5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2013 7:03 AM by Abumazin
Abumazin Level 1 (0 points)

Dear all,

Any one can help? Service providers failed to render me any help. Through "find my iphone" I caught him only once when he opened it for a very short time then he offed it since then, may be because of the message I put that (this device is stolen, please call xxxxxxxx)!!!

All the best


iPhone 4
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)

    Yes.

     

    The thief can also simply remove the SIM or turn off Find my iphone, or restore the iphone.

  • ckuan Level 7 (29,399 points)

    The thief can wipe the iPhone, switch iPhone OFF and tracking will stop.

     

    Report to the police, carrier and change all your passwords that you used in iPhone.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2526

  • Abumazin Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks dear CKuan, if he formatted my phone and installed a new software, does that mean I can not track him any more? Can the serial No. help in this regards? I tried the serial NO. option using my Apple ID, but Apple records tells me that " this serial no. is registered to another ID!! does that mean he wiped mine and registered his?

    Thanks

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)

    if he formatted my phone and installed a new software, does that mean I can not track him any more?

     

    That is correct; if the iPhone is erased, you cannot track it thereafter.

     

    Can the serial No. help in this regards?

     

    No. An iPhone cannot be tracked solely by its serial number. The serial number will only be of help to the police in identifying you as the owner of the iPhone should they be fortunate enough to recover it.

     

    Regards.

  • Abumazin Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh, my God!! that I must give up now and forget about it

    Thanks dears for you kind information