump to swallow.
If you purchased the phone and have the receipt to prove it you can bring it to Apple and they will remove the icloud activation lock.
Besides that there's nothing else you can do.
You could also go after the particular employee legally in small claims court or withholding his last paycheck until he removes his icloud lock from your device.
 

secretagnt

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Unfortunately have the same problem. I am a small business owner, I furnish my employees phones (and plans) that are property of my business. I had the unfortunate scenario of terminating an employee upon asking for the phone back (so I can issue it to his replacement) discovered he locked it out. The phone is not stolen it is my company's property.... But as you say its a brick. I know we can go purchase another phone but Iphones are rather expensive and with the company struggling its a hard lump to swallow.
If you purchased the phone and have the receipt to prove it you can bring it to Apple and they will remove the icloud activation lock.
Besides that there's nothing else you can do.
You could also go after the particular employee legally in small claims court or withholding his last paycheck until he removes his icloud lock from your device.

Great info here as far as asking apple for help especially if the receipt for the phone is in your name or company name. Should be a relatively easy fix.
 
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eyoungren

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Unfortunately have the same problem. I am a small business owner, I furnish my employees phones (and plans) that are property of my business. I had the unfortunate scenario of terminating an employee upon asking for the phone back (so I can issue it to his replacement) discovered he locked it out. The phone is not stolen it is my company's property.... But as you say its a brick. I know we can go purchase another phone but Iphones are rather expensive and with the company struggling its a hard lump to swallow.
If you purchased the phone and have the receipt to prove it you can bring it to Apple and they will remove the icloud activation lock.
Besides that there's nothing else you can do.
You could also go after the particular employee legally in small claims court or withholding his last paycheck until he removes his icloud lock from your device.
Apple is a little more lenient to iDevices owned by businesses.

As stated by AJ though, you need to contact Apple and prove ownership.

Doing a Google search might point you to an article or two by a few companies that have established IT procedures for this kind of thing.

If your company is legitimate, the purchase is legitimate and you are organized with your records you should have no issues.
 

FLYING SE7EN

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I'm so jaded that I can't take any of these threads seriously. As for smallbusinessowner1, some advice from a fellow small business owner, always get company property back into your possession and ensure it is functional and in good working order BEFORE you fire someone.
 

Applejuiced

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I'm so jaded that I can't take any of these threads seriously. As for smallbusinessowner1, some advice from a fellow small business owner, always get company property back into your possession and ensure it is functional and in good working order BEFORE you fire someone.
Very well said.
Common sense is any business has you return company property back such as electronic devices or other things before they give you your last paycheck next week. If you dont return their stuff they take it out of your last pay.
 
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eyoungren

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I'm so jaded that I can't take any of these threads seriously. As for smallbusinessowner1, some advice from a fellow small business owner, always get company property back into your possession and ensure it is functional and in good working order BEFORE you fire someone.
It has unfortunately been my experience and often to my misfortune that small business tends to operate in a haphazard, fly-by-night, seat-of-the-pants type of way. With rare exceptions most small business owners see their business as their income and make their decisions based on their personal, financial needs and not the needs of the business.

I've also dealt with a lot of customers who own(ed) small businesses and operate(d) them as a hobby. Something to fill their time and line their personal bank accounts with spare change - because it was something they always wanted to do and finally got around to doing.

In both cases being organized and operating efficiently were never high on their priority list.

So, I guess I'm jaded that way.
 
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Applejuiced

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It has unfortunately been my experience and often to my misfortune that small business tends to operate in a haphazard, fly-by-night, seat-of-the-pants type of way. With rare exceptions most small business owners see their business as their income and make their decisions based on their personal, financial needs and not the needs of the business.

I've also dealt with a lot of customers who own(ed) small businesses and operate(d) them as a hobby. Something to fill their time and line their personal bank accounts with spare change - because it was something they always wanted to do and finally got around to doing.

In both cases being organized and operating efficiently were never high on their priority list.

So, I guess I'm jaded that way.
Yes, many small business not run properly and many of them dont last that long till they eventually go out of business.
It takes a special breed of people to be responsible and run a place efficiently , professionally and protect their livelihood and raise their families doing what they enjoy and giving back to their local community.
 
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