Stolen iPhone and findmyiphone

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  1. corskey's Avatar

    corskey said:

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    Some low life nicked my daughter's iPhone at the school disco at the weekend. She thinks that findmyiPhone was enabled and has fortunately managed to recover most of her photos from iCloud. The phone is showing as offline. Is this likely to be as the phone is still offline or is it easy to circumvent this feature.

    I don't want to erase and lock the phone in case someone does find his or her conscience.

    Thanks

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  2. evilsatan's Avatar

    evilsatan said:

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    On recent, if not all, versions of iOS you can only turn find my iPhone off if you know the users AppleID password. You can turn the phone off without knowing the unlock code though and control centre is also accessible so they can turn on airplane mode.

     
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    josweet said:

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    Same happened to my daughter during a sleep over with school "friends" The phone was never recovered even though the police were notified & names & address given of the other 5 friends also at the home. The cops said "nothing we can do if they dont admit it"
    Once the sim has been removed the "findmyiPhone" feature is over. I would suggest leaving it all connected & see if it comes online as the thief may just dump it. Maybe even send a message to the phone.

    TBH, i dunno why anyone would nic an iphone as there is nothing anyone can do with it if its locked.
     
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    corskey said:

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    Sent a few SMS messages to phone and ive now put it in lost mode.

    I would have thought that the findmyiPhone feature was associated with the IMEI and it would have been activated when connected to internet either with a new SIM or over WIFI

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    plug1 said:

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    It just won't get a network connection if you take the sim out , why would you put another in if you can,t unlock it ,
    it wont get wifi , because it don't have the key
     
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    evilsatan said:

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    Technically it's not true that find my iPhone will not work once the sim is out, once you sign into iCloud on the device and enable find my iPhone you cannot turn it off unless you turn find my iPhone off which requires the AppleID password. If you remove the sim you will be relying on them connecting to a WiFi network but they may go in range of an open network or one you have connected to before, if they are stupid they may try inserting another sim.

    The phone can be sold abroad, to a dodgy person down the market, stripped for parts etc. If you look on eBay you will see people selling genuine iPhone 7 parts already, suspicious...