Jun 18, 2015

I have iPhone 5c but the owner forgot Apple ID. How can I activate to my Apple ID?

This is a feature designed to reduce theft by preventing the use of stolen iPhones until the legitimate owner removes the device from his or her account. As Jim said in an earlier post, you are going to need to contact the previous owner.

If the previous owner did forget their Apple ID, Apple has a "Find my Apple ID" page that should help them recover it. https://iforgot.apple.com/appleid?returnURL=https://appleid.apple.com&app_id=93&language=US-EN
I believe you'll need to contact them to ask them to remove their Apple ID association.

More info here:

Find My iPhone Activation Lock: Removing a device from a previous owner’s account

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