iPhone 11 Pro Weird email addresses during setup?

kryptticAZ

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Feb 26, 2007
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When I started setting up my new iPhone 11 using the transfer option from my old iPhone X, it prompted me for passwords for two iCloud accounts I didn't recognize in order to restore the purchases.

The tranfer option didn't work and I'm now just restoring from an iTunes backup. But should I be worried about these email addresses I didn't recognize? One was from a 163.com domain and the other gmail.com.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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You clearly should, as your device serial number is probably used by some technicians in China to unblock another Activation Locked device. Bring your proof of purchase and drivers license to Apple and state the situation and see what they can do.
 

1080p

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Mar 17, 2010
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By chance... have you ever jailbroken your old iPhone and installed any cracked (pirated) apps? This can cause this too.
 

Black Diesel

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Mar 15, 2011
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I had two of these as well. I believe it has to do with someone else's purchased songs on your iPhone. I'm assuming it's because two of my friends somehow gave me songs they purchased in iTunes and now it's asking for the passwords to their accounts to enable the songs associated with their apple ID
 

Banglazed

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Apr 17, 2017
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I had two of these as well. I believe it has to do with someone else's purchased songs on your iPhone. I'm assuming it's because two of my friends somehow gave me songs they purchased in iTunes and now it's asking for the passwords to their accounts to enable the songs associated with their apple ID
It will continue to ask you in the future until you remove the contents used from a different account.
 

kryptticAZ

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Feb 26, 2007
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It will continue to ask you in the future until you remove the contents used from a different account.
I have no idea what these other items are, so I have no idea how to remove them. I've never seen this message before--it just showed up when I tried to the use the direct transfer option. That option didn't work anyway, so I ended up doing a restore from iTunes. When I did the restore from iTunes, these addresses did NOT show up, so I'm wondering if the direct transfer option is just borked somehow.
 

TonyC28

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Aug 15, 2009
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This happened on my wife's new phone as well. Two random Yahoo email addresses that neither of us know. Never jailbroken, no gifts from other people that we're aware of. Very weird.