• Apple forces users to have a login/password even when they don't want o

    From Robin Goodfellow@21:1/5 to All on Sat Oct 23 01:17:47 2021
    XPost: misc.phone.mobile.iphone

    How do I get past this requirement only Apple forces upon owners?
    <https://i.postimg.cc/LXzB3Lc0/appleid01.jpg>

    I have another iPad which has been unused since the grandkids moved out.
    <https://i.postimg.cc/g008YhxP/appleid02.jpg>

    After about a dozen tries at the bogus account password, it locked me out.
    <https://i.postimg.cc/q75t7MSk/appleid03.jpg>

    I don't want any iCloud account on this spare iPad.
    I just want to "factory reset" like any other device would do in this case.

    How can I set this particular spare iPad up without _any_ Apple account
    (which is what I can do with _all_ other devices - except iOS devices)?

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  • From nospam@21:1/5 to Ancient-of-Days@Heaven.Net on Fri Oct 22 21:30:03 2021
    XPost: misc.phone.mobile.iphone

    In article <skvnrq$1b17$1@gioia.aioe.org>, Robin Goodfellow <Ancient-of-Days@Heaven.Net> wrote:

    How do I get past this requirement only Apple forces upon owners?
    <https://i.postimg.cc/LXzB3Lc0/appleid01.jpg>

    enter your password, and it's not only apple that has activation lock.



    After about a dozen tries at the bogus account password, it locked me out.
    <https://i.postimg.cc/q75t7MSk/appleid03.jpg>

    reset the password.

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  • From Robin Goodfellow@21:1/5 to nospam on Sat Oct 23 06:28:27 2021
    XPost: misc.phone.mobile.iphone

    nospam <nospam@nospam.invalid> asked
    enter your password,

    IMHO, Apple should simply allow users to use the iPad without spying on
    their activities and Apple maintaining extensive intrusive privacy invading permanent logs of myriad information & metadata tied to your iCloud account.

    For _years_ the bogus account didn't ask for a password.
    Now it suddenly asks.

    I suspect the reason is Apple needs the users to periodically accept changes
    in policies, which is implicitly done during the login process; but I don't know _why_ (all of a sudden) Apple is forcing a login on _all_ my iPads.
    <https://i.postimg.cc/LXzB3Lc0/appleid01.jpg>

    and it's not only apple that has activation lock.

    Only Apple _forces_ the user to create & maintain an iCloud account if they wish to download apps off the official App Store; Google can't.

    After about a dozen tries at the bogus account password, it locked me out. >> <https://i.postimg.cc/q75t7MSk/appleid03.jpg>

    reset the password.

    The message I'm getting on the grandkids' iPad is the following:
    Apple ID Disabled: Your Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons.
    To enable your account, reset your password at appleid.apple.com

    I go on VPN, and visit that site with a javascript-enabled browser.
    And when I type in the account & what I think is the passwd (which I've
    never had to type in before now even as I've owned the iPad for years),
    it just spins forever. Doesn't do anything. Just spins forever.

    Apple won't accept a connection from the Epic privacy aware browser.
    But Apple does accept a connection from the Opera privacy browser.
    <https://i.postimg.cc/8zSvshQf/appleid04.jpg>

    Yet, even when I type what seems to be the correct passwd, it says there's
    an error and it gives absolutely no indication of what it thinks that is.
    <https://i.postimg.cc/SKGfmgnK/appleid05.jpg>

    Only Apple forces you to have a login/password that you don't even want,
    just so that you can download apps off of the App Store (Google doesn't).

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