If you know the device password, you can go to Settings -> iCloud -> Find My iPhone and enter your Apple ID password. This will disable the device so it cannot be used again. If you don’t know the device password, call Apple Support.
Can Apple wipe my stolen iPhone?
I was stolen but can I wipe it now? Apple does not have a way to wipe your stolen iPhone. If you have Find My iPhone enabled on your phone, you can use iCloud.com to log in and lock the phone remotely. You can also add a passcode to the device so that whoever stole it cannot access it.
How do I permanently disable my stolen iPhone?
If you find out that your iPhone is stolen, it’s important to change your password and cancel the iCloud account. You need to contact your cell phone company and request a new SIM card.
Can a stolen iPhone be unlocked?
A stolen iPhone can be unlocked if the person who stole it knows the password and can use a program to try and crack the security code. If he or she can not crack the code, then they will need to sell or trade the iPhone for another phone.
Can you remove activation lock without previous owner?
You can remove the activation lock on a device you haven’t used before. You can do this by contacting Apple Support and ask them to remove it for you.
How do you reset an iPhone without the Apple ID password?
If your iPhone is password protected, you will have to reset it to the factory settings before you connect it to iTunes. You will need the following: a smartphone with iOS 8 or later, a Mac or PC running iTunes 12.2 or later, and a Lightning to USB cable.
What do thieves do with stolen iPhones?
iPhones have become the most popular electronic device in the world. They sell so well because people love them. It’s also possible that people who steal iPhones will keep them or sell them at a discount. The main problem with stolen iPhones is that Apple cannot be sure of the fate of the phones after the theft. It is possible that Apple will not even know the phones have been stolen, and people who buy stolen iPhones will end up with a stolen unit for all of their protection.
How do I activate a stolen iPhone?
Activating a stolen phone is not that easy. You should talk to the original owner and ask for help.
Can I block my iPhone with IMEI number?
You can lock your iPhone with the IMEI number. The IMEI number is a number unique to every iPhone. It’s a number that’s stored on the device; it’s not a number attached to you. If you’re locked out of your phone, you can use another iPhone or iPad device to unlock it.
Can an iPhone be tracked after factory reset?
“When an iPhone is locked, it will be impossible to track your iPhone.”
The statement is completely wrong. A factory reset doesn’t change the fact that the phone is locked (for example, if you turn off Find My iPhone or if your Apple ID and password are changed). You can’t use Find My iPhone to locate an iPhone that’s been factory reset.
Does erase all content and settings remove Apple ID?
If you erase all content and settings, the Apple ID will not be affected.
How do I force my iPhone to factory reset?
You can force your iPhone to be reset by going to settings first and then general. Then, tap on reset. Then, enter your passcode. Select erase all content and settings and erase the device. Then, select erase device.