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#1
Have you tried https://appleid.apple.com/ ?
You may need to check the phone was deactivated by the previous owner, from their itunes/appleid (many forget to do this). An iPhone would only ask for iCloud account info if it has been left 'linked' to the AppleID of the previous owner, following a hard reset (i.e to prevent reuse following theft).

Edited By: tightar5e on Dec 27, 2016 18:33: .
#2
Thats it. You have a brick. No way to reset without that info. NO WAY!
BTW you can't reset iPhone without password, so you are telling fairytales here...

Edited By: Rimi on Dec 27, 2016 18:19
#3
If you've got a receipt ring apple and they should take Apple ID iCloud off for you
#4
Hussain1837
If you've got a receipt ring apple and they should take Apple ID iCloud off for you
No they won't . receipt won't help here. At least eBay receipt.
#5
Didn't they get an email telling them what their username was?
#6
Rimi
Thats it. You have a brick. No way to reset without that info. NO WAY!
BTW you can't reset iPhone without password, so you are telling fairytales here...


I disagree, I'd recommend looking on YouTube for iCloud bypass... there is 100% a way around this (I don't know it but there is one)
#7
chrisizzle69
Rimi
Thats it. You have a brick. No way to reset without that info. NO WAY!
BTW you can't reset iPhone without password, so you are telling fairytales here...
I disagree, I'd recommend looking on YouTube for iCloud bypass... there is 100% a way around this (I don't know it but there is one)

No mate, there isn't one! I can bet on a million, there isn't one!
#8
darlodge
Didn't they get an email telling them what their username was?
Of course they did. OP is telling some king of crap here. I think he bought one with password or just find one one the street and now wants info how to bypass iCloud. Unfortunately, there is no way for that. Remember story, when they wanted info from that phone terrorist used in USA....All youtube videos air FAKE ones.
#9
Hussain1837
If you've got a receipt ring apple and they should take Apple ID iCloud off for you


I doubt it was a new 5C. They don't sell them new now.
#10
kiefer
Rimi
darlodge
Didn't they get an email telling them what their username was?
Of course they did. OP is telling some king of crap here. I think he bought one with password or just find one one the street and now wants info how to bypass iCloud. Unfortunately, there is no way for that. Remember story, when they wanted info from that phone terrorist used in USA....All youtube videos air FAKE ones.
Actually i purchased it account free and tested it before i wrapped it up for xmas. The issue is my parents are not tech savy and just tried to set it up on xmas day themselves and no they didnt get an email as they dont have email. It creates an icloud account/email address but if you cant login you cant get to the email.
The account is basically now locked to an email address which has part their name in but i dont know what it ends in like instead of being sam.smith its could be sam.smith112 - like a needle in a haystack.
By the way way i dont really care if you dont believe me but its the truth which is why i asked if its possible to fix. We are not all "full of Crap like the last poster is"

Look, Apple always sends email to given email address with login username, but no password for security reasons. So whichever email was given in process of registration for new iCloud mail account, you(or parents) have received that username.
I just wonder, how you was able to reset iPhone without password??? And if you have reset it, it comes as brand new phone without any old details!!!
#11
clearly this isn't the full story.

you are the proud owner of a brick. take what 'proof' you have of purchase and go to an apple store. take proof of ID and address too.

Edited By: jonnithomas on Dec 27, 2016 18:51
#12
kiefer
Rimi
kiefer
Rimi
darlodge
Didn't they get an email telling them what their username was?
Of course they did. OP is telling some king of crap here. I think he bought one with password or just find one one the street and now wants info how to bypass iCloud. Unfortunately, there is no way for that. Remember story, when they wanted info from that phone terrorist used in USA....All youtube videos air FAKE ones.
Actually i purchased it account free and tested it before i wrapped it up for xmas. The issue is my parents are not tech savy and just tried to set it up on xmas day themselves and no they didnt get an email as they dont have email. It creates an icloud account/email address but if you cant login you cant get to the email.
The account is basically now locked to an email address which has part their name in but i dont know what it ends in like instead of being sam.smith its could be sam.smith112 - like a needle in a haystack.
By the way way i dont really care if you dont believe me but its the truth which is why i asked if its possible to fix. We are not all "full of Crap like the last poster is"
Look, Apple always sends email to given email address with login username, but no password for security reasons. So whichever email was given in process of registration for new iCloud mail account, you(or parents) have received that username. I just wonder, how you was able to reset iPhone without password??? And if you have reset it, it comes as brand new phone without any old details!!!
You really dont read the post do you.. anyway i will go back to sorting myself. Some people are just muppets

