2 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2012 9:53 AM by modular747
Carla.Orozco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

Someone just stole my iphone and I would like to know if I can come to an Applestore and ask to block my iphone. This way maybe the stealer can't use it.

 

Please help me.

 

Othewise someone told me that the police can make the iphone take a picture of the person who is holding my Iphone... but that looks impossible haha.

 

What do you think about that ?

 

thanks

 

Carla


iPhone 4, iOS 5.1, Stolen
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (41,470 points)

    Apple - iPhone 4S - Locate your missing iPhone with Find My iPhone - http://www.apple.com/iphone/built-in-apps/find-my-iphone.html

     

    Note that these features require you have the "Find My" activated before you lose the device, and that the device be turned on, and able to connect to a registered wifi connection (iPad or iPad Touch) or data network (iPhone), and not having been restored by a finder of the device (if it was really stolen then the thief has probably restored it). If you have activated the "Find My" feature, go to https://www.icloud.com/

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (17,125 points)

    If you haven't activated Find My Phone BEFORE it was lost, you can't locate it

     

    Apple doesn't find or "block" iPhones.  You need to contact your carrier ASAP to terminate service.  Some carriers will put the IMEI number of the phone on a blacklist, but this isn't shared between carriers.

     

    Contact your local police to report the theft.  Not likely they will never recover it, but you might get lucky if the thief was run over by a bus just after stealing it.

     

    Picture of the thief - Haha is the correct response...  There is an app for jailbroken phones that claims to do that, but pointless.  99+% of iPhone thieves never use the phone - it's restored and  put up for sale on ebay.