Thursday, October 23, 2014

Before Buying A Used iPhone, Make Sure "Activation Lock" Is Disabled And The iPhone is Completely Erased.

Used iPhone, Activation Lock

Every time a new iPhone comes into the market like the iPhone 6, even with it's troubles like Dyegate, Apple lovers stand in lines to get their phones. Once they do, the market is flooded with used iPhones.
If you are buying an iPhone (like iPhone 5, which I am planing to keep, rather than upgrading to iPhone 6) make sure that the owner disables the Activation lock, before you complete the transaction.

If you are the owner, you can follow our "Reset Your iPhone to Factory Setting" to completely reset the iPhone or any other iOS device.
If you are the buyer, please check the current Activation Lock status of the iPhone you are buying by visiting from any device with a browser.

IMEI ir the Serial Number could be found by going to
Settings > General > About and scrolling down.

Also as a general rule follow these steps to make sure that the iPhone you are purchasing will be usable;

  •     Power up the iPhone, iPad or whatever the iOS you are buying..
  •     If you are presented with the pass code lock screen or the Home screen appears, the device hasn't been erased. Ask the owner to erase all the settings. Don't buy an used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if it has not been erased.
  •     Once the owner reset / erase the iphone, immediately begin the device setup process.
  •     You will be selecting a language of your choice, followed by a country, and connecting to a network, Once that is done, the device will begin activation Process. If it asks for for the previous owner’s Apple ID and password, the device is still linked to their account. At this point you can ask the previous owner to enter their password. But get the owner to remove the device from their account by signing in to Make sure that the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has been removed from the previous owner’s account, before handing the money over!
Once you are done with the above, you can proceed and welcome to iLand!


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