Unlocking iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yuffie_city, May 12, 2016.

  1. yuffie_city macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2016
    Hi. I have just upgraded from an iphone 5c on O2 to a 6s on EE.

    I reset the 5c to factory setting and removed the sim card before selling it on ebay as locked to O2.

    The buyer has now emailed me (very politely) to say that when they tried to get it unlocked they were told it is locked with my apple ID password.

    Is this just a scam to get my password (which I obviously have no intention in telling them) or a real issue with unlocking an iphone?

  2. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    So it's activation locked. Before you sold it, did you turn off find my iphone and sign out of icloud? If not, then it's activation locked. And they have a brick.
  3. yuffie_city thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2016
    Oh. Whoops. Is there anything I can do about that now?
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    You could be nice, and unlock the iPhone now for the buyer (something that the buyer COULD have checked at purchase - or, even better, something that YOU should have taken care of before you sold it.)
  5. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2012
    Log into Find My iPhone online and unlink the device, Apple has a procedure set up for this.
  6. yuffie_city thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2016

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