Removing an iPhone Activation Lock

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kgszoka

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I have an iPhone iCloud locked and erased with a message from original owner.

According to this: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201441
"Click All Devices to open a list of devices linked to their account, then select the
device to be removed. It should show a gray dot or the word “Offline” next to the
device name."

Does that mean if the device is not Offline it cannot be removed? If that's true
when it bacames Offline? After 24 hours since it was last turned on and connected
to WiFi?

Or maybe because it was erased, an option to remove the device is available all the
time?

Additional info:
This iPhone is not stolen. I found it and after contacting the owner he let me keep
it. I asked him to remove it and he is just not really in a rush to do so. I am trying to
find out how the situation looks on his side.
 

kgszoka

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The original owner says you can keep the phone but he will not help to unlock it?

Really?
Well, yes. It seems like he just doesn't really care about his iPhone anymore so he doesn't care about what happens with it. Maybe he's busy or something and I just want to make sure that at least it is possible for him to remove it.
 

Newtons Apple

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Well, yes. It seems like he just doesn't really care about his iPhone anymore so he doesn't care about what happens with it. Maybe he's busy or something and I just want to make sure that at least it is possible for him to remove it.
If it IS his phone, there is no doubt he could unlock it.

I question why he would not do so as it would only take a minute to do it. Hard to believe that he is too busy to do this.
 

kgszoka

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Maybe he has second thoughts. I offered giving it back or buying from him. He just said I can keep it.

Thanks for answering anyway.
 
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