1. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    So I found an iphone4 today on the sidewalk and the its passcode protected so I can't access any contacts to try to locate the owner to return it to him/her. When I connected it to iTunes it says to enter passcode before it can connect to iTunes. The phone says NO SERVICE so I'm assuming the owner turned had the service turned off. Is there anyway to contact the owner or should I just throw it away? Maybe return to AT&T?
    07-21-2011 05:46 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    No need to throw it away. You can turn it in to your local police dept., or an Apple store if you have one near by. You can take it into an AT&T store, however, they might refer you back to an Apple to or the local authorities anyway. Either way I'm sure the person who lost it will appreciate the fact that you took the time to get it back to him/her.


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    07-21-2011 06:16 PM
  3. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    Yeah the Apple Store should be able to help you.
    07-21-2011 06:17 PM
  4. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    well my intention is to get it back to the owner but its not like a reg phone where you can just look up mom, dad or sister or other family member and call them to inform them. I will not step foot in precinct in NYC cuz cops are less than cool. Gonna look up an AT&T store and drop it off to them
    07-21-2011 06:28 PM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    ^ Since you live in NYC, I am sure there are a few Apple stores near by. Just take it into the closest one. The employees at the store will know how to locate the owner...


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    07-21-2011 06:43 PM
  6. Shooter03's Avatar
    Good on ya mate. More people like you in this world would be a good thing.
    07-21-2011 06:55 PM
  7. iV1SHAL's Avatar
    Apple store will send it to the right person... had a apple store employee show me how they do it once. they will definately help you out.
    07-21-2011 09:22 PM
  8. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    ok cool, thanks guys for the info, I don't passcode protect my iPhone so I wonder if I lost it would the person go through my contacts and get it back to me?? There are some really bad people in NYC but you can't let 1 apple spoil the bunch.
    07-22-2011 01:58 AM
  9. dcgore's Avatar
    Yeah, you don't want to be the guy whose pic is on the internet because of the app that takes pics when a phone is stolen.
    07-22-2011 11:39 AM
  10. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Yeah, you don't want to be the guy whose pic is on the internet because of the app that takes pics when a phone is stolen.
    FU, I didn't steal it you ****** bag, I love how when you try to do the right thing people accuse you of the doing the opposite. I should've tossed it in the sewer and not even got involved.
    07-22-2011 04:47 PM
  11. kilcher's Avatar
    I've been meaning to Photoshop "if found please call..." onto my lock screen wallpaper. That'd be the quickest and easiest way to get a passcode locked phone back. Assuming you're lucky enough to have it found by someone with an interest in returning it.
    07-22-2011 04:51 PM
  12. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I've been meaning to Photoshop "if found please call..." onto my lock screen wallpaper. That'd be the quickest and easiest way to get a passcode locked phone back. Assuming you're lucky enough to have it found by someone with an interest in returning it.
    That's a great idea, I think I will use that if you don't mind. I really like this
    07-22-2011 05:22 PM
  13. Munky#AC's Avatar
    Hope if I ever lose mine someone will be like you and try and get it back to me.
    07-23-2011 06:25 PM
  14. catadjuster's Avatar
    The person who lost it would be greatful to get it back but how do you find him/her?
    Re-read the first post
    07-23-2011 06:58 PM
  15. alaviarin's Avatar
    You could try hitting the "Emergency Call button" and then dial a random number and call it. When it's ringing hit the power button. You can only access the persons contacts this way
    07-25-2011 02:18 PM
  16. dcgore's Avatar
    FU, I didn't steal it you ****** bag, I love how when you try to do the right thing people accuse you of the doing the opposite. I should've tossed it in the sewer and not even got involved.
    Never implied you stole the phone, but the owner may think differently. There have been several articles and posts of owners whom have activated these kinds of apps (the ones that take pics when the phone is in use) and you don't want to me mistaken for a thief.
    07-25-2011 02:22 PM
  17. Purple4's Avatar
    I would turn it in to the Apple Store. You will be blessed.
    07-29-2011 08:48 PM
  18. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Good job bud. I would just return it to an Apple Store.
    07-29-2011 09:50 PM
  19. ckalli's Avatar
    just keep the phone charged.. who ever is missing it is bound to call!
    07-30-2011 11:09 AM
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