1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Okay, so my phone was stolen and I got a location of where it was. I filed a police report etc.
    What I'm worried about is if the thieves can somehow remove the icloud block I've placed on the phone.
    THanks!!
    07-25-2014 03:25 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    Go to iCloud.com on any device sign into find my phone and tap on Erase all data as soon as possible this will ensure that your data is not compromise
    07-25-2014 04:14 PM
  3. pr1nce's Avatar
    Sorry this happened to you. Erase your device ASAP.
    07-25-2014 05:07 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Okay, so my phone was stolen and I got a location of where it was. I filed a police report etc.
    Excellent.
    What I'm worried about is if the thieves can somehow remove the icloud block I've placed on the phone.
    THanks!!
    Unless they know your iCloud credentials, the iCloud activation lock should hold, and they'll have a brick in the form of an iPhone. I'm sure we'll see a post or two seeking help to bypass it...
    07-25-2014 07:06 PM
  5. fabio984's Avatar
    I heard some guys selling iCloud remove service, and if the phone is erased on iCloud.com, they can't remove it.


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    07-28-2014 06:45 PM
  6. MAFMAccountant's Avatar
    I've had one iPhone 5 stolen and learned a real hard lesson. Always lock your phone with a password that if they don't get it right after 10 attempts, the phone will erase all data. When my iPhone 5 was stolen, they were able to get into my iTunes and changed something's around. Lucky for me, I never give out bank account details and always use a prepaid debt card with no money on it. They attempted to make iTunes purchases but came up empty handed when the purchase was declined. Always keep a lock on your phone and make sure it auto locks after a few minutes of non activity. Also disable access to Siri on the lock screen. Very little should be accessed through the lock screen.


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    07-29-2014 10:37 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've had one iPhone 5 stolen and learned a real hard lesson. Always lock your phone with a password that if they don't get it right after 10 attempts, the phone will erase all data. When my iPhone 5 was stolen, they were able to get into my iTunes and changed something's around. Lucky for me, I never give out bank account details and always use a prepaid debt card with no money on it. They attempted to make iTunes purchases but came up empty handed when the purchase was declined. Always keep a lock on your phone and make sure it auto locks after a few minutes of non activity. Also disable access to Siri on the lock screen. Very little should be accessed through the lock screen.


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    Excellent advice, and thank you for sharing your experience with us...
    07-29-2014 10:49 AM
  8. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I have to say, I'm thankful for Touch ID. Quick & easy unlock for me but my pass code is always on. If your phone is stolen go to iCloud.com to erase your phone but if you do that no one can find it.
    07-29-2014 01:42 PM

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