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  1. #16
    Inherited Mini

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    Well, I think a lot of my photos are backed up and I suppose that if the DFU works, my stuff will be gone, but at least I will still have use of my iPad. I'll have a look at the procedure you recommend. Thanks.

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    Another thing you can try:

    Since you can log on to iCloud okay, go to your devices in iCloud and remove the iPad from the list. That might remove the activation lock. I believe the iPad is being locked the same way an iPhone is locked by using Find My iPhone in case of loss. Just a guess on my part but might be worth trying before using the DFU restore mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Somehow, your iPad has forgotten your Apple ID. One of the hazards of letting a device sit unused for long periods of time.
    If iCloud accepts the Apple ID (which would suggest it is correct), but the iPad has somehow forgotten it, would it not make sense to contact Apple?
    It's their problem as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    If iCloud accepts the Apple ID (which would suggest it is correct), but the iPad has somehow forgotten it, would it not make sense to contact Apple?
    It's their problem as far as I'm concerned.
    Apple has a policy about Activation Lock in that they will not unlock a device unless you have proof that it is yours. If member "Alanw" has his original receipt he can show that to Apple and they then should be able to remove any activation lock. However, I don't know if there is an Apple Store in Cape Town, SA. I suppose an authorized Apple Repair Service could do the same.

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    Reading through this (again) with interest.

    Today I was trying to help a friend transfer photos from her camera to her iPhone and/or her iPad. The problem is that the iPad was gifted by her ex-husband but he couldn't remember his Apple password so she is using it as if it were still his. Added to this she can't remember the Apple password for her phone (to be able to download the photo software using via wifi).

    If she does a factory reset on either will she be able to start from scratch? If she could get them synchronised life would be so much easier.

    In the meantime I paired my phone with her camera and used AirDrop to send the images to her phone and iPad - but it's rather convoluted!
    Sue

    If the shoe fits, buy it in every colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badshoehabit View Post
    Reading through this (again) with interest.

    Today I was trying to help a friend transfer photos from her camera to her iPhone and/or her iPad. The problem is that the iPad was gifted by her ex-husband but he couldn't remember his Apple password so she is using it as if it were still his. Added to this she can't remember the Apple password for her phone (to be able to download the photo software using via wifi).

    If she does a factory reset on either will she be able to start from scratch? If she could get them synchronised life would be so much easier.

    In the meantime I paired my phone with her camera and used AirDrop to send the images to her phone and iPad - but it's rather convoluted!
    Try these Sue,

    If you forgot your Apple ID password - Apple Support
    If you forgot your Apple ID - Apple Support

    See if either of them will help your friend?
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    That's very helpful, Bob. Thanks.
    Sue

    If the shoe fits, buy it in every colour.

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