1. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    i am familiar with iphones and stuff but just recently i am slowly figuring out what icloud is? and what i want to know is if you lose your iphone and someone else finds it and wipes out your whole phone can u still use find my iphone to locate where your iphone is?
    08-12-2013 05:51 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    No, but you will be able to with iOS 7, I believe.
    08-12-2013 06:30 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    If the iPhone is completely erased and returned to factory settings, the Find My iPhone feature goes away with it, thus you will no longer be able to use this feature to find your iPhone in the event that it has been stolen.
    08-12-2013 06:34 PM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    No, but you will be able to with iOS 7, I believe.
    "iOS 7 currently in beta, adds a new "Activation Lock" feature that will prevent any device that had FInd My iPhone enabled from being re-activated without supplying the original owner's Apple ID and password. This won't necessarily help the original owner locate the device once it's wiped or has no data access, but the feature will at least render it useless to the average thief. Further, the owner will be able to use Find My iPhone to leave a message and phone number even after the device is remotely wiped.
    08-12-2013 06:37 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    "iOS 7 currently in beta, adds a new "Activation Lock" feature that will prevent any device that had FInd My iPhone enabled from being re-activated without supplying the original owner's Apple ID and password. This won't necessarily help the original owner locate the device once it's wiped or has no data access, but the feature will at least render it useless to the average thief. Further, the owner will be able to use Find My iPhone to leave a message and phone number even after the device is remotely wiped.
    Okay. Got it. Thanks for clearing that up for me...
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    08-12-2013 07:02 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The new Activation Lock also prevents wiping the device without your Apple ID and password so you would still be able to locate the device and the thief couldn't wipe it.
    08-12-2013 10:59 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    The new Activation Lock also prevents wiping the device without your Apple ID and password so you would still be able to locate the device and the thief couldn't wipe it.
    Dfu mode will wipe it also will recovery
    Mode but still will not be able to activate it .. So far I do not know of a way to by pass this and well most of us on here are far more than average users lol I assume there will be some tool or software IE jailbreak or something sooner or later that will by this


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    08-12-2013 11:13 PM

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