Created: January 6, 2023

My phone keeps saying activation required

Last Edit: January 6, 2023
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Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Hello, thank you for using Howly. I’ll be happy to help you out! May I ask your name?
Customer Reply
*****
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Nice to meet you, *****!
What phone do you have?
Customer Reply
iphone 11
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Got it!
You likely mean Activation Lock as your iPhone is probably previously owned. You must contact the previous owner to unlock the iPhone, or it will remain useless to you.
Customer Reply
It's brand new
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Where have you bought it?
Customer Reply
Apple store
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Have you made the initial first set up?
Customer Reply
yes
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Have you created the AppleID?
Customer Reply
I've been using the phone for months. But today, out of nowhere, it just started saying activation required
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Understood.
Please follow the onscreen steps to enter the Apple ID and password you used to set up your device or your device passcode.
Customer Reply
So I dont remember my passcode and have tried logging in through another devise but my account got locked
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
What email address are you using with your Apple ID?
Customer Reply
*****@gmail.com
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Thanks.
*****
Do you have access to this mobile number?
Customer Reply
no
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Understood.
If you don't have a trusted device, you can reset your password using a web browser – but the process may take a little longer.
Please go to this website --->> https://iforgot.apple.com/uk/password/verify/appleid and enter your mail *****@gmail.com.
Follow on-screen instructions to reset the password.
Customer Reply
I'm sorry
Can you try this email?
*****@icloud.com
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Okay.
*****
What about this number?
Customer Reply
yes
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Great!
1. Please go to this website --->> https://iforgot.apple.com/uk/password/verify/appleid and enter your mail *****@icloud.com
2. Enter your phone number: *****
3. Follow on-screen instructions to reset the password.
Customer Reply
I followed the instructions and it said this, "We are evaluating your information and will have an update in 24 hours. Apple Support cannot help to reduce your waiting period.
When it is time to reset your password, we will send instructions to*****."
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Then you should wait.
Customer Reply
What happens after I'm able to reset my password?
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
It seems like they've been a lot of attempts to log in.
Customer Reply
yes
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
After you'll be able to reset your password you can come back to us and we'll continue to activate your iPhone.
Customer Reply
okay
Thank you
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
No problem. 😊
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Customer Reply
Will I be able to talk to you specifically?
Hanna Finley
Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
Yes. *****
Customer Reply
Thanks ma'am
Have a great day
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Hanna Finley Tech Expert & Writer
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