4 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2009 10:24 AM by JoBo
JoBo Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone's Microsoft Exchange capability, I could swear he said that, if an iPhone is stolen, the owner can dial a phone number and disable the phone. I've not seen or heard of this capability since. Does it exist? Thanks.

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  • 1. Re: Remotely Disabling iPhone
    Steve & Family Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Dial a number and disable it um no... The Exchange server admin and login and remote whip it but doesnt disable it just deletes everything off the phone... Someone can still put a SIM Card in it and use it.. Just wont have your information any longer...
  • 2. Re: Remotely Disabling iPhone
    JoBo Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    That's better than nothing by quite a bit. Do you have to be using MS Exchange to do that or is there some way to erase data without Exchange?
  • 3. Re: Remotely Disabling iPhone
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Accessing an Exchange account via ActiveSync on the iPhone is required, and a remote wipe of an iPhone with an Exchange account being accessed via ActiveSync can be done remotely from the Exchange server only.

    It is a good idea to have the Passcode Lock feature enabled in case your iPhone is lost or stolen. The Passcode Lock feature includes an Erase Data option. When the Erase Data option is turned on with the Passcode Lock feature, all data on the iPhone will be erased after 10 failed passcode attempts.
  • 4. Re: Remotely Disabling iPhone
    JoBo Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Thank you. Very helpful.