How to bypass activation lock on ios7?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by blueyes818, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. blueyes818
    Offline

    blueyes818 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    So basically I was sold a ipad 2 with IOS 7 on it , and it has a activation lock on it and I cant get in contact with the guy who sold it to me.

    Is there a method out right now for bypassing the activation lock?

    Any help someone can give me thank you.
  2. ardchoille
    Offline

    ardchoille iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,185
    Thanks Received:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    Ratings:
    +215 / 1
    As far as I understand it, iOS 7 won't allow restoring of an iOS device unless you have the Apple ID and password of the Apple ID account it was using. This is a theft deterrant and cannot be bypassed.
    • Like Like x 1
  3. scifan57
    Online

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,141
    Thanks Received:
    2,150
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,418 / 1
    The only way to get that iPad activated is to track down the seller and get him to enter his Apple ID and password to activate the iPad. Your problem is caused by the seller leaving find my iPhone turned on when he sold the iPad. If you can't find the seller, there is no way to activate the iPad without the seller's Apple ID and password. Unfortunately you may end up with a brick that can't be used.
    • Like Like x 2
  4. robbos21
    Offline

    robbos21 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    chester, uk
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    And possibility cud be stolen as well ??
  5. Good karma
    Offline

    Good karma iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,179
    Thanks Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    London UK
    Ratings:
    +46 / 0
    When the seller sold it, he should have factory restored the iPad so you can register to yourself, did the iPad come with a box, cable, charger and owners manual? Leaving the iOS on and selling it like that is very stupid, all the sellers email and iTunes login is still active on the iPad
  6. shingers5
    Offline

    shingers5 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    united kingdom
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    such a negative response its unreal..............what about the other side of the coin where people buy legit off ebay or 3rd party sellers like 2nd hand shops etc who helps them? not everyone is a thief or buys from thieves so who protects us?! this new security was implemented too hastily as there should be ways to prove your purchase and have this reversed........... people often buy from people they know or from people referred to them by people they know. i am too stuck with this and i cant do anything about it and that sucks!
  7. kippyw
    Offline

    kippyw iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    117
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Yes, it sucks. But the big picture here is that most of us need optimum security and the Find My iPad IOS provides this. It sounds terribly negative I guess, but it's only up to you to locate the previous owner and resolve this. Your situation must represent about .000000001 % of the majority of people that prefer to have the security.
  8. bikeopeli
    Offline

    bikeopeli iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Or in my case my iPad 2 was stolen with iOS6 on it and then found to be stolen and returned to me by a pawn shop with iOS7 installed and the device wiped and locked with some unknown person's Apple Id. So I got my iPad back but now it's a brick. Yay Apple, your perfectly designed security has now cost me the iPad I purchased from you legitimately. Last Apple crap I spend $$$ on. What a cluster****
  9. azukaito
    Offline

    azukaito iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    indonesia
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    so,,,,,is there any other way to bypass activation without login,,?
  10. J. A.
    Offline

    J. A. iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    11,023
    Thanks Received:
    2,926
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Apetlon, Austria
    Ratings:
    +3,424 / 2
    Hi, azukaito! Welcome to iPF!

    If you take a look at ardchoille's and scifan57's posts, you'll see that it's not possible, with iOS 7 installed.
  11. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    If you buy third-party like this then you take your own risks....so if this bothers you then buy through the regular retail chain...though I do think ebay has protection for people who get ripped of there. If you buy from a 2nd hand shop and you can't activate and use the iPad, then take it back. They should have checked it and made sure they had a legit purchase. It's not Apple's job to police the world... so buyer beware.
    • Like Like x 4
  12. Mickey330
    Offline

    Mickey330 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,445
    Thanks Received:
    1,713
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Western NY state (USA)
    Ratings:
    +1,832 / 0
    Apple will aid in resetting the password on the iPad if you have the original receipt. As long as you can prove ownership of it (and that it was bought from an authorized seller), it can be fixed.

    I recommend you take that iPad 2 and your receipt to the Apple store and ask for assistance.

    Marilyn
    • Like Like x 3
  13. parcas1
    Offline

    parcas1 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Somerset UK
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Yes, what a terrible thing to do, to design a security system that works. What will they try to foist on us next.

    As I understand it -
    You did not look after your property, Apple is not responsible for that.
    You did not update the OS yourself, which would have protected your iPad. Apple would have prompted you to do that, but you chose not to do it.
    It was returned to you because the pawn shop used the Apple system to get it to you.
    And you think a tablet with a secure system is crap.
    So you want to buy a tablet that can have its OS wiped and replaced easily by a thief
    • Like Like x 2
  14. azukaito
    Offline

    azukaito iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    indonesia
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    ok,,, I understand,,,
    thank you,,,,,
  15. graceshin00
    Offline

    graceshin00 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Philippines
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I need Help also

    I also have the same problem. The only difference is that, I know my Apple Id. But i already forgot the password. Also the email that I used to it is no longer remember by me. So Anyone can you help me in my problem? Can I remembered by email address with the apple Id only? Thanks in advanced
  16. scifan57
    Online

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,141
    Thanks Received:
    2,150
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,418 / 1
    I'm afraid that without the password there is no way to access your device, there is also no way to bypass the requirement for your password.
  17. graceshin00
    Offline

    graceshin00 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Philippines
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    It was given by my mother in the Canada. And I am at the Philippines. Can I ask the apple service here in the Philippines or in the Canada? My mother also give me the billing information for the said IPAd. So What will I do?
  18. willerz2
    Offline

    willerz2 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,245
    Thanks Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +232 / 0
    It's impossible for Apple to verify the ownership of the device. It's possible that a person's information has been hoaxed from them and used to retrieve the account to exploit the credit card attached to it.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
activation lock
,
activation lock bypass
,
bypass activation lock ios 7
,
bypass activation lock ios 7 ipad
,
bypass activation lock ipad
,
bypass ios7 activation lock
,
bypass ipad activation
,

bypass ipad activation lock

,
how to bypass activation lock ios 7
,
how to bypass activation lock on ipad
,
how to bypass ios 7 activation lock
,
how to bypass ipad activation
,

how to bypass ipad activation lock

,
ios 7 activation lock bypass
,
ipad 2 activation bypass
,
ipad 2 activation lock
,
ipad 2 activation lock bypass
,
ipad activation bypass
,
ipad activation lock
,

ipad activation lock bypass