This is you who are muppet. Read your own words: "So i reset it thinking i could just do a restore..."
You can't reset it without password, and if you have reset it, then it NEVER asks for old login details,as these are deleted.
#13
You cannot reset the phone without the password, if you could then it wouldn't have the old details on it, this proving you have not reset it.
Also, itunes does not recommend a password,
RIMI knows what he's taking about, the phone is useless unless you remember the password / get in contact with the original owner.
#14
Just tested this on my iPhone. You can get as far as pressing 'erase iPhone' on the 'erase all contents and settings' option but as soon as you hit it you're presented with a screen asking for your iCloud password. The only way you could have ended up with the situation you're in without this password would be if you had done a 'hard restore' via a PC or Mac in DFU mode; but this would've been an odd thing to do if you simply wanted to reset your parents' iPhone...

Not saying the OP is fibbing but the circumstances are odd, and there is no way you can circumvent iCloud with software on eBay or elsewhere - if it were that easy then I'm surprised the FBI required assistance to hack into that suspect's iPhone 5C earlier this year...
#15
OP if you do find a way be it through apple or third party can you give me details please. Sister-in-law has same problem. Has about 900 email accs and doesn't know which was used to setup iPad and now in exact same situation. Surely there's a way around it for the non tech savvy who like OP said don't know what they're doing exactly
#16
buckham_uk
OP if you do find a way be it through apple or third party can you give me details please. Sister-in-law has same problem. Has about 900 email accs and doesn't know which was used to setup iPad and now in exact same situation. Surely there's a way around it for the non tech savvy who like OP said don't know what they're doing exactly


NO WAY! Not even if you happy to pay hundred of pounds.
banned#17
Apple won't help here. My sister forgot password and even she was a leagal owner and had receipt from Apple Store, they did not helped to unlock iPhone 6.
OP doesn't tells full story here for sure. No way to unlock iCloud locked phones.
#18
kiefer

I got an iphone 5c for my parents for xmas, they setup an itunes account and forgot the pin. So i reset it thinking i could just do a restore but it wants the password for their icloud account but **** out the username and they didnt make a note of what it was, just accepted the suggested one by itunes. So now i cant reset it by security questions as they dont know what the icloud username was and it was never synced on itunes. - i had a look online and there seems to be some icloud activators but they look iffy to me or likely virus ridden. Anyone got any idea how i can reset their xmas present ? - apple support wont help me as its not brand new, was purchased as a refurb on ebay which was obviously ok until they managed to create an account themselves instead of waiting for me to setup for them. Help please !

Where did the iTunes verification email get sent to?
#19
Unless you can find out the email then it's a brick and even then you would need access to that email. As the other member has advised, ignore the other comments suggesting you can bypass it unless you want to be scammed again in the progress by trying to pay someone to 'fix it'.

/thread.
#20
kiefer
andynicol
kiefer

I got an iphone 5c for my parents for xmas, they setup an itunes account and forgot the pin. So i reset it thinking i could just do a restore but it wants the password for their icloud account but **** out the username and they didnt make a note of what it was, just accepted the suggested one by itunes. So now i cant reset it by security questions as they dont know what the icloud username was and it was never synced on itunes. - i had a look online and there seems to be some icloud activators but they look iffy to me or likely virus ridden. Anyone got any idea how i can reset their xmas present ? - apple support wont help me as its not brand new, was purchased as a refurb on ebay which was obviously ok until they managed to create an account themselves instead of waiting for me to setup for them. Help please !
Where did the iTunes verification email get sent to?
Well they tell me nowhere as you can create an iCloud account by creating a new iCloud email address that's the issue

As far as I can remember you need to input an email address and following the link in the verification email creates the ID.

