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Old 27 March 2017, 08:51
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Since this is an Apple thread, I have all devices Apple and am a fan, but I continually have difficulty with importing music from older devices to newer libraries. I am continually asked to wipe the device and replace it with a new library. If I do that (I have a few times) it takes all the old good music I have off the device and replaces it with only the new music purchased from Apple. I know there was a lawsuit about this and Apple lost, but I am not sure what the solution is.

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Old 27 March 2017, 10:18
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I gave up on all that about a year ago. It gets tiring.

Check out Spotify or similar apps. Music is almost free now.
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Old 24 September 2017, 15:57
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Unlocking an iphone 7+

Hey guys, I need some help unlocking an iphone 7+. It's currently attached to a US Cellular account that is no longer available to the user. Would like to know options to unlock and possibly use w/ other providers or pre-paid.
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Old 24 September 2017, 18:15
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Hey guys, I need some help unlocking an iphone 7+. It's currently attached to a US Cellular account that is no longer available to the user. Would like to know options to unlock and possibly use w/ other providers or pre-paid.
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To my knowledge if the phone is locked it can only be unlocked by the carrier.
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Old 24 September 2017, 19:36
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Not an expert, to be honest a luddite, I found this useful

http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iph...17-uk-3501427/

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Old 25 September 2017, 20:22
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Thanks guys, was suprised by the crickets chirping. I'm not on the tech level as some of the membership here, and I'm a samsung guy, so there is that. I appreciate the feedback, and I'm gonna chalk this issue up to "too recent a device, hacks not readily available yet"
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Old 25 September 2017, 23:44
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Not an expert, to be honest a luddite, I found this useful

http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iph...17-uk-3501427/

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I've got an "activation" locked iPhone (incorrect password entered too many times and no access to recovery email) which is now used as a very expensive paperweight.

Lesson's learned there...

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Old 26 September 2017, 23:21
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I've got an "activation" locked iPhone (incorrect password entered too many times and no access to recovery email) which is now used as a very expensive paperweight.

Lesson's learned there...

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Stupid question. Can't you do a reboot to baseline and start over? I've done that with Samsungs. True, you lose your data, but at least you have a working phone.
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Old 27 September 2017, 09:31
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Stupid question. Can't you do a reboot to baseline and start over? I've done that with Samsungs. True, you lose your data, but at least you have a working phone.
Canít be done with an iPhone
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Old 27 September 2017, 10:10
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Stupid question. Can't you do a reboot to baseline and start over? I've done that with Samsungs. True, you lose your data, but at least you have a working phone.
Thanks for making the effort to try help.

Short answer is no. As soon as the device connects to the Apple server's to be activated, it's flagged and the process gets stuck at the emailassword combo required.

It CAN be done if simply we had forgotten the password and the iCloud log in, but, after multiple failed attempts to log in, it's now flagged as a boogyman phone and is essentially useless without the creds to activate it.
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Old 27 September 2017, 10:27
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Canít be done with an iPhone
Ah, thanks. That's crazy to me; sounds like Apple has WAY too much control over the devices they sell...
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Old 27 September 2017, 12:17
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Since this is an Apple thread, I have all devices Apple and am a fan, but I continually have difficulty with importing music from older devices to newer libraries. I am continually asked to wipe the device and replace it with a new library. If I do that (I have a few times) it takes all the old good music I have off the device and replaces it with only the new music purchased from Apple. I know there was a lawsuit about this and Apple lost, but I am not sure what the solution is.

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Do you have your music backed to a hard drive? It's a pain in the ass, but what I have done is move all the old music. Separate what was imported, illegally download (from a long time ago) into different folders. Do that wipe, then reimport what it will let me.
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Old 27 September 2017, 13:13
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Ah, thanks. That's crazy to me; sounds like Apple has WAY too much control over the devices they sell...
Actually all of the control is on the user end. Apple has taken away their ability to unlock your phone. With folks taking encryption more seriously these days apple has risen to the challenge.
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Old 27 September 2017, 14:51
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Actually all of the control is on the user end. Apple has taken away their ability to unlock your phone. With folks taking encryption more seriously these days apple has risen to the challenge.
Now I'm lost. If the control is on the user end, how come you can't reboot the phone to factory defaults and start over?
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Old 27 September 2017, 16:54
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Canít be done with an iPhone
To reset your iPhone or iPad go to Settings > General > Reset and then select Erase All Content and Settings. After typing in your passcode if you've set one, you'll get a warning box appear, with the option to Erase iPhone.
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Old 27 September 2017, 16:56
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Now I'm lost. If the control is on the user end, how come you can't reboot the phone to factory defaults and start over?
Factory reset and activation are different.
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Old 27 September 2017, 17:17
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Factory reset and activation are different.
IPhones can be blacklisted (IMEI#) therefore you won't be able to activate it. However, there are ways around it.
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Old 27 September 2017, 18:25
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To reset your iPhone or iPad go to Settings > General > Reset and then select Erase All Content and Settings. After typing in your passcode if you've set one, you'll get a warning box appear, with the option to Erase iPhone.
I think the op was referring to resetting the phone back to default if the passcode is forgotten, which is what brought on my response. But as Guy stated it can be factory reset if you know the passcode.
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Old 27 September 2017, 22:27
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...But as Guy stated it can be factory reset if you know the passcode.
Yup, a kid who changed the passcode, email recovery and security question ensured that I learnt this process from all angles :).
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Old 27 September 2017, 22:29
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IPhones can be blacklisted (IMEI#) therefore you won't be able to activate it. However, there are ways around it.
Yup, if you can prove the phone is yours...which i can't thanks to a kid who was a little bit overzealous in protecting his privacy and changed every setting for recovery :).
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