Spurious activation lock iPad Air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by The Mercurian, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. The Mercurian macrumors 68000

    Mar 17, 2012
    My parents iPad triggered the Find my IPad activation lock for no apparent reason last night. Because there is no reason my folks are worried the lock screen message lookign for username and password might be a phishing attempt.

    Are there phishing attempts that can mimic activation lock ? Or can activation lock engage for no obvious reason/bug/hidden legit reason ? They are away so I've told them to do nothing til I can see it for myself
  2. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2015
  3. Videomanmac Suspended


    Apr 3, 2015
    Have them perform a hard reset on the device and if it still displays after that then it is legit. But they should be fine regardless.
  4. The Mercurian thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 17, 2012
    Thank you both! Ah I don't fancy explaining it to them down the phone and they have another one that works, so I'll check it out myself when they are back.

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