Jul 13, 2015

How to activate iPod when I don't know last owner's email or password?

I av an iPod but I no nothing bout the last owner I bought it cheap.it keeps saying activate Apple email n password I try to change DNS server.it worked for a min then went back to active email.ne1 help
Dayz has a good answer for this, but here's a link to the iPod support page in case you need it later:

There was an older question where someone asked the same thing. Keep in mind, this is a feature Apple included to dissuade thieves from stealing iOS devices, and to prevent people from using stolen devices. You really need to contact the previous owner and have them remove the iPod from their Apple ID. Anyway, here is the answer to the question when it was posted before:

"According to Apple, you need to have the previous owner log in and remove the device from their Apple ID. However, you might be able to put it into recovery mode and reset it. There is an older question about this on ITworld. I copied and pasted one of the answers to that question below.

"Place iPod in DFU mode then connect to itunes. By doing that, itunes will recognize it as a device in recovery mode and allow you to do a complete wipe and reinstall of the iOS. You will have to wipe the device and update it to the current firmware to bypass the previous owners password. To place it in DFU mode, turn it off, plug it into the computer, hold down the power button as soon as it is plugged in, when the apple logo comes up then press the home button (while still holding the power button,) once the apple logo goes away release the power button and then keep holding the home button until you see that itunes recognizes a device in recovery mode, then select restore. You have to be connected to the internet and if the serial number is blogged by Appl then this will not work. If it's too hard to get it in DFU mode (better instructions are online,) you can place it into recovery mode by turning it off, hold the home button while you plug it into the computer and keep holding the home button until the connect to itunes animation appears on the iPod. If you choose that method, the first restore may fail and you will have to do it 2 or 3 times but both methods will work to bypass the previous owner's password."
Answer this