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  • CaribouMainiac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well.....   I'm not sure how.... or why....    but I just signed into icloud on my desktop, and my iPad is now listed in "my devices", and it was located immediatly .....


    ... thank you for your tip that you provided above.... in my situation, it worked. (apparently)


    my lucky day (week)....  I guess.....

  • mngrs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nice to hear it helped you! Good luck and dont leave it again

  • rainers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did almost nothing to prevent iCloud from wiping my device, after having programmed it to do so.

    After turning on the iPhone, I just used AirPlane mode, removed the phone from my devices in iCloud, made a simple syn with iTunes (everything in the cloud) and voilà, iPhone is back to iCloud list, and can be normally tracked again.

  • Yuchen Lin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i pressed the wiping icon accidentally to my husband's iphone . luckly, his iphone was offline while i did the stupid thing. i have just did the same as the way above and hope all the data will still be there~~~~

  • Abinet 2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This I found very usefull as I am nearing sane predicament ! I actually found my lost IPhone after 48 hrs. It was snatched in my handbag and when I run to my house and used " Find my phone" it tracked to a church yard! Someone & the police went off to find it but no success it was dark and after midnight! After 2am battery run out so the tracking turned to Grey after 24 hrs. I went next morning and combed the bushes to no avail although I found some stuff letters etc that were in my handbag. But as I had also lost my house keys and car keys I was disappointed not to find the important stuff. I knew iphone must be in in vicinity & the thief would hardly go back after 2am at night! So following day I went for a final look and found my handbag hanging off a Bush! I had not looked up before believing it on the ground! Believe it or not my iPhone plus a mobile charger and keys were still in the handbag! Could not believe my luck ! Only my diary ( which would have been great to find) must be there somewhere and wallet with Driving License were not there! I believe thief was only interested in the cash!! Very little there!

    Anyway have just pressed x in iCloud and am waiting phone to charge. It had been in the rain so hope it works. I left it to dry out for 24 hrs. I noticed on pressing x they " Erase iphone" is back to original  ! So it looks hopefull


    i will follow your method and see what happens! Thanks it was great advise all of you ,

  • Abinet 2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Aparently you can!

  • Abinet 2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Happy to report my Iphone is on with all previous data intact!  ! Maybe you pressed erase Devise and not the "x" as explained above as I nearly did. Or maybe you have not turned on " find my IPad" in settings !

    Good luck!

  • Yumbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just toggle FMI OFF and ON.

    The wipe command got lost when device was removed from account.

  • elejaces Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This just happened to me, and I can confirm that the post from mngrs is correct. My daughter's phone was tuned off when I sent the wipe/erase command, so I was able to stop the erase by removing her iPhone from the iCloud account. I then powered up her phone, and everything was still there (and still is). I then added her phone to my iCloud account again, and everything is now the way it was. I did not even back it up at the time. I waited 24 hours before doing the 'remove from iCloud' so I do not know if that made any difference, but the point is it worked. I can imagine that Apple must have seen this before, so they made a way for people to get out of a potentially nasty situation.

  • MrElvey Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Too bad Apple's forum software doesn't let @Winston Churchill edit/delete his answers, which have been shown (in posts by 3 users below) to be incorrect.  Moderators?


    I sent feedback via the help system: ""Users should be informed - via this help system page and the message that Apple displays when I click "Remove from Account" - that removing a device from Find My iPhone cancels a pending erase!   Currently they are not informed in either place."

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