Unfortunately, I too first thought the same when I read this article. With that web tool, anyone could easily check out the status of the Activation Lock feature. Now, click on any search category which is related to hardware. The updated support document suggests that people buying a device test Activation Lock hands-on, and have the seller help in person or otherwise if it's still in effect. Well they are two excellent examples and people are still asking why they've removed this. Information is based on serial number, results are approximate and may be incorrect. So we can't deliver you the result instantly, it may takes a few minutes or a bit longer, depending on the qty of checking requests we received.
However, there is no way to know if the serial number is currently locked or not. Service allows you to get all information about all Apple devices. If the device was still locked, or if the seller refused to provide the serial number, then it was likely lost or stolen. Sponsored Links Potential buyers or owners can still check out the iPhone Activation Lock status via the Apple Support page due to a loophole. It's a tough problem to solve, but until Apple has a solution, they're not going to continue helping thieves. Download our iGeeksBlog app and stay connected with us via , , and to read more such helpful posts. The tool to check the Activation Lock status of a device had been available.
Between changing the font on apple. Had you done so, you would have realized that a perfectly good explanation for the Activation Lock tool's removal has already been posted and is being discussed by those of us who are actually here to learn something. Apple has removed its on iCloud. The change could potentially help the black market or even increase thefts, given that sellers have a better chance at pulling off scams. Why the heck does Apple keep removing helpful features? Do let us know that in the comments.
All company, product and service names used on this website are for informational purposes only. And we are now here to recuse. You got an estimated date of purchase. An individual purchasing a used iPhone on eBay or another website, for example, was able to request the device's serial number and use Apple's tool to verify that Activation Lock had been turned off. Your iPhone can be tracked, blocked and unlocked by the carrier remotely as well. Often the two things take place on the same day but not always. Next, you need to select iPhone from the available list of devices.
These are user to user forums. It's a tough problem to solve, but until Apple has a solution, they're not going to continue helping thieves. Because Apple cannot compete any longer and so they are building walls and trying to force people to spend money and or stay inside their ecosystem that is dying This is awful and petty. All information comes from a free public manufacturer database. You can check the current Activation Lock status of a device when you visit icloud. All Apple products like iPad, iPod, iPhone, iWatch and Mac computers are supported. Apple may soon fix this loophole that allows to check the Activation Lock status.
Apple serial number check, Mac serial Decoder. Sad that this is the first thing now you think about when apple does something. All results are presented for educational purposes only. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Then, you need to choose a particular problem such as Display is cracked, Screen or display quality.
This can be useful if your Apple device was lost or stolen. All product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. Apple has not explained why it removed the page. You contribute nothing, except spewing the same loud-mouthed talking points and the same old, tired strawman arguments as you take awkward, clumsy, impotent swings in the air, throwing your tantrum at Apple, Cook, Trump, or whoever mildly annoys you today. Here's what i got for my iphone. Please note that this is a manual service which means we check your Find My iPhone status manually. An Apple that pointed people to the page was updated on Jan.
Well they are two excellent examples and people are still asking why they've removed this. Just type your Apple device Serial Number and you will get information about model. Cities like New York City and San Francisco have regularly had to cope with robbers snatching devices off of unsuspecting victims. All information comes from a free public manufacturer database. In many cases this is impractical, such as when buying online from someone in another city.