Find my iPhone app, can you still track if you restore your iPhone as new?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by imeth, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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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    falterego

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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.
     
  3. macrumors member

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  4. macrumors regular

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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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    lordofthereef

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    It does not. Any iPhone can be plugged into iTunes and restored.
     

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