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Question: Turning off device

Hi, I have a question: Why is possible to turn off device when you didn’t unlock it? I mean for example: My boyfriend bought your new device iPhone X for 1300€. It has face ID, but anyone else can turn it off? Sorry, but isn’t it stupid? I have SE and it’s the same. Fingerprint ID, but turn off button works percectly to everybody. If you lost phone, and you have turned off phone, app find my iPhone won’t work. We tried. So, what’s your answer? Thanks

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Mar 9, 2018 10:40 PM in response to michaelafromnitra In response to michaelafromnitra

Turn it OFF is necessary for device that's has a battery.

It was there since 2007 on the first iPhone. You only notice it now?

Find My iPhone when ON, the theft will not be able to wipe iPhone and use it as their own.

Your data is safe.

FYI, no matter what you do you cannot prevent theft, you can only prevent them using it.

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Mar 9, 2018 10:53 PM in response to michaelafromnitra In response to michaelafromnitra

michaelafromnitra wrote:


I know, but my question is that why phone cannot be turned off AFTER you unlock it? You’ll have a big chance to find it if you lost it. I know that it’s nessessary to turn it off 😄

So what's your question?

Yes you can turn OFF iPhone anytime if it's ON.

You cannot turn OFF Find My iPhone without the owner's Apple ID & password, the Activation Lock will be triggered.

Mar 9, 2018 10:53 PM

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