how to activate lost and stolen iphone 4s without apple id
When I activate a phone the cell phone company records my info along with the phones info i.e. serial number, IMEI, MEID, CDN, and ICCID number so if I report it lost or stolen why cant they return my phone to me when someone else tries to activate it? They have the info right there, how hard is it to contact the rightful owner If I brought in a stolen car to the dmv and tried to register it in my name they wouldnt just tell me I cant register it and send me on my way, even if I was not the one who stole it the car would be taken and returned to the rightful owner. Why isnt it the same with phones, they know who used to own it from those numbers and they also know it has been lost or stolen, why dont I get my property back?
I had my iphone 4 stolen yesterday as of now find my iphone says the device is offline. Can i deactive the service so i can reactivate an old phone i have to receive calls and still be able to use the find my iphone app as long as it is in wifi?
My friend has just lost his Iphone (may be stolen, of course). Is there any way to ping it or track it using GPS?
Does anyone know what happens if your iPhone is lost or stolen? I dont think ATT has insurance for iPhones from what Ive found.
Im going to Mexico this week and am worried about losing the phone and having to pay the full price to replace it. Could I switch the SIM card from the new phone with the old one and take the old one with me?
MacBookPro Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Hey guys, unfortunately i lost my iphone while i was at a go kart place and they people that work there were unable to find it so now its stolen. I know its pretty much gone and apple or att wont replace it right? I called already and suspended the number, now i am phoneless. Is there also a way to track it if someone was to us it? Another thing is its not locked, i never lose anything and i mean never so i didnt lock it so everything is there to use but i did change my email password and loopt. Is there any hope on getting my precious iphone back?
BlackBook 2 GB of RAM Mac OS X (10.5.6) iPhone 3G 8GB
I know I can set an auto lock with 4 digit code. I wonder what good will that do if someone has the phone (lost/stolen). Cant they plug it into iTunes and do a restore? Or somehow crack the code and steal all my info.
Is there a way to lock the firmware so it cant be boot/restored without a PW? Just like my MacBook.
I want to know a good way to make it unusable/unsell-able to anyone. Thanks!
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MacBook 2.16Ghz 4GB RAM,320GB HD Mac OS X (10.5.4)
my iphone 5c was stolen/lost dose anyone know if there is a way to track the gps on it or if it can even be found
I recently lost or someone stole my phone. I didnt do the mobile Me for some reason and now Im stuck in a predicament. I was wondering since I have the serial number and everything for the phone if apple could track and see if someone plugs it into their computer to sync to itunes and make it seem to be theres. Also, would MobileMe be able to find the phone, say if I did have it, even if they eject the sim card and replace it with theres? I plan on checking my statements to see if they called someone with my phone number and try and trace it back.
iPhone OS 3.0.1
Im sure this has come up before, but I as well had the unfortunate incident where my iPhone 3G went missing and I cannot find it anywhere. I have a feeling it got stolen because I never turn my phone off, but yet when I called my phone the phone goes straight to the answering service.
My 3-year plan is with Fido. I presume that I cannot get a new phone at $199 with Fido? What do most people do in situations like this? I have now reported it lost or stolen on the Fido web site.
MacBook (mid-2006). Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz Mac OS X (10.5.6) iPhone 3G
What protection is given to someone who wants to legitimately buy an Iphone second hand from the original owner of that Iphone only to discover that it is then reported lost?
Last night I had my phone stolen when I was out. I rang my carrier and deactivated my phone so it is blocked. I also rang apple and got my phone blocked. I just tried to sync my iPod to my computer but my Apple ID is coming up with the name firstname.lastname@example.org This is not my ID and I was wondering if the person who has stolen it has changed the email on it. I logged on using my Apple ID on here so Im not too sure. My other theory is I brought this iPod second hand and it could possibly be the previous Apple ID. However I did change my ID on the iPod when I bought it a couple of years ago because it had been wiped.
Anyone know why this has happened? Could the Police get anywhere with a name IF this is who has stolen it? I have no idea how as my phone has been deactivated and there is a password on it.
Could anyone shed some light, pleaaase!!?
My iphone was stolen a few days ago (3), The thing is that my feeling of revenge cannot be quite, so I beg, if you can, give me an answer for my situation...
