1. iMore Question's Avatar
    i found it on the street
    12-12-2015 09:18 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! My suggestion is to leave it on. Hopefully someone will call and you can anwer and locate the owner. Otherwise, bring it to an Apple Store. You could take it to a police station but, from my experience, they're not much help.
    12-12-2015 09:26 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Leave it on, but take it to the police. It's not your responsibility to find the owner. Let the police handle it!
    pr1nce likes this.
    12-12-2015 10:03 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    There's nothing to help with. Turn the iPhone over to local police as found property and then go about your day as a good citizen. Thanks.
    pr1nce likes this.
    12-12-2015 10:13 AM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Leave it on, but take it to the police. It's not your responsibility to find the owner. Let the police handle it!
    The police generally don't handle it. They throw it in a box with all of the other phones that have been turned in. It's not OP's responsbility to find the owner, but I'm sure the owner would appreciate it.
    12-12-2015 10:15 AM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    Are you saying you are not able to turn it back on after turning it off? It may need a charge. A local Apple Store may be able to help you if you don't have a lightning cable to charge it.

    Otherwise like @DevilishBanker said, the original owner may try to call it or send a message to the phone with their contact information so you can return it to them.
    12-12-2015 10:21 AM
  7. calibru's Avatar
    Hi ! Do a sistem restore n recovery mode and set iPhone as new .. I hope this will help you ...
    12-12-2015 03:44 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    12-12-2015 03:55 PM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Hi ! Do a sistem restore n recovery mode and set iPhone as new .. I hope this will help you ...
    Please do not try to restore someone else's phone. It will not help locate the phone's owner.
    calibru likes this.
    12-12-2015 04:05 PM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    Hi ! Do a sistem restore n recovery mode and set iPhone as new .. I hope this will help you ...
    Welcome to iMore

    We don't condone or advise anyone on our site to tamper with a lost or stolen device
    12-12-2015 04:10 PM
  11. calibru's Avatar
    Sorry .. I have made a big mistake .. I messed up posts ..
    12-12-2015 04:17 PM
  12. kataran's Avatar
    Sorry .. I have made a big mistake .. I messed up posts ..
    No need to apologize calibru

    Just letting you know

    Don't shy away from posting on our site we Welcome you with open arms

    Enjoy our site and Post Often
    12-12-2015 05:10 PM
  13. Engire's Avatar
    If you can get it turned back on, check for "In case of emergency" (ICE) in contacts. If the owner entered information there it should help you find the owner. ICE can be accessed even through the lock screen. Use Siri and say "contact ICE". Hope this helps.
    12-13-2015 12:32 PM
  14. mayconvert's Avatar
    i smell troll. anyone that knows about this site knows what to do with a lost phone. leave it on for owner to call it or take it to cops or apple etc,
    12-13-2015 11:32 PM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    If you can get it turned back on, check for "In case of emergency" (ICE) in contacts. If the owner entered information there it should help you find the owner. ICE can be accessed even through the lock screen. Use Siri and say "contact ICE". Hope this helps.
    Good point. If the owner had Medical ID set up you can get his/her name and emergency contact information right from the lockscreen.


    12-13-2015 11:37 PM
  16. robertk328's Avatar
    i smell troll. anyone that knows about this site knows what to do with a lost phone. leave it on for owner to call it or take it to cops or apple etc,
    Not necessarily. If they came in through Ask A Question, that's generally not a person who is familiar with the site as they're not registered. They could have come here via a google search, etc.
    12-14-2015 05:40 AM
  17. MJ502's Avatar
    You can also ask Siri "who does this iphone belong to?" and she should tell you (based on the contacts in the phone). If you don't know how to do that, hold down the home button and the voice assistant "Siri" will ask you how she can help. Then ask her that question.
    Rob Phillips and robertk328 like this.
    12-14-2015 02:05 PM
  18. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    You can also ask Siri "who does this iphone belong to?" and she should tell you (based on the contacts in the phone). If you don't know how to do that, hold down the home button and the voice assistant "Siri" will ask you how she can help. Then ask her that question.
    I never knew you could do that. I just tried it on my own iPhone and it worked like a charm. Thanks for the tip!
    MJ502 likes this.
    12-14-2015 02:09 PM
  19. MJ502's Avatar
    I never knew you could do that. I just tried it on my own iPhone and it worked like a charm. Thanks for the tip!
    Sure thing!
    12-14-2015 02:14 PM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    You can also ask Siri "who does this iphone belong to?" and she should tell you (based on the contacts in the phone). If you don't know how to do that, hold down the home button and the voice assistant "Siri" will ask you how she can help. Then ask her that question.
    Good tip!
    MJ502 likes this.
    12-14-2015 06:42 PM
  21. gpo1956's Avatar
    I never knew you could do that. I just tried it on my own iPhone and it worked like a charm. Thanks for the tip!
    Wow!! I didn't either. Now that's worth knowing.
    MJ502 likes this.
    12-16-2015 08:01 AM
  22. KilobaiD's Avatar
    And, if the owner doesn't have siri activated, with screen blocked, swipe to right, and you will see, Medical ID, and there probably, you will see, some of family members or something like that. About the owner.
    12-17-2015 02:43 AM

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