If you don't follow the email link, which you say hasn't been done, then the phone can't be linked to a new Apple ID, as it hasn't been created...?
#21
andynicol
kiefer
andynicol
kiefer

I got an iphone 5c for my parents for xmas, they setup an itunes account and forgot the pin. So i reset it thinking i could just do a restore but it wants the password for their icloud account but **** out the username and they didnt make a note of what it was, just accepted the suggested one by itunes. So now i cant reset it by security questions as they dont know what the icloud username was and it was never synced on itunes. - i had a look online and there seems to be some icloud activators but they look iffy to me or likely virus ridden. Anyone got any idea how i can reset their xmas present ? - apple support wont help me as its not brand new, was purchased as a refurb on ebay which was obviously ok until they managed to create an account themselves instead of waiting for me to setup for them. Help please !
Where did the iTunes verification email get sent to?
Well they tell me nowhere as you can create an iCloud account by creating a new iCloud email address that's the issue
As far as I can remember you need to input an email address and following the link in the verification email creates the ID.
If you don't follow the email link, which you say hasn't been done, then the phone can't be linked to a new Apple ID, as it hasn't been created...?

True.
#22
kiefer
How's that possible if you don't have an email address then ? I am sure I have seen it done by using the iCloud as your email address.

You could create an '@iCloud.com' email address but the Apple ID wouldn't be created until the email link was followed through, thus I fail to see how the handset could be locked when there was no email viewed, as the Apple ID wouldn't have been created...

I fail to see in this day and age that someone would input personal details to create an online account and yet not write down/remember what details they had inputted.....

Unless theres more to the story.....
#23
buckham_uk
OP if you do find a way be it through apple or third party can you give me details please. Sister-in-law has same problem. Has about 900 email accs and doesn't know which was used to setup iPad and now in exact same situation. Surely there's a way around it for the non tech savvy who like OP said don't know what they're doing exactly


how about getting the new password request sent to the email address ? it's only 900 attempts after all and she must know the email addresses mustn't she ? it's her addresses. ;).
#24
kiefer, I'm not suggesting that you are attempting something illegal but your description really doesn't ring true as the situation you describe isn't possible. this means that you are mistaken. as others have said an email is sent and someone hits the authorisation link. if this has happened then that email exists so find it.
if it doesn't exist then the situation you describe cannot be the case unless your parents have deleted it. if so why the hell would they ?.
#25
Sorted it now . I've played with the possible usernames all night and finally found the correct one. The lock screen had 5*'s on it after the first letter so I presumed that's how many letters the user name would be but it wasn't. Almost had a brick and still don't know how they clicked the email if they had to as they hadn't got an email address as mentioned.
Either way xmas present restored
#26
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#27
whatever must be you then :-)

Edited By: kiefer on Dec 28, 2016 10:21
#28
kiefer
Sorted it now . I've played with the possible usernames all night and finally found the correct one. The lock screen had 5*'s on it after the first letter so I presumed that's how many letters the user name would be but it wasn't. Almost had a brick and still don't know how they clicked the email if they had to as they hadn't got an email address as mentioned.
Either way xmas present restored


Well that's incredible. if it was only random numbers the odds would be 100,000 to one to guess it. as it was characters it's higher but who knows ? do you do the lottery ? lol
#29
jonnithomas
kiefer
Sorted it now . I've played with the possible usernames all night and finally found the correct one. The lock screen had 5*'s on it after the first letter so I presumed that's how many letters the user name would be but it wasn't. Almost had a brick and still don't know how they clicked the email if they had to as they hadn't got an email address as mentioned.
Either way xmas present restored
Well that's incredible. if it was only random numbers the odds would be 100,000 to one to guess it. as it was characters it's higher but who knows ? do you do the lottery ? lol

no it was last dot first name @icloud.com
hadnt tried that as it said login was b*****@icloud.com so it looked like it was only 6 letters long but i take it now thats just what it always displays, it doesnt actually give you any clue how many characters the username was. So it wasnt lottery it was just a case of needing more info and that whats displayed is not actually a clue to the username length.
#30
Theres more to this than you've explained OP.

You said your parents used an automatic Apple generated iCloud username, and yet you've guessed what it was...oO
#31
bored dot com now. The doubters obviously have a boring life of complaining
#32
kiefer
bored dot com now. The doubters obviously have a boring life of complaining

Curious, thats all.

Your story doesn't add up.

IF your being truthful (oO) then well done, you've seemingly done something the experts in the F.B.I. couldn't.
#33
and the case is closed
#34
andynicol
kiefer
bored dot com now. The doubters obviously have a boring life of complaining
Curious, thats all.
Your story doesn't add up.
IF your being truthful (oO) then well done, you've seemingly done something the experts in the F.B.I. couldn't.

So you are saying that the experts from the FBI do not come to HOTUKDEALS on advice on how to break into an icloud

You never heard of austerity and cuts.

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