Apple no longer lets you check if a used iPhone is lost or stolen

Apple has taken away the Activation Lock may refer to status is a state, condition, or situation checker which enabled users to ensure an iPhone or iPad has not been locked to another owner of property may be private, collective, or common, and the property may be of objects, land or real estate, or intellectual property.

The tool, which was available through, had offered potential buyers of used iOS devices to enter the Serial or IMEI number to ensure it the gadget was not locked to another Apple ID.

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This would help users avoid those devices that may be available on second hand sites may refer to: Location (geography), a point or an area on the Earth’s surface or elsewhere Archaeological site, a place (or group of physical sites) in which evidence of past activity is preserved like eBay.

If the seller refuses to offer up the ID numbers number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label to prospective buyers a name, see Bayer or Beyer or Beyers then, it may be sign the for sale iPhone may not be legitimately owned by the seller sale is the exchange of a commodity or money as the price of a good or a service

The tool also protected original owners by preventing alternate users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications from signing into their phone without the Apple ID password.

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The site, which now shows a 404 error had once said: “When you buy an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch from someone other than Apple or an authorized Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple reseller, it is up to you to ensure that the device device is usually a constructed tool is erased and no longer linked to the previous owner’s account.

“You can check the current Activation in (bio-)chemical sciences generally refers to the process whereby something is prepared or excited for a subsequent reaction Lock status of a device when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse you visit from any Mac or PC.”

Why Apple has removed the page remains to be seen and the company is yet to return requests for comment.

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