Is there any way to activate an account on a used and registered iPad?

Anonymous April 16, 2014

I just purchased a second hand iPad but I can’t activate my account because I didn’t realize that the iPad is currently linked to an old account.

I don’t know where to contact the old owner. According to the activation help I need to contact the original owner to have them removed this device from their account.

Is there any other option to activate my account without contacting the original owner?

  1. Hovsep A
    April 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Removing a device from your Apple ID does not override the 90-day timer. You must wait 90 days from the day the device was first associated with your Apple ID before it can be associated with another Apple ID.