How To Activate a Found Apple

How To Activate a Found Apple

What is Apple?

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. As of March 2023, Apple is the world’s biggest company by market capitalization, and with US$394.3 billion the largest technology company by 2022 revenue.

How To Activate a Found Apple

Follow the onscreen steps to enter the Apple ID and password you used to set up your device or your device passcode. If you don’t remember your Apple ID, try to sign in with an email address or phone number that you regularly use for Apple services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I activate an iPhone I found?

Someone else’s iPhone is useless to anyone other than the owner, provided Find My iPhone is enabled. Activation Lock prevents the iPhone from being used even after a software reset, and the same feature lets the rightful owner track down lost devices.

Can I unlock an Apple phone that I found?

Yes, you can. However, you need an iOS unlock software to do that. AnyUnlock is a powerful tool well-known for the quality of iOS unlock services it offers. This software does not only unlock screen passcodes, but it can also be used to bypass iCloud activation lock on a lost or found iPhone.

How can I activate a used iPhone?

How to activate your iPhone

  1. Insert the SIM card you want to use into the tray and push it back into the phone. …
  2. Turn on your iPhone by holding down the Power button until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
  3. Begin the setup process by following the on-screen instructions.

What is the activation lock on a stolen iPhone?

Find My includes Activation Lock — a feature that’s designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone or iPad if it’s ever lost or stolen. Activation Lock turns on automatically when you turn on Find My on your device.

How do I reset my iPhone without Apple ID password?

If you can’t remember your passcode when you try again, use a computer to put your iPhone in recovery mode. Recovery mode allows you to erase the iPhone, giving you access to set it up again. After you erase your iPhone, you can restore your data and settings from a backup.

Can a brand new stolen iPhone be activated?

If it was a new device anyone can activate it and use it. If the box has IMEI number then report it to the local law enforcing authorities.

Can a stolen iPhone be deactivated?

Contact your wireless network provider to report your missing iPhone and ask them to disable your account; if your iPhone is covered under your wireless network provider plan, file a claim as well. Remove your iPhone or iPad from your trusted devices: Sign in to, then choose Devices from the sidebar.

Can Apple lock a stolen iPhone with IMEI?

No, but your wireless carrier may be able to stop it from being used on their network.

Can a stolen iPhone be used with a new SIM card?

If an iPhone is stolen and the owner has enabled Activation Lock, the device will remain locked to its iCloud account. Without the owner’s Apple ID and password, the stolen iPhone cannot be activated or used, even with a new SIM card.

How do you reset a used iPhone?

Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone. Do one of the following: Prepare your content and settings to transfer to a new iPhone: Tap Get Started, then follow the onscreen instructions. When you finish, return to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone, then tap Erase All Content and Settings.