Deactivating iCloud unlock

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    mazingaabbas New Member

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    Am a business man who buys second hand iPhones but some times i find it hard to deactivate iCloud accounts
     
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    The only way is to contact the previous owner and ask him to remove the device from his iCloud ID. Everything else is illegal, and will cause damage to the device.
     
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    Your best protection is to make sure any used iPhones you buy are not iCloud Activation Locked before you make the purchase.
     
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    But there is an official unlocking in Apple is it not true??
     
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    Apple will only remove iCloud Activation Lock from a device if you’re the original owner and can prove it to Apple’s satisfaction(original sales receipts in your name, purchased direct from Apple). If you purchased a second hand iPhone that’s iCloud Activation Locked there’s no way to unlock it without the Apple ID and password of the original owner.
     
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