iPhone Stolen, what do you do?
Well some jerk decided to steal my phone Sunday... I'm just curious if any of you have had this happen, what did YOU do? I used find my iPhone app, locked it, went for a remote wipe, but they shut off the phone or disabled location services. I called ATT and got the phone fully disabled too so it can't connect to any cell network ever, but does that disable WIFI too? Pollice reports have been filed, but I am not expecting to ever see that phone again....
- 07-09-2012, 07:41 AM #2
You seem to have done everything you're suppose to do:
1. Attempt to locate it via 'Find my iPhone'
2. Notify your carrier
3. Remote wipe
4. Notify police and report the theft
5. Re-trace your steps just in case it isn't stolen
6. If your device is insured, notify Assurian or whoever insures your device and make arrangements for a replacement.
As for Wi-Fi, the alleged thief will have to turn the phone on to use that particular feature and turning on the phone runs the risk of he, she or the device being located. Anyway, it is my understanding that Wi-Fi is still accessible, but I'm not 100% certain.
Just Me, D
Last edited by JustMe'D; 07-09-2012 at 07:45 AM.
- 07-09-2012, 08:33 AM #3
- 07-09-2012, 08:44 AM #4
According to ATT last night, they said the IMEI is blocked and the phone is not able to connect to ANY carrier, unless they manage to reprogram the IMEI.... I'm finding more questions yet than answers.. such as I changed all my iCloud passwords, but if the phone accesses WIFI are those changes done on my computer pushed to the phone?? if they shut off the find myiphone feature, i'll never be able to get the remote lock/wipe in anyway, but like I said I'm trying to shut them out of my iMessages, email etc....
- 07-09-2012, 09:32 AM #6I'm finding more questions yet than answers..such as I changed all my iCloud passwords, but if the phone accesses WIFI are those changes done on my computer pushed to the phone??if they shut off the find myiphone feature, i'll never be able to get the remote lock/wipe inanyway, but like I said I'm trying to shut them out of my iMessages, email etc....
Just Me, D
- 07-09-2012, 09:43 AM #7
- 07-09-2012, 09:50 AM #8
I guess I can only go by what ATT said.... no US carrier will work, if they wanna take the phone someplace else, whatever... chances are good they've wiped the phone anyway by now, all the passwords are changed and everything so, aside from what was on the phone, nothing is going to be updated... still want to kick the person in the face, but life goes on
- 07-10-2012, 03:16 PM #10
- 07-11-2012, 10:36 AM #11
I would check into your homeowner's/renter's/car insurance and see if you can make a claim with them. I once had 88 CDs stolen out of my car. My car insurance didn't cover the CDs but my homeowner's did. So I got a check from them. I'd at least look into that to see if you can recoup a little of your loss.
If you had it insured through Asurion, make a claim there, too, to get yourself on another phone.
The others have made good suggestions, but it sounds like you've done everything you can.
I wish you the best of luck in a bad situation.
- 07-11-2012, 11:50 AM #12
- 07-11-2012, 01:34 PM #13
- 07-12-2012, 11:31 AM #14
happened to me yesterday... cops said it's becoming a huge problem. I'm wondering if there's anything you can do to brick the phone when it's stolen, or if any steps are being taken by phone companies and wireless providers to make theft harder or less profitable.
- 07-12-2012, 12:47 PM #15
I've recently purchased "IGotYa", a jailbreak app that takes a picture and sends an email with the pic and GPS location anytime someone tries to unlock the phone and enters the wrong passcode. The phone can only be turned off after the passcode is entered; attempting to turn the phone off when locked also takes the picture and sends the email. So far this app has done everything it claims to do in all my testing.
Obviously this solution is not for everyone - the phone has to be jailbroken first. I'm just throwing this out for info only.
- 07-13-2012, 06:35 AM #16
- 07-19-2012, 03:17 PM #17
- 07-19-2012, 06:38 PM #18
- 07-19-2012, 06:46 PM #19
- 07-20-2012, 09:02 AM #20
- 07-24-2012, 12:53 PM #21
aaimbrogno, sorry for your lost but maybe you can help me prevent mine. What program are you guys talking about that send pictures and gps location every time the wrong PW is entered. I just got my iPhone and I want to take precautionary measures before I start putting in information.
- 07-26-2012, 07:02 PM #22
- 07-26-2012, 08:22 PM #23
- 07-27-2012, 01:51 PM #24
- 07-27-2012, 04:36 PM #25