I had my iPhone 4 stolen out of my gym locker yesterday night and naturally I am mad. I am wondering if I called Apple to report a stolen iPhone 4 (and provide the IMEI code) if anything would be done or if they would restrict helping the next owner of the phone if they came in for Apple assistance, or Apple take possession of the phone as it is stolen.
Can apple community help me to find my new iphone 4s wich was stolen today ?!?!and thank you for your attention..!
I am trying to activate imessage on my phone.
I was having some trouble with it so I turned it off but when I tried to activate it it started insisting that my Apple ID/Username is incorrect.
What is strange is that the my phone accepts the apple id/password combo and so does my apple id account online when i login...the issue is that the imessage software refuses it for some reason.
Appreciate your help.
If I understand this correctly, and my grasp on this/reality is tenuous , the first time my daughters stolen iphone logs into any system, with her SIM chip or not, the Apple computers will know what IP address is sending - am I right? And, if so, why cant Apple be forced to provide this info - especially if there is a police report. Dont tell me privacy - Im the one who bought and paid for the thing, its mine!! What about my rights - or is this a case of finders keepers, losers weepers?
OR, is this Apples way of generating never-ending iphone sales?
This is so frustrating. The same thing with AT&T - they will gladly authorize any phone - doesnt matter if its stolen - give them the money for a new SIM and youre out the door with someone elses iphone. When they stick that new SIM into the phone, isnt the phone spewing out its serial numbers - again, numbers that could be captured by some system.
Has anyone successfully forced either Apple or AT&T to produce this info?
iMAC Mac OS X (10.0.x)
I cannot activate my phone. it comes with this error: incorect Apple ID o....hotmail.com cannot be used to unlock this Iphone. Can anyone help please?
Is there any way to get my pictures, text history and notes back? I was able to pull my contacts in from the cloud. I am not able to resync with itunes as normal or it pulls the defective software in at the same time. This is a HUGE loss!!!!
I cant activate my Iphone, which is purchased second-hand, with my Apple ID. The owner has deleted his account and has reset the phone. What should I do?
i just got the unlocked service by apple, but now i cant activate my phone, what can i do about it?
dont have anymore the original sim...
Has anyone with wifi problems tried downgrading back to ios 6? If so, did it fix the wifi problem?
when i sync my iphone to my pc,after i disconnect the iphone,the application icon was gone...so now i cannot download application.how can i get it back.and i want to put itunes icon on my iphone..
desktop Windows XP Pro sp3
My brother got his iphone 4s stolen a week or two ago, he didnt have the iphone finder installed at the time. The phone company just gave him a new phone progammed with the same number is there any way of tracking his old phone? If this is relevant whenever i call him and hes on the phone the phone connects to someone else answering machine.
So I need a new iPhone 3G SIM card to activate my iPhone. I hear you can get one free at Apple Retail Stores. Is this true? If not, can someone please tell me how I can get one? I need it for 3G not 3Gs. Please? Im desperate..
Hello my Iphone 4 was stolen and unfortunately I do not have the serial number I do have an apple account and have used it on iTunes once I want to know how I can use retrieve my serial number to localize it with my phone carrier. I live in Dakar Senegal West Africa where there is no apple store so any help will be greatly appreciated. My email is email@example.com
How can I get the camera that was originally on my phone when I bought it? It was deleted accidentally and now I cant find it. Ive downloaded some other cameras from the App Store, but none of them work. Im open to getting a new one, but dont want to pay for one if I dont have to.
Thanks in advance..
My iPhone lost the connection to Apple TV frequently after updating to 6.0.1 but it worked well before.
How to do it?
I reset my iphone 3gs to factory settings and unfortunetaly lost my backup on itunes.
So everything (aside from apps) deleted like contacs, pics and vids...
(I updated to iOS after that...)
Im grateful for each reply!!
Regards from Germany,
my friend recently gave me an iPhone. and when I tried to reset it, it still needed his apple Id and password. But, his dad made them and for got the information and security questions. And I have no working sim for it yet because its an at&t phone but I use T-Mobile, so I need the information to activate it.
how to activate lost and stolen iphone 4s without apple id
i have recently updated my iphone 3gs to the latest firmware 5.0.1 and the iphone fails to get past the activation process even itunes wont regonise the sim card i have tryed an 02 orange virgin vodofone t mobile and 3 sim cards none of them work the phone will not activate i have looked on various forums and have been told i will after put modified software on my iphone but i dont wont to do that is there a way of fixing this or are apple going to leave us 3gs customers in the dark