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My boyfriend stole my iPhone 7plus. It’s now in lost mode. Can he access it with my passcode?

iPhone 7 Plus, Lost mode

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If he were to erase my iPhone, then would it be true that he still would not to be able to access any of my data, and meddle with my busines ... he will essentially erase all information, data, etc from my iPhone, correct?


Yes. It will be erased. Either by his actions or yours.


In that case, would my iPad which I am working off of right now (he stole my MacBook Pro as well) retain my Gmail, contacts, photos, etc?

Your iPad will be unaffected.


There is Lost Mode for your Macbook as well, if you had enabled it. It is called Find My Mac. Do you know if that was enabled?


If your Mac is lost or stolen - Apple Support


I would suggest you change your Apple ID password asap as well for extra safety.

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Mar 14, 2018 9:19 PM in response to rachelfrommanyplaces In response to rachelfrommanyplaces

If the device you placed in Lost Mode did not already have a passcode, you created one that he doesn't know.


If the device had an existing passcode, it remains in place and can be used to disable Lost Mode.


If you sign in to iCloud.com where you enabled Lost Mode, does it show Lost Mode still active?


A spinning icon I think.

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Mar 14, 2018 8:00 PM in response to ari_fz In response to ari_fz

Thank you for your reply. In activating my iPhone lost mode in iCloud.com through my iPad, it asked for a passcode which I just made up and it is entirely different from my iPhone passcode. Would he still be able to access my phone with the iPhone passcode?

Mar 14, 2018 8:00 PM

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Mar 14, 2018 9:19 PM in response to rachelfrommanyplaces In response to rachelfrommanyplaces

If the device you placed in Lost Mode did not already have a passcode, you created one that he doesn't know.


If the device had an existing passcode, it remains in place and can be used to disable Lost Mode.


If you sign in to iCloud.com where you enabled Lost Mode, does it show Lost Mode still active?


A spinning icon I think.

Mar 14, 2018 9:19 PM

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Mar 14, 2018 8:27 PM in response to rachelfrommanyplaces In response to rachelfrommanyplaces

It doesn't matter how different it is. Passcode is foundation of your iOS device's protection and it never stored on iCloud and it keep secured on your iOS devices. So, if he don't know the passcode of your iPhone, you don't need to worry about it.

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Mar 14, 2018 9:04 PM in response to ari_fz In response to ari_fz

Sorry to be confusing. My iphone is still in lost mode, and I am able to track it. When I went into iCloud.com through my iPad to enable the iPhone lost mode, it asked for a passcode and I entered a different from the passcode to my iPhone. Is that sufficient to prevent him from accessing my iPhone? Another thought is if I erase my iPhone through iCloud.com in the lost mode will I lose everything that is synced to my iPad?

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Mar 14, 2018 9:29 PM in response to rachelfrommanyplaces In response to rachelfrommanyplaces

Good. That would suggest he has no access to your phone.


To be clear... he could use iTunes to restore your phone to factory which will erase all data from your phone.


He then will face Activation Lock when running the setup assistant. The phone is useless to him.

Mar 14, 2018 9:29 PM

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Mar 14, 2018 9:46 PM in response to LACAllen In response to LACAllen

I’m relieved if you don’t think he has access to my phone. If he had access, would he necessarily know that it is in lost mode, i.e. would a notification show up on the screen if he tried to access my iPhone with the passcode that he alrea knew? and if so, then in order to gain access he would have to know the passcode that I created through iCloud.com on my iPad to activate the lost mode to my iPhone, is that correct?


Thank you you for helping. I am just trying to avoid erasing my iPhone through iCloud.com in the lost mode

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Mar 14, 2018 9:50 PM in response to rachelfrommanyplaces In response to rachelfrommanyplaces

Did you enter a phone number or message as you enabled Lost Mode?


If you did, he would see that. If you did not, he would only see the passcode screen.


As he enters the wrong passcode multiple times, the device will lock for increasing lengths of time to discourage him.

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Mar 14, 2018 10:14 PM in response to LACAllen In response to LACAllen

If he were to erase my iPhone, then would it be true that he still would not to be able to access any of my data, and meddle with my busines ... he will essentially erase all information, data, etc from my iPhone, correct? In that case, would my iPad which I am working off of right now (he stole my MacBook Pro as well) retain my Gmail, contacts, photos, etc?

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Mar 14, 2018 10:18 PM in response to rachelfrommanyplaces In response to rachelfrommanyplaces

If he were to erase my iPhone, then would it be true that he still would not to be able to access any of my data, and meddle with my busines ... he will essentially erase all information, data, etc from my iPhone, correct?


Yes. It will be erased. Either by his actions or yours.


In that case, would my iPad which I am working off of right now (he stole my MacBook Pro as well) retain my Gmail, contacts, photos, etc?

Your iPad will be unaffected.


There is Lost Mode for your Macbook as well, if you had enabled it. It is called Find My Mac. Do you know if that was enabled?


If your Mac is lost or stolen - Apple Support


I would suggest you change your Apple ID password asap as well for extra safety.

Mar 14, 2018 10:18 PM

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