How to disable Activation Lock on broken and missing Apple hardware

Activation Lock prevents someone who illicitly obtains your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Watch from making it their own. Even after a device is erased, Activation Lock requires that the person setting it up enter the password for the associated Apple ID that enabled Find My. .

However, when you intended to sell or give away a device, or you purchased one or received one you were entitled to use, this can be quite frustrating.

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