Just lost my iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 2ms, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. 2ms
    macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2002
    I just lost my iPhone 4. I've been trying to call it but it goes straight to voicemail which makes me think that someone has picked it up and turned it off.

    I just started with ATT for this phone. I've never had them before. I tried to call them and ask for advice but the directory system just wants to turn my phone off which I'm not so sure I want to do in case I want to try calling it some more in hopes of getting someone who would return it to me.

    Anyone have any advice for me? I'm freaking out.
  2. macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    In A House, Ontario, Canada
    Think back and remember where you might have lost it. AT&T would be your best place to go for help.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
  4. X2D
    macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Did you try checking here? http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=957222 :D
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    Awful feeling...sorry man.

    If it's already turned off, you can pretty much expect to never get it back.

    How did you lose it?
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2008
    Ask everybody who you were near or could have been near if they have seen it. I lost my iPhone 4 today in a class I was taking and it was left on vibrate :eek:, luckily the secretary found it by a computer I was using and was holding it and felt it vibrate and came out and gave it too me after I basically interrupted the entire class to find it. But the moment I couldn't feel my iPhone in my pocket my heart sank, one of the worst feelings in the world. Anyways, as I said earlier, retrace your steps and ask anybody and everybody who you could have been near if they have seen it. Having AT&T shut it off wont do anything, keep calling and leave some voicemails that sound extremely sad and heartbroken.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2009
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    SW London, UK
    If you hand them a faulty/broken iPhone... the OP has neither. :rolleyes:
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Los Angeles
    So sorry man

    Do you have MobileMe? If you do, you can use the FindMyiPhone feature. You can also call AT&T or Apple and ask them if they can track it
  10. macrumors 68040

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Apple will do nothing for you. AT&T will do nothing but deactivate your SIM card.

    Use them as a last resort.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010
    Somerville, MA
    Sorry to hear that man, that's terrible. I lost my 3GS a few weeks ago and the same thing happened. Rang a few times, then never again. I immediately suspended the line. I've been using a crappy Motorola for the time being, waiting for my iPhone 4 to arrive.

    It really is the worst feeling in the world, I hope it works out for you in the end.
  12. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Nope, $599 and $699
  13. macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008
    lost mine too

    I just lost my 32gb iPhone 4 too. It is the worst feeling, i know it is gone too since it was fully charged and went right to voicemail after calling it only an hour after i lost it. It must have fallen out of my pocket in a restaurant. I called them very soon after I left but they could not find it. Someone must have picked it up and turned it off:(... now im going to be down 700 dollars plus i wont have a phone for at least 3 weeks....*cry*
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
  15. macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    Find my iphone helpful if turned on

    Find my iPhone is helpful if it has been previously activated and the phone is on. If the phone has been turned off, it will not work. Don't know if you can remotely lock the phone if turned off. I don't think so.
  16. macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2011
    I really wish apple that would have an option to prevent the phone from being turned off, if it is passcode locked. That way, I'll have time to track it, till the battery dies. Right now, all a thief has to do is to turn it off and Find My Phone is rendered useless.
  17. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    There is a package on cydia for that.
    But again all they have to do is pop out the sim and then you still wont be able to track it.
  18. macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2008
    You do realize he lost this phone 2 years ago right?
  19. macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    I really feel for people who have lost or had their phone stolen as my iPhone 4 was pickpocketed from me last Tuesday.

    After using findmyiphone I found it to be turned off. I sent a remote wipe and lockout command and contacted my network to imei block it and blacklist it. Also it was jail broken so most of my folders and settings were protected by the tweak app locker. Stupidly I didn't have the pass code turned on !

    The other action I took was to change my passwords such as amazon and play.com etc.

    I didn't have insurance either and it was on payg.

    Luckily I had enough disposable income to purchase an iPhone 4s. Now the pass lock is on and my phone is no longer in a hip holster !
  20. macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    My fantastic 4S is sitting in 5 feet of heavy seagrass in 5 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. Probably still working as it's in a Lifeproof case. I went in after it but couldn't find it. Brace yourself for full price, unless you want to buy a used one (there is a store selling them right next to the Sprint store (Retech) for $100 less. I just went ahead and swallowed, and bought a new replacement. They refunded my Applecare+ and I'm not going to re-up after thinking about it for a while. I understand their problems in dealing with lost phones, but as a consumer, I think their policy of not replacing it for the deductible is a bad deal. But I was hammered pretty much for suggesting they should actually worry about their customers instead of worrying about who might use the phone elsewhere.
  21. macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2011
    This is one area where CDMA has an advantage. You cannot simply pop out the sim to disable the network.
  22. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    True, don't know if that advantage is worth dealing with a CDMA iPhone though:)
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2011
    Man, you find a lost phone it's not hard to call someone and just give it back. Some people suck

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