What if you don’t know the previous owners password?
If you don’t have the old owners password, or can’t get it then the iPhone is useless to you unless you can get it unlocked from the iCloud account.
What you should check before you buy a second hand iPhone
It’s important when buying a second-hand iPhone to ensure that the Apple ID has been removed. If it hasn’t then it is useless to you – even if you have the passcode.
You can do this by:
1. Click Settings
2. Scroll down to where it says iCloud and check that no email address is listed below it.
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