1. dsdsfklsdfsd's Avatar
    Dear all, could you pls advise?

    Imagine on your iPhone, for some reason, you forgot to turn on Find my iPhone and On location services.
    Then the iPhone is stolen.

    Does it mean there is no way you can remotely erase the phone or do anything about it? The best thing you can do is trying to change any passwords you have on the phone?

    FYI, I still have the IMEI number of the iphone.
    My sincere thanks,
    04-10-2020 03:39 AM
  2. FFR's Avatar
    Find my iPhone and activation lock are enabled by default when you sign in to an iPhone for the first time, there is nothing “ to forget to turn on”.

    So if you never turned it off, find my iPhone and activation lock should still be enabled, and you should lock or wipe your device immediately.

    If you disabled “find my iPhone”, then you won’t be able to remotely wipe or lock the device.

    Best of luck.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    04-10-2020 04:46 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Dear all, could you pls advise?

    Imagine on your iPhone, for some reason, you forgot to turn on Find my iPhone and On location services.
    Then the iPhone is stolen.

    Does it mean there is no way you can remotely erase the phone or do anything about it? The best thing you can do is trying to change any passwords you have on the phone?
    If the iPhone is stolen while Find My iPhone and Location Services are disabled then you might as well kiss it goodbye. Period.

    FYI, I still have the IMEI number of the iphone.
    My sincere thanks,
    You can report the device stolen to your wireless carrier and they may in turn blacklist the IMEI so that other reputable carriers will not activate it for the thief.
    WiseBeauty and Annie_M like this.
    04-10-2020 07:42 AM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    You can report the device stolen to your wireless carrier and they may in turn blacklist the IMEI so that other reputable carriers will not activate it for the thief.
    This.

    And the carrier just might have the ability to wipe it, but that’s not guaranteed .
    Just_Me_D, WiseBeauty and Annie_M like this.
    04-10-2020 08:40 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Apple has '30 Creative Activities for Kids' to stay engaged while at home
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-09-2020, 06:51 PM
  2. Nanoleaf offers up a work from home lighting playlist and 15% off panels
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-09-2020, 05:30 PM
  3. Foxconn enforcing strict measures to keep iPhone manufacturing on track
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-09-2020, 12:47 PM
  4. 85% of surveyed teens own an iPhone, a new all-time high
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-09-2020, 07:37 AM
  5. Spending data suggests iPhone sales down 56% year on year
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-09-2020, 07:01 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD