iPhone X Activation lock is requesting my password

gymnast46

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 29, 2018
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In late July a pickpocket got my new iPhone X in the Paris Metro. I remotely erased everything from the phone. I was literally $1000 out of pocket. When I got back to the states, I bought another iPhone x.

I just got an email from Find My iPhone saying "Activation Lock is requesting your password on (my) iPhone X".

Why am I getting this message? Are thieves still trying to activate the stolen phone? Is there anything i should do at this point?

Thanks for any guidance you might provide.
 

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Docd62

macrumors regular
Sep 20, 2012
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That’s what it looks like. Did you contact your carrier and report it stolen. It should be blacklisted and not be able to do anything but only good for parts. I would contact the carrier again and make sure if you did report it.
 

gymnast46

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 29, 2018
2
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That’s what it looks like. Did you contact your carrier and report it stolen. It should be blacklisted and not be able to do anything but only good for parts. I would contact the carrier again and make sure if you did report it.
Yes, I immediately contacted AT&T and they deactivated the phone and froze the number. I assumed the phone had been stripped a month ago but then I got this message. Disturbing.
 
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