All iPads Selling an ipad, but its bound to my apple ID

Discussion in 'iPad' started by borgqueenx, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    how do i get rid of the Apple ID on my ipad?
    when i restore my ipad, it says i need to login with the apple ID that was used before on the ipad.
    I need to get rid of this, because its for sale.
     
  2. Cyloncat macrumors regular

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    Do a restore in iTunes, which sets it back to factory specs. When the "welcome" screen comes up, disconnect the iPad and turn it off.
     
  3. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    With ios7. If u have ur Apple ID enabled. U need to sign out of iCloud and find my iPhone/iPad first.

    Or else if u restore Apple won't activate iPad unless user puts in Apple ID first to activate it as a theft prevention.
     
  4. FoundAHalo macrumors member

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    You probably have Find My iThing enabled. You need to go to Settings > iCloud and turn off Find my iPhone service. As part of the anti-theft measures in iOS7, once you turn on Find my iPhone, it locks the device to your Apple ID until you turn it off.
     
  5. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    pretty good anti theft measure!
    thanks guys for the help.
     
  6. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget to log in to your Apple Device Support Profile (find it on their support section of the website) and remove your iPad from your account.
     
  7. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    whats the benefit of doing this?
     
  8. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    The new purchaser can't add it their account until you remove it...so if anything it is more of a favor for them. This comes into play if you're transferring AC+. If they have an issue and choose to go to Apple for support, they will have issues getting this support if the device isn't added to their profile.
     
  9. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    thanks
     

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