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    Default Found iphone 5 but is password protected

    Hi there. I found an iphone 5 on an airport but it is locked with a password, is there anyway to bypass this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telmo Baldaia View Post
    Hi there. I found an iphone 5 on an airport but it is locked with a password, is there anyway to bypass this?
    Does it show the carrier? contact them or Apple for assistance in locating the proper owner.
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    No it does not show.
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    Default Re: Found iphone 5 but is password protected

    Call Apple. They should be able to find the carrier from the serial number.
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    I had a similar thing happen to me at wal mart last year. I think the best thing you can do is leave the phone with airport security with your name and number because chances are that person will know generally where he lost it and probably already has asked the airport if they found it and have his contact information.
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    +1 to the suggestions above.
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    Sounds rough but finders keepers......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xx BEN xX View Post
    I had a similar thing happen to me at wal mart last year. I think the best thing you can do is leave the phone with airport security with your name and number because chances are that person will know generally where he lost it and probably already has asked the airport if they found it and have his contact information.
    That is the best advice. Do not keep the phone. It's not like finding money on the ground. The owner of the phone would be very grateful for your help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Telmo Baldaia View Post
    No it does not show.
    When you tap on the home button, does the carrier name not appear at the top left corner? Hopefully, they've enabled the "Find My iPhone" feature. If so, and if they're local, someone may be contacting you. By the way, I'd like to think that someone will call the phone eventually giving you the opportunity to ascertain information about the owner. That could also be useful to police and the wireless carrier.
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    Default Re: Found iphone 5 but is password protected

    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    Sounds rough but finders keepers......
    rather amoral...
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    Default Re: Found iphone 5 but is password protected

    Quote Originally Posted by Telmo Baldaia View Post
    Hi there. I found an iphone 5 on an airport but it is locked with a password, is there anyway to bypass this?
    Is it ios 7 ? It might have activation lock anyways. Best bet is turn it in and go on with your day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    rather amoral...
    No one is moral, we're all twisted in our own little ways. The way I see it, everyone is out to get theirs, I'm no different.

    Put that phone in DFU mode and enjoy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    No one is moral, we're all twisted in our own little ways. The way I see it, everyone is out to get theirs, I'm no different.

    Put that phone in DFU mode and enjoy....
    And if it were you who lost your phone you'd seriously be ok with whomever found it not even trying to find you/return it?

    Sorry, I'm not buying that. Sounds like a fairytale to me.
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    First off I want to say that I would like for you to return this to the owner.

    Does it have SIM card?

    If yes, take it out and check for the imei on the SIM card holder. It should tell u info on carrier n whatever else.

    If I was the owner, I would have that imei reported eventually. Sadly there are a lot of thieves and ****** bags out there. I would advise all to do so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    No one is moral, we're all twisted in our own little ways. The way I see it, everyone is out to get theirs, I'm no different.

    Put that phone in DFU mode and enjoy....
    This would be the time I say something bad to you or call you some bad name, but I can't do that, so I'll just finish by saying that Karma is a $&#* and I hope it somehow comes around your way and bits you on your backside...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telmo Baldaia View Post
    Hi there. I found an iphone 5 on an airport but it is locked with a password, is there anyway to bypass this?
    So you just registered in the site to ask how to bypass a phone that's not even yours... Without even mentioning that you want to call the owner to give it back or something?

    2 options:

    1. You're mentally challenged and hoped for someone here to give you a quick answer for your problem, when you don't have any background here and thinking we were born yesterday... Not really smart from you my friend

    2. You want to give it back, therefore your question. But, instead of trying to unlock it for whatever purpose you want us to believe, you could just give it to airport security, call Apple or whatever carrier it is and I bet you they'll find the owner.

    My answer after this (situations like this make me really mad) is that you SHOULD give it back. If you decide to keep it, I hope someone kicks you in the nuts and then steals the phone from you. That's all I have to say
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    No one is moral, we're all twisted in our own little ways. The way I see it, everyone is out to get theirs, I'm no different.

    Put that phone in DFU mode and enjoy....
    If find my iPhone is on even restoring the phone using DFU won't bypass the activation lock. You need their iTunes password
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    Sounds rough but finders keepers......
    ...except, of course, if it is YOU who has lost their phone. Then you would want the finder to return it to YOU, right?
    #hypocrite
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    Default Re: Found iphone 5 but is password protected

    OP, make someone's day. Find a way to return it.
    Last edited by Tre Lawrence; 10-25-2013 at 07:37 AM.
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    No one is going to tell you here how to Erase it... We are all power users of all things Apple... I would gladly give 50$ if someone gave me back my phone after finding it.. You Sir are not trying hard enough.. SIM card will say what Carrier it's from and go there and get them to call owner...
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    I had a student who found an iPod Touch within a folded up newspaper. The kid decided to keep it for himself, and hide that fact from his parents. Every time I saw him I wanted to smack him upside his head for not turning it in. Now I just hope that the same thing happens to him someday when he has to pay for it.

    Turn the thing in to the police.
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    How to unlock phone in two steps:

    Step One. Find a hammer.

    Step Two. Hit yourself in the face with it until you decide to do the right thing and return it to its owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    Sounds rough but finders keepers......
    It's called integrity. Clearly, you have none.

    Maybe it's because I'm older or maybe it's because my parents raised me right, but I'd do whatever I could to return the phone to the owner or return anything I've found to the owner. I'd hope that if it happened to me, someone would do the same thing for me. Chances are, they wouldn't, but it makes me feel better about myself to know I would do the right thing.

    If the phone showed a carrier (Verizon, AT&T) I'd take it to the nearest store or call their 800# and report that you found it.

    Just remember: Karma is a b**** and payback is a w****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    Does it show the carrier? contact them or Apple for assistance in locating the proper owner.
    OH yeah, I'm sure he'll do that. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    OH yeah, I'm sure he'll do that. lol
    I would

    If there is no info I turn it into lost and found where I found it

    I was with my kidlets at DisneyWorld and we found a wad of cash. Turned it into lost and found, much to their dismay.


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