Different iCloud Lock Situations
Lock Situations and status Now, the chances are that most iPhones sold as used devices will still have the
iCloud activation lock mistakenly left on by the previous owner.
The first thing that anyone will think when they come across an iCloud locked Apple
device is that it is stolen. However, in 50% of these cases, it is often a simple matter
of human error.
However, it is also possible to end up with a stolen iPhone that has been sold to you by
a dubious seller or end up buying one of these phones from an unscrupulous dealer who
puts it on Lock Mode after selling it to you.
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This iPhone is linked to an Apple ID. Enter the Apple ID and password that were used
to set up this iPhone.
50% of iCloud locked iPhone issues are often as a result of human error, with the
original user forgetting to unlink the device from their iCloud.
When it comes to resells, the Apple support website states that you are responsible
when it comes to making sure that the iPhone you buy from a seller, other than
Apple and its approved resellers are not iCloud locked.
If you are in the shopping stage for an iPhone and
are exploring buying an iCloud locked phone because
of its considerably low cost, before taking possession
of the phone to find out if it is iCloud locked.
If you happen
to buy the phone from a seller face-to-face, it is possible to physically check on this and
solve the problem on the spot.
In the case that you had the iPhone shipped out to you, then you would have to get them
original user to remove/unlink the device from their iCloud account.
Likewise, it is possible that the iPhone could be yours and you have just forgotten your
If you end up with an iCloud locked iPhone, and you are unable to get a hold of the
seller anymore to solve this problem, then you can now go ahead and explore iCloud
Once again, this is what this eBook is all about, and it will help you know how to legally
approach the iCloud unlocking process.