8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2013 7:37 AM by Ingo2711
rameshmyadam Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I had lost my iphone 4s Yesterday , Please help me the tips to get it back,  as i raised the police compliant ...!

Not Sure from IMEI is able to track the iphone.As I heared that Jail Break can be done for disabling/changing of IMEI after thefted.

Kinldy please help me .....!

iPhone 4S, iOS 7.0.3
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 (22,470 points)

    Only if "Find my iPhone" hs been installed on your device before it got stolen, you might be able to track it:

    Apple - iCloud - Find your missing Apple device.

  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 (7,145 points)

    You should follow all of Apple's recommendations on what to do if your iDevice is lost or stolen.

  • rameshmyadam Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi ,


    Yes my Device is Enabled with iCloud  & Find my Iphone app is installed & configure on my Phone.

    And Iam able to login to icloud & able to check but it is showing all my devices are offline seems my mobile

    is  not yet connected with any network still waiting to track. It is also enabled with 4 digit passcode.


    Also i wanted to know Incase my phone is Jail breaked or Factory reset done can i get that kind of information in my Icloud account by lost mode by SMS or Email without Internet....?


    As i heared that Some of Samsung Mobiles new features are like will be getting SIM number & Mobile number to me who was Thefted when he inserts new SIM Card on my lost Mobile. Is it possible on Apple Iphones also ?


    I Really appreciate the help if anybody got this kind of situation & recovered ...!

  • Ingo2711 Level 7 (22,470 points)

    As we are users here just like you, we don't know about future plans from Apple about new security features.

    But you can tell Apple about your wishes here: Apple - iPhone - Feedback


    However, there is an activation lock installed, if you're running iOS7:


    iCloud: Find My iPhone Activation Lock in iOS 7

    Overview and frequently asked questions


    With iOS 7, Find My iPhone includes a new feature called Activation Lock, which makes it more difficult for anyone else to use or sell your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you ever lose it. It starts working the moment you turn on Find My iPhone in iOS 7. With Activation Lock, your Apple ID and password will be required before anyone can:

    • Turn off Find My iPhone on your device
    • Erase your device
    • Reactivate and use your device

    This can help you keep your device secure, even if it is in the wrong hands, and can improve your chances of recovering it. Even if you erase your device remotely, Activation Lock can continue to deter anyone from reactivating your device without your permission. All you need to do is keep Find My iPhone turned on, andremember your Apple ID and password.



    copied from iCloud: Find My iPhone Activation Lock in iOS 7

  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 (7,145 points)

    In order for Find my iPhone to work, the thief must allow it to connect to the mobile operator network or WiFi. If you have iOS 7 as your profile says, and you have activated a Passcode and Find my iPhone your information should be safe, but it's best to be cautious anyway. The person would need your Apple ID and password to restore the iPhone for their own use.


    That doesn't mean much if the person sells it quickly to an unsuspecting buyer without turning it on. It may be them that discovers they can't activate it. Look around the forums and you will see many such people asking for help.


    Not sure what you mean about the SIM card, but it's best to report the phone stolen and let the police manage that part of it. I don't think the operator will release any information to you personally.

  • rameshmyadam Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank You.....!


    I Really appreciate the inputs  Alfred DeRose / Ingo2711 ,


    Yes My Iphone is with IOS : 7.0.3 installed & Iam from INDIA.

    As my Mobile is with GSM Techonology wanted to say that My Network is connected with SIM Card.

    Anyway the police are doing their job .


    I really love Apple products once it is been stolen i felt very bad i cannot lose my hopes.

    Even i can't efford to buy new once again as because of these Proffesional Thefts.


    Could you please tell me is there is any chance apart from IMEI & Find my iphone as these are already Installed & enabled. Also I heared that can be Tracked  when my Iphone is in Switched off mode also is it true?

  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 (7,145 points)

    You're welcome. Nope, I think you have done all that you can do at this point. Good luck!

  • Ingo2711 Level 7 (22,470 points)

    Sorry, "Find my iPhone" and the Police report are your only chances to get your phone back.