with the IOS 7 release Apple added a cool feature to the IOS called Find My iPhone Activation Lock. This feature allows you to check if a iPhone device is stolen or not. It is also a protection for your device in case you lose it. This feature is based on Apple id. When you lose you device or if it’s stolen by someone, you can use this feature to lock your device so no one can use it.
Find my phone activation lock have helped a lot of people to protect their data on their stolen device. Thi feature is cool because if you are planing to buy an used iPhone it allows you to check if the device is stolen or not. So before bying an Apple iPhone or iPad device the first thing you have to do is to check the activation lock status.
If Find My Phone Activation Lock is turned of then it’s ok. But if it’s not then don’t buy it, you only will waste your money. To check if the Activation Lock Status and to see if the iPhone or iPad device is used go ahead and read below for more.
- You must have the IMEI number of your iPhone or iPad device.
- A computer with internet access
Now open this link on your computer. You will se something like the image below:
Enter the IMEI number or Serial Number of the device. Read the Captcha code carefully and then click continue. After clicking on continue, a message will appear and show you if the Activation Lock is on
If the person who is selling you the iPhone or iPad device is the owner, he will remove the Apple id and the phone is ready to use by another owner.