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culture.bii Level 1 Level 1

hi everyone i lost my iphone 5 with ios 7,0.1 two weeks ago and i went icloud to lock it and i add a personal msg to it that if anyone finds it should call me with a phone number...now someone called me that hes seen the phone and its asking for activation email and password (this means my icloud lock worked) hes demanding a huge amount of money for the exchange of the phone and i dont have . i want to know if he can bypass the activation and use the phone.


iPhone 5, iOS 7.0.1
Solved by ChrisJ4203 on Nov 4, 2013 7:21 PM Solved
I would have made it as soon as I lost the phone, but surely as soon as this idiot called. Do not meet this individual at all, or if you do, bring the police with you. I would rather lose the phone than lose my health.
Reply by xice on Nov 4, 2013 7:17 PM Helpful
That's crazy. I reckon you should just leave it locked. He will need to have your Apple ID and password to bypass the activation. Here's for more info: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5818
Reply by gail from maine on Nov 4, 2013 7:15 PM Helpful
Hi culture.bii, No, the thief basically has a brick on their hands. With the new security measures on iOS 7, there is no way the thief can ever use the phone. Don't erase it whatever you do. They have a useless paperweight. Tell them congratulations if they call you again. They have a useless item that is worth absolutely nothing.... And extortion is illegal, by the way. I would get the police in touch with your extrordinarily stupid thief.... Sorry you don't have your phone, but you can be rest assured that neither does the immoral pig who stole it from you.... Cheers, GB

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  • gail from maine Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.icloud
    iCloud

    Hi culture.bii,

     

    No, the thief basically has a brick on their hands. With the new security measures on iOS 7, there is no way the thief can ever use the phone. Don't erase it whatever you do. They have a useless paperweight. Tell them congratulations if they call you again. They have a useless item that is worth absolutely nothing....

     

    And extortion is illegal, by the way. I would get the police in touch with your extrordinarily stupid thief....

     

    Sorry you don't have your phone, but you can be rest assured that neither does the immoral pig who stole it from you....

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    No, he cannot. If you have a phone number or other contact information for this individual, I would report it to the police. You have locked the device so he cannot access your data. He has tried to restore the device but because of iOS 7 Activation Lock he cannot. Let the police deal with him.

  • xice Level 1 Level 1

    That's crazy. I reckon you should just leave it locked. He will need to have your Apple ID and password to bypass the activation.

     

    Here's for more info: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5818

  • culture.bii Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so much gail, he wants me to meet him tomorrow and verify well if the phone belongs to me bt am thinking hes bringing people to attack me so that i can give them the email address and password, do you suggest i should make report to the police first??

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    I would have made it as soon as I lost the phone, but surely as soon as this idiot called. Do not meet this individual at all, or if you do, bring the police with you. I would rather lose the phone than lose my health.

  • gail from maine Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.icloud
    iCloud

    Hi culture.bii,

     

    If you do meet him bring the police with you. Do not, under any circumstances, meet him on your own. Clearly this person is out to do you harm. Although I am sure you would like your phone back, it is not worth your health or well being. Clearly this person has no morals whatsoever, so, it is likely that they would not hesitate to do you harm. Stay away from them. See if the police would be willing to meet (and nab) them in your place.

     

    Let the police know everything that has gone on up to this point. They will best be able to tell you what to do from this point on.

     

    Best of luck!

     

    GB

  • culture.bii Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks guys, i will update you with what happened tomorrow.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    Thank you and please be careful. As Gail and I both said, this is a police matter. Let them deal with the guy.

  • denversbest Level 1 Level 1

    It's takes about 1min to bypass the activation lock on a iPhone 5 running iOS7

    My eight year old can do it.

  • culture.bii Level 1 Level 1

    how did he do it denver?

  • denversbest Level 1 Level 1

    I asked and she said google it. Then rattled something about emergency call 211 call hang up twice some menus etc. It's a ******** feature that's going to lead to lots of problems in the future. I got burned in a legitimate deal by this feature. I now have a paper weight that looks like a iPhone 5s. But just like every one of apples pathetic security features it will be bypassed soon too. It always is, never fail, why do you think my 8yo daughter can do it.

  • tigertec Level 1 Level 1

    Really denver? Yes you can see the icons but you can't open any of them

  • gail from maine Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.icloud
    iCloud

    You are wrong, Denver.

     

    It is no longer a matter of simply bypassing the "Activtivation" lock. The person also has to know your Apple ID and Apple ID password in order to turn off Find My iPhone. Withough being able to Turn off Find My iPhone, no other processess can take place.

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • Demo3029 Level 1 Level 1

    HI Culture.bii

     

    Are you located in NY ? I think I might have bought your phone today off craigslist.

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