11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2014 4:11 PM by jmorgan25
kyung464 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

If my iphone 5 lost or stolen

 

if thief turn my iphone 5 off can it still trackle? even if location is on?

 

what if thief restore my iphone 5 and remove sim card off can it still be trackle?

 

Please help out!


iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (255,570 points)

    What To Do If Your iDevice or Computer Is Lost Or Stolen

     

    If your Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, or iPad is lost or stolen what do you do? There are things you should do in advance - before you lose it or it's stolen - and some things to do after the fact. Here are some suggestions:

     

      1. Reporting a lost or stolen Apple product

      2. Find my lost iPod Touch

      3. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon can block stolen phones/tablets

      4. What-To-Do-When-Iphone-Is-Stolen

      5. Lost or Stolen iPhone? Here’s What to do

      6. 6 Ways to Track and Recover Your Lost/Stolen iPhone

      7. Find My iPhone

     

    It pays to be proactive by following the advice on using Find My Phone before you lose your device:

     

      1. Find My iPhone

      2. Setup your iDevice on MobileMe

      3. OS X Lion- About Find My Mac

      4. How To Set Up Free Find Your iPhone (Even on Unsupported Devices)

     

    Third-party solutions for computers:

     

      1. VUWER 1.5.4

      2. Sneaky ******* 0.2.0

      3. Undercover 4.7

      4. LoJack for Laptops Premium Mac

      5. STEM 2.1

      6. MacPhoneHome 3.5

  • kyung464 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I need know, i cant find if thief turn my iphone 5 off and remove sim, will icloud and my location still work if turn off and sim off?

  • gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (19,525 points)

    No.  If the phone is turned off or the SIM removed, you can't track it.

  • mehmettayyar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    just ridiculous i think thief smater than apple if its very easy take out sim safe to get money i pay for noting for apple everything is just fairy tale find my iphone locked the phone why i gonna pay for apple anymore piece garbage just you hope to get your phone back each time push the button find my iphone but not gonna happen same story different time 2013 not different than 1990 still people lost their saving but pay more who is gonna finish this dilemma i will wait but i think its not gonna change any way i paid this world but all thieves gonna pay after they die see you after life *******...

  • gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (19,525 points)

    your post makes absolutely no sense.  Clearly English is not your first language.  Please post in your native language.

  • mehmettayyar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes you are rigth im not a native speaker but i think everything is so cleary and understandable as you know apple solution doesnt make any sense too im not gonna buy any apple product again until they find real solution for ******* stolen phone problem..

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,230 points)

    Which phone maker does more?

  • mehmettayyar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    not only problem about stolen phone iphone look like lease car you cannot do any thing without apple permission i think problem is not so complicated but company get more and more money from lost and stolen phone end of the day we are just their slaves we gonna buy again until we lost them just f... dilemma

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,230 points)

    Which phone could you buy that would be any different?

  • mehmettayyar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    not only problem about stolen phone iphone look like lease car you cannot do any thing without apple permission i think problem is not so complicated but company get more and more money from lost and stolen phone end of the day we are just their slaves we gonna buy again until we lost them just f... dilemma

  • jmorgan25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Kappy,

    I am not sure if you are one of Apple's assigned employees who goes through all these questions to help give people the best answers; however, the fact of the matter is that anyone who has a turned off lost iPhone is f****d. This is a huge not only stressful, but costly problem for all consumers.

     

    Apple's next breakthrough should be making a tracking device in the phone that people are able to send a signal to in order to find their phone, even if it can only tell you within a certain radius; I don't know if that is possible, but it is better than nothing. Something definitely needs to be made/done to help iPhone consumers to be able to find their phone when it is off, because what if you lost it in your home and it was turned off? There are countless situations where people lose their phones somehow, whether someone stole the phone (and turned it off) or it is wedged perfectly out of sight under the back seat of your car (and it happens to be on silent, or has no power).

    Now, you might say "Haha yeah Apple will also work to create magical unicorns too" but the truth is Apple is a multi-billion dollar corperation with thousands of the smartest employees in the world, I lived up in Cupertino for a while, I personally know. The products are great, and we the consumers would really like to keep them.  This the second time I have had my iPhone stolen and the person turned it off, I set up my "Find My iPhone"and logged on it as soon as I could, I made sure to look everywhere the places I was in (multiple times), and I made sure the people who own the places I was in aware of my missing phone. I have done everything in my power to find my phone, it is my other half in this new era. I literally find it hard to function without, it has all the info I need for all the things I have to do, pay for, and handle in my everyday life.

    My early birthday present from my family was my iPhone because it was $600+ to replace when I lost my last one(but they upgraded me to the 5s). Now I am out of luck because as a full time college student I cannot afford one.

    I really wish Apple would use their genius masterminds to develop something in order to help this problem because they have the Brains, Power and Money to do so.

    So in conclusion Kappy, your post was not useful to the question, but thank you for the information. If you have the opportunity to pass on my message here to any employee at Apple please do.