Aug 11, 2015

How to remove Apple ID from iPhone 5?

My boyfriend bought a iphone 5 from a web site last night and he has tried to get hold of the owner but the owner will not get back with us and he removed himself from the site my boyfriend has paid 200 dollars for so we need to get the apple id off.

its an att iphone 5.
This is a security feature to prevent the use of stolen or lost Apple devices, and it requires the owner to login and remove the iPhone/iPad/iPod from their Apple account. If there isn't a legitimate owner at the website you bought the iPhone from, it may be a lost or stolen device. I would dispute the charge with your credit card company or PayPal if you can't get this resolved right away.

/u/Sveta posted an answer you might find helpful to a similar question recently:
"Unfortunately you need the previous owner to deactivate it from their account, it’s meant as a security precaution against theft of devices. Your best bet is to contact the previous owner and have them reset the apple id/password through

There are a number of threads online with the following workaround, but not sure if it works.
“Just put the iPad in Dfu mode. Hold down the home and power button for 15 seconds connected to the iTunes. iTunes will detect an iPad in recovery mode. Restore the iPad this will delete all the content in the iPad making it like a brand new device. Once it's finished you can sign in with your apples and use iCloud etc.”
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