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Old Jun 20, 2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Find my iPhone app, can you still track if you restore your iPhone as new?

if somebody wants to sell their iPhones, they restore phone as new.. but they ended up losing it or got jacked for it.. is there a way for findmyiPhone to track that iphone?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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Find my iPhone depends on being signed into your iCloud account. Once you do a factory reset on the phone your iCloud account is no longer connected to the phone, and as a result can't be seen on find my iPhone.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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As another member said, Find My iPhone (or other iOS devices/Macs) won't work once the device is wiped/restored as new.

By the way, I think it would be nice if Apple added a new feature: shutting down a device requires a passcode.

Could A PIN On Shutdown Deter iPhone Thieves?
http://www.cultofmac.com/174444/coul...phone-thieves/
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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I have a related question. Does having a passcode to unlock prevent software restore? Or can you still simply connect to iTunes and reload the software?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 04:23 PM   #5
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I have a related question. Does having a passcode to unlock prevent software restore? Or can you still simply connect to iTunes and reload the software?
It does not. Any iPhone can be plugged into iTunes and restored.
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