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Purchased phone but cannot activate it  because its asking for the previous owner apple account  information

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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i purchased a iphone 4 which wants the previous owners apple account info.

The Best Answer

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If you're able to contact the person who set the lock, send them this link and tell them to follow its instructions.
If not, you can't activate the device but may be able to get it refunded. Apple won't remove the lock for anyone other than the original owner(assuming they're alive.)
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