iPhone Best tweaks to improve chance of retrieving you lost iPhone?

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  1. csvke macrumors newbie

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    There used to be iLostFinder and a few more tweaks that can prevent phone from switching off, take a picture of the stealer who tried to unlock your phone and send it to an email address etc.

    But none of those tweaks seem to be working with iOS7 anymore...

    What are you guys having to beef up security of your phone?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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  3. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    This and having something like flipcontrolcenter to prevent airplane mode from being activated on the lock screen.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why do you need a hack for that?
    Settings/control center/access on lock screen OFF.
    I'm using iGotYa and its a great hack.
    It also disables power down when the phone is locked with a passcode.
     
  5. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Well I like to have the flashlight handy, Bluetooth and do not disturb as well. But yeah I use igotya as well to prevent the phone from being turned off, very useful.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I see.
    Not me, I don't want to have anything available when on lock screen. Not even siri.
     
  7. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    If someone holds in the power+home button for 10 seconds, won't it still turn off even with this tweak?
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm not on iOS 7, but can't you just assign an Activator action to the flash?

    I've got Short hold on my power button assigned to that.
     
  9. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure you could but I just don't use activator lol
     
  10. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    yup, flipswitch added that functionality. i use volume down, volume up for mines
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    OK, well we all have our preferences. :cool:

    This was the very first thing my wife demanded of me when I jailbroke her iPhone. One of the things she liked about the iPhone was the ability to use an app to use the flash as a flashlight. But, when she discovered that using Activator I could just assign it to a hardware button I was railroaded into doing that for her. :)
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I believe it will just restart.
    Unless the thief times it perfect but not everyone knows that trick.
     
  13. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

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    I got to use it once on my wife's phone. She is having a competition with herself to see how many iPhones she can go through. On her 5th now I think. Broke, lost, thrown against wall, etc. Lol anyways she drove off with it on the roof. Used find my phone and tracked it down to a gardeners pocket. That was cool to find it.
     
  14. LoLife macrumors regular

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    I actually have been using cylay. It is a pretty cool anti protection and it even provides a live streaming feed from your iPhone. Works well for me and runs on 7.0.4
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Cylay was another one I was going to mention originally, but I forgot the name. It's a good tweak, however I do note that both the dev and fans of this tweak fail to mention that it requires a yearly subscription after the first month. You only find that out after you install the tweak.

    While iGotYa and iCaughtU Pro are not free, you aren't paying yearly to continue to use them.
     
  16. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I love it... I'd bet that having pictures of the thief and location don't recover but one in a thousand phones. ... In a dense city like NYC or LA, having a city block narrowed down might narrow you to 10,000 possible thief's. My iPhone 5 was stolen in Buenos Aires last year, and I tracked it to a 40 story residential tower. Big help that was LOL
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Start kicking in doors:)
     
  18. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    Can igotya license for ios7 be used on more than one iphone ? Thanks
     
  19. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Nope, goes by UDID so one purchase = one device.
     
  20. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    I use icaughtupro, cylay, and ownspy. Between these three, I always know what is going on on my phone if it's not with me. Better safe than sorry. And with findmyfriends, findmyiphone, etc. on it too, all the bases are covered. Then lock down with passcode, androidlock, use bioprotect, and all the bases are covered.
     
  21. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Using all of these is a bit of an overkill. None of them will work when your battery is dead from having too many tweaks installed, hehe
     
  22. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    I have a battery case on my phone, I work 10 hour plus work days and never die out. Plus, I carry an anker portable battery, very thin and compact and can recharge my phone if the case died out too. But honestly, I have this on 5 different iphones in our house and haven't noticed any noticeable battery drain on any of them. This is with iphone 4 (X2) , 4s, and 5s.
     
  23. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    Okay so I purchased licenses for all three devices. Now email alerts work fine but sms alerts don't work at all for all devices. I've tried different numbers and reset network settings and respring but no luck. Any ideas or shall I need to contact developer ASAP? ;)
     
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