Whether you are selling your device, buying a used one our, or just want to restore your current one but cannot remember your credentials, it is a wise idea to check whether the device has Find My iPhone switched on.
If the device does have Find My iPhone switched on. When you carry out a factory reset to the device you will be prompted for the AppleID and password that were last used to activate find my iPhone. This is a useful security feature to prevent lost or stolen phones from being sold on.
Thankfully Apple have released a great tool that allows you to check before you buy/sell/restore a device.
- Simply find the IMEI or serial numeber off the back of your device or in Settings > General > About
- Enter this into: https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/
- You will be presented with a results page that tells you whether find my iPhone is activated
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