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Is it Iphone save from being stollen?

91 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2013 2:18 PM by Meg St._Clair RSS
sou1pessego Calculating status...
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Oct 28, 2013 12:22 PM

My Iphone 5 was stollen. I would like to know how is it possible that a so high secure smartphone can be turned off when blocked by a code?


It shouldn't be possible to do it, because that way, they are easily stollen.


This happened to me on friday, 25th October, 2013. I thought that noone could turn off the iphone because it was blocked. However, the blocking code only protects us from someone that tries to reach what we have inside iphone, but that doesn't stop someone from turning off the device. That way, using the "find iphone" app only give advantage for someone that have lost iphone.


Someone who i suspect stole my iphone and i couldn't even put my device transmitting a sound from another device to find it because it was offline. Maybe this should be checked by apple to turn Iphone more secure, because people spend lots of money buying this so fantastic smartphone (and i really mean it) but then it's not safe anyway.



  • I suggest that the blocking code not only needs to protect our privacy but also prevent from turning off the device.
  • I also suggest that Apple find a way that Iphone can be easily located, even if the same is offline.
iPhone 5, Iphone security
  • pdroth Level 5 Level 5 (4,815 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 12:24 PM (in response to sou1pessego)

    Hey professor - What about when the battery dies?   That turns the phone off also.


    If you had iOS7 you can at least rest assured they can't wipe your device without your iCloud password.    Maybe that will prompt them to turn it in or return it to you.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to sou1pessego)

    So, what would happen if a passcode was required to turn off the phone but I need to reset the phone because it was not working properly, not accepting any input on the touchscreen? Are you suggesting that a phone be rendered unusable under such a circumstance? That's ridiculous.


    I'm also not sure by what magic you expect a phone to be trackable if it's not connected to a network of some kind.


    Also, a stollen is a fruit cake containing dried fruit and often marzipan and covered with sugar, powdered sugar or icing sugar.


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