Hi, and welcome! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am excited to get started with you.So I can better assist you, I will need additional information. What password XXXXX you referring to. Your apple ID?
Thank you for the additional information. To reset your apple ID, Click on this link. It will open in a new browser window so our chat will not be losthttps://iforgot.apple.com/password/verify/appleid
When you are at the screen, enter your apple ID which is your email address and then press next and follow the onscreen instructions
I enter the id
Did you press the blue next button?
You will then need to verify your birthday. Have you done that?
Enter your birthday and choose next
I did but coming back saying it is wrong
Did you initially set up your apple ID or did someone else set it up for you?
no I buy it from a friend from work before retired he no longer lived in London
Okay in that case, will you be open to creating your own apple ID? You can use your own email
Okay. Click on this link and choose Create an Apple ID. At the bottom right corner https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyAppleId.woa/
Just checking in to see how you are doing setting up your Apple ID
Are you still there?
I created a new id and password XXXXX it still do not activate the ipad
Are you getting an error message?
Did you receive an email from Apple to activate your apple ID?
yes I did
Click on the back button in the upper left corner. Then choose next, Enter your apple ID and password XXXXX then choose next
If it still does not take your Apple ID, choose Skip this step
what on the ipad it say this ipad is currently linked to an apple id([email protected] in with the apple id that was used to set up this ipad.i assumed that id is asmith.
Do you see an option to switch apple ID or sign out?
In that case, we will need to restore your iPad via iTunes and set it up as a new iPad. Connect your iPad to your computer and open iTunes
When you went back to factory settings the first time, did you do so via iTunes?
Okay well we will need to use itunes. Can you connect your iPad to your computer?
Now Open itunes if it is not open already. Choose your iPad in the left column under devices
Have you located your iPad in itunes?
I have open iTunes the column does not show
What about if you look in the upper right corner. Do you see devices?
If not, click on View in the top menu bar and choose Show sidebar
ok what next
Do you see the restore button?
Press the restore button and allow your iPad 15 mins to restore
I tried to connect it to my computer and it seems to say the same thing
Did the restore process go through?
I do not see a restore button anywhere
It is telling me to enter my icloud address, but the one I am entering is not working
You will need to restore it first via iTunes
even the new one is not being recognised
Follow these instructions
First make sure your iPad is still connected to itunes. Next, Press and hold both the sleep and home button at the same time until the connect to itunes logo appears. Continue to hold when you see the apple logo. The sleep button is located at the upper right corner and the home button is the round button on the bottom front bezel of your iPad
ok done that
Is there a connect to itunes logo appearing on your iPad?
it says hello
Then you did not hold down both keys long enough. Press and hold both buttons again but continue to hold both buttons until a connect to itunes logo appears
I did exactly what you said
Did you let go of the buttons when the apple logo appeared?
it then went to the set up bit
putting in you language and the rest
it is at the activation bit now
You may have missed it in the instructions earlier, but I stated to continue to hold both buttons when you see the apple logo
I did what you said
I know how to do all that
but once it gets to the activation bit, this is were we have the problem because I don't know what id I put in
Okay lets take a step back. You will continue to have this problem until you restore your device. In order to to that, we need to get your iPad into recovery mode. You mentioned that you let go of the sleep and home button when you saw the apple logo. This only resets it. Again, press and hold the sleep and home button for 45 secs or until you see the connect to itunes logo. Do not let go until you see the itunes logo
the logo has appeared
Great! Now in itunes on your computer, it should say that your iPad is in recovery mode
it says to restore and update ipad
Choose restore and update
The restore process takes about 20-30 mins. Right now it should be downloading the update
the restore process is finish what next.
That was quick. Did an apple logo with a progress bar underneath ever appear
If it is done, the Hello should appear again
Okay now go through the process again and enter your new apple ID
now we are back to activating it
the new id is not working
it needs the one it was set up with
Im sorry, Apple actually introduced this feature purposefully to protect against lost and stolen devices. it looks like you will actually need the old password. If you did not write it down or you no longer have contact with the owner, you will need to take it to the apple store to get it replaced if the device is still under warranty
You do have his email, can you sent him an email requesting his password?
no I do not have a email for him.
The email that you entered when you attempted to reset the password XXXXX XXXXX email address.. No?
Have you ever downloaded apps to songs or anything using that apple ID?
in the past?
no not from the ipad.
Im sorry, but for security reasons there is no work around this issue without having the original password. You will need to either mail it to Applecare or visit your local apple store
thank you for your help.
You are very welcome. Best of luck to you