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Activation Lock for the iPhone & iPad

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Activation Lock

Activation Lock

A few months ago legislation was passed to help control thief of mobile devices. This act was known as the kill switch bill. Since that time mobile devices have been much harder for thieves to sell. Many people may have even been victimized by purchasing used mobile devices that were stolen and locked.

If you are buying or selling a used iphone or ipad, Apple has now come out with instructions on activating and deactivating the kill switch. A paper titled, Find My iPhone Activation Lock, will walk you through the process of working with your activation lock.

Mashable has also published an article by Rex Santus,  How to Check If the Used iPhone You’re Buying Is Stolen. Steve Dent from Engadget published a similar piece, Apple’s new iCloud tool can show if a used iPhone is stolen.


Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

October 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

Posted in iPad

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