The Different iCloud Lock Situations
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, is 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 the 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 iCloud
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 unlock options.
Once again, this is what this eBook is all about, and it will help you know how to legally approach the iCloud unlocking process.