I've Lost Find My iPhone's Password!

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  1. msaljaber, Oct 31, 2013
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    msaljaber macrumors newbie

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    Hello folks,

    I've forgot Find My iPhone password, and because of that I couldn't restore the iPhone unless I enter the password, or put the iPhone in DFU Mode so you can restore it,
    I've done that, put it in DFU mode, restored it!
    But after the device has been restored :( I can't even use it!
    It says that this iPhone is currently linked to an Apple ID. Sign in with the Apple ID that was used to set up on this iPhone. = Which means it requires the password :/

    It's really a bad situation, and I'm afraid of loosing my device :mad:
    How could I solve it?!

    I'd be very pleased of any of you could solve my problem,
    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I believe with iOS7 there's no way for you to fix this situation. Perhaps if you bought the phone from apple, they'll have record of your purchase and will be able to correct the situation.

    The extra security was implemented to thwart thieves from stealing/reselling the iPhone
     
  3. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the same password u need to log into to ur phone?

    U do remember that password u use everyday?
     
  4. msaljaber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that mean, my iPhone is useless?! :confused::confused:
    Isn't there any way to use it?!
     
  5. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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  6. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    If you still have the receipt Apple will unlock it for you.
    If you stole the phone and are trying to use it. too bad.
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  8. msaljaber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not a thief, by the way.
    The problem is that I have no receipt, I got it used.

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    I do like this feature, but when it happened to you!!. Damn! :mad:
     
  9. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    If you've forgotten the password as you said in your original post, then simply go to the link I posted above and read the instructions for resetting it then. That will solve your problem.
     
  10. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    Is the password being applied to unlock the phone the original owner's password or is it your password?

    If it's under your Apple ID, follow the link provided a few post above and you should be on your way.

    If it's under the original owners Apple ID, you should contact them and have them meet you to unlock it.
     
  11. msaljaber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The email's password and the Apple ID's password are the same.
    I am an idiot! :(
     
  12. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    So instead of stealing it, you bought a stolen device?
     
  13. Lancetx, Oct 31, 2013
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    Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Glad you figured it out then.
     
  14. msaljaber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought it used, not stolen!
    The iCloud's account is mine and I forgot the password.
     
  15. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Now with Activation Lock, never, ever buy a phone without making sure the previous owner has "released it."

    Here is the link concerning this issue: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4515

    OP, unless you can contact the original owner of the phone, you made a costly mistake.

    If it is your iCloud account the phone was activated with, and you used the same password for email and your account, do you access your email from a desktop also? If so have them send you an email reset. If not, you will be sure to keep a hard copy of your passwords somewhere safe in the future, I'll bet.
     
  16. msaljaber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm in a country that comes with no Apple Stores :/

    If I email them they have nothing to improve that the iPhone is not stolen.

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    I'm the owner of the iCloud account.
     
  17. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Look, no one here is going to be able to help you. I've given you the link with clear instructions to resolve the issue the only way that it can be resolved. Read each of the steps on the entire page as there is more than one way to reset it when you've honestly forgotten your Apple ID password. Otherwise you're out of luck.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5787
     
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  19. msaljaber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all, glad you've tried to help me :)
     
  20. Loqui1286 macrumors newbie

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    How is it possible for a person to set a phone up using their apple id and password and then forget the password??????? That makes no sense. I mean yeah I guess it is possible but this story really stinks of stolen device.
     
  21. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Particularly when the instructions for legitimately resetting a forgotten password are given, but for whatever reason they aren't followed...
     
  22. parseckadet macrumors 6502a

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    Calm down everyone. My mother did the same thing when she upgraded her iPad to iOS 7. The instructions on the provided link do work. If you're still having trouble you could try calling Apple support.
     
  23. itjw macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys: I totally didn't steal this phone I have, but I completely forgot the password. How do I fix it?

    Answer: Sell it for parts. Buy new phone. REMEMBER new password.

    It's stolen. Sorry. File a police report if you must, but there's a reason why you got such a great deal on it. It's hot.

    I truly hope it takes the hackers a long while to break this protection. It's awesome. I'm sorry, but in the extraordinarily rare event that someone genuinely has a MBI (massive brain injury) and forgets their password, it's STILL worth it, because in 99% of the cases (if not more) it's pure theft. Period.

    Hopefully the word will spread and "Apple Picking" will at least get mildly reduced. Probably not, but it's a good thought.

    Good for Apple for at least TRYING.

    :apple:
     
  24. g4manimac macrumors 6502

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    Trust me it is possible,where I work I drive a work truck throughout the day and have some not so desirable people riding in the back and at times I know I have seen them eyeballing my pass code entry so I switch pass code quite often and have actually forgot it a few times but luckily I alternate between the same passwords and codes so I always figure it out.
    Now know that I'm not taking up for this guy and YES this is a very very fishy situation like I said its possible it's just their wording is suspicious because trust me if I got locked out of my phone I would be at the apple store in a second but luckily I'm buying more and more NEW devices and it's a good thing because the last ipad and iPhone i purchased both had activation lock but thank goodness they were both legitimate and the actual owners removed them from iCloud for me.
     
  25. techstyle macrumors member

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    This always happens at my work. People forget because they try to rush everything and think i won't forget my password in less than a minute :roll eyes:.

    Customer " I would like to set up a password for xxxxx account"

    Me: Okay, please write down your user name and password.

    Customer: okay, it's all done. How do i access the account?

    Me: Please type in the new User name and password you created.

    Customer: Its not working, i hate technology blah blah blah...

    Me: Did you write down your password and user id?

    Customer: I forgot my password well i always use "4321" as my password

    Me: The password needed to be at least 8 characters long...

    Customer: uhm, uhm i hate computers, internet...

    ME: i am on lunch now
    ;)
     

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