1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    Please help me out!

    A short visit to South Korea got my friend devastated... In the airplane back to USA, he realized that his iPhone 5s (iOS 7? 7.1? He does not remember) was not with him. It probably was lost/stolen in the airport....and he is too embarrassed to admit that he was that careless and there was nothing he could do when he figured it out. I feel so bad because I was the one who suggested him to tour my home country.... I know it is not my fault, but I am asking around to see if there is anything I can do to help him out.
    As soon as we can, we will go to the cell phone carrier and fill out the report... But would that really help with him get his phone back? Is IMEI blacklist universal? Would it affect the businesses in South Korea so he can get a notification when somebody tries to activate his USA phone with a new Korean SIM card? What else can we do about it?

    I'd really really appreciate any piece of advice.... Thanks a lot!
    04-06-2014 11:10 PM
  2. fabio984's Avatar
    Imei blacklist isn't universal. But if the iPhone has the " find my iPhone " turned on, I guess the "new owner" won't use it for anything. Just a brick.
    04-07-2014 04:43 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    As mentioned above if Find my Phone is enabled he could try and locate it thru this feature and wipe it if it's still turned on and hooked up to the internet

    iMore Ambassador -iPhone 5s
    04-07-2014 07:17 AM

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