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How can I bypass previous owners password on my iPad

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Oct 23, 2013 13:03 PM Post in iPad Use
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I bought a second hand iPad 4th gen the other day. It looked to be ready for me to set up the iPad, but when I got homw to try it, there was a screen saying, "This iPad is currently linked to an Apple ID (S*****@hotmail.com). Sign in with the Apple ID that was used to set up this iPad." So my question is, how can I get by this? I don't have the sellers information, so I can't contact him.

:How can I bypass previous owners password on my iPad

Oct 23, 2013 13:03 PM
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You have the former owner's email address via their Apple ID. Why not use that to contact them about the problem?

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Oct 23, 2013 13:03 PM
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Hotshotssnipe,

 

I sympathize with you.  I'm in the same predicament right now.  The person I purchased my iPad from won't respond to my queries.  Everyone online will act like you are a thief.  If half of them used their brains for a minute, maybe they could come up with one of many scenarios where you would be legitimately locked out of an iPad you legally purchased. In my case, the previous owner left all their personal items on the iPad and I went to erase all contents. It asked me for the Apple ID, I figured it was asking to return checked out books or something.  Second time it didn't ask me and reformatted the iPad, but now I'm stuck at activation.

 

To answer JimHdk's question, Apple doesn't even show you the full email address. It's literally shown as S******@hotmail.com so you can't email that person.

 

This is a horrible idea on Apple's part.  They should have made it painstakingly clear that you can't even "reformat" and activate the iPad without this ID.  Especially since iOS7 is relatively young and no previous version of iOS had this feature.  This will hurt legitimate users more than thieves.  Even if, from all the people affected, only 10% are legitimate users, that's still a huge number.  Apple should give us some other way to resolve this issue.

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On the iPad, it doesn't say the Full eMail

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