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cancel pending wipe iphone 4s while offline

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mngrs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 3, 2012 1:43 AM

Hello,

 

Have the situation, accidently pressed Wipe button on icloud, the phone was abroad in the other country and icloud could not track it (showed me offline). The message "wipe out is pending..." has appered in the place where my phone is listed. I have deleted iphone from my devices, and icloud shows "No Devices". Question is - while wipe command was pending, did I cancel that command by removing my phone from the list?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jul 3, 2012 2:17 AM (in response to mngrs)

    You can't cancel a remote wipe command.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jul 3, 2012 2:39 AM (in response to mngrs)

    No, you removed the device (temporarily perhaps) from the 'Find my phone' feature.

     

    If the phone connects to a network again, it will be wiped.

  • CaribouMainiac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to mngrs)

    Well I guess I'm going to find out if this works......

     

    Yesterday, I put my iPad on top of my truck and drove off.... thinking it was lost, for good, I did a "wipe" , using the Find my iPad app thingy.....   The iPad was off, and in both a hard case and a soft case when it fell off my truck.... well.... today I get a phone call from a guy who found the iPad on the road, and will be returning it to me, tonght when he gets off work....

    so.... I deleted the device, using the tip given above.... and now I have no devices listed in the My Devices list....

     

    Think it will work ??

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to mngrs)

    The Sim card has no effect on "find my phone".

  • CaribouMainiac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to mngrs)

    good to see that there are still honest people out there.....

     

    He found me because there was some paperwork in the zippered pocket on the soft iPad case..... He found a memo, that had a co-workers phone number on it.... he called that number and said he had found an iPad on the road.... and saw my name on the memo.....  my co-worker contacted me, and provided the honest guys' phone number.....   I called him, ... he lives in my neighborhood, and will be dropping by on his way home. 

    and.... I will be giving him an un-asked-for reward.

  • CaribouMainiac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to CaribouMainiac)

    what I'm planning to do, when I get my hands on the iPad, is.... turn off my wireless router (WiFi).... turn on the iPad, and see what I got..... then I will sync w/ my desktop.... and then turn on the wireless stuff in the home....

     

    I'm guessing that since I do have a somewhat recent "back-up" on my desktop computer, that I should be in pretty good shape....   I am curious about the photos' that I have stored on the iPad... if they will still be there.... 

     

    I'm only "some-what" computer oriented..... so, we'll see....

     

    Message was edited by: CaribouMainiac  to correct grammar

  • CaribouMainiac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to mngrs)

    Got the iPad back.... the guy would not take a reward.....

     

    I deleted the device, like the tip given above, .... and I performed a backup to my desktop computer.  I turned off my home WiFi router, then turned on the iPad. In the iPad I turned off "Location Services" and "Find my iPad"..... then turned on the WiFi router.  The iPad connected, and did NOT do a wipe of anything......  I then did a backup to icloud. 

     

    When I use the Find my iPhone app on the iPad, it works.  When I use my desktop to try to Find my iPad (iPhone) it does NOT work.... and I still have no Devices listed.  I changed my password to icloud on both the desktop and iPad.... and that did not help. 

     

    So... my only issue now, is figuring out how to add the iPad back to "My Devices", when connected to icloud, via my desktop. (if I'm say that clearly).....

     

    it is giving me a headache.... so, I'll look into this tomorrow.....  I'm "good to go", as long as I don't lose my iPad again.  (cause I won't be able to find it, via my desktop..... apparently. )

  • CaribouMainiac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 20, 2012 4:10 AM (in response to mngrs)

    I turned those two features off (Location Services and Find my iPad), along w/ my WiFi router, just to be careful that the iPad would not connect to the internet, and then wipe the iPad.   I did this because I wanted to back up the iPad (to my desktop) before I allowed it to connect to the internet....

     

    After the backup.... I turned all that stuff back on.... and the iPad connected to the internet, and the "wipe" did not occur. 

     

    So....   my iPad is fine, (now) but it is still not listed as a device at the icloud site. (and can't figure out how to re-establish the iPad to icloud . (so that it is listed as a device in "my devices". )

     

    I'm kinda concerned that if I do figure out how to get the iPad back on the list of "My Devices", the wipe command might still be "out there"..... so I just might "leave well enough... alone"....

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