Can I remotely backup my stolen iphone?

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  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    I had my iphone 6 plus stolen in hong kong.

    it pretty much had my entire life on it and i keep it closely guarded at all times, except yesterday when i had a momentary lapse in judgement and forgot i had set it on a table.

    the last time i backed it up was a month ago but since then ive amassed a large quantity of content and contacts.

    is it possible to back up my phone to icloud remotely without having it in my possession?
     
  2. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    Did you report it to the Police in Hong Kong?

    Where was the table that you left it, coffee shop, restaurant, retail shop in Hong Kong?

    Nope.
     
  3. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes i did. but what can they do really? i was so stressed out from the event that i didnt even notice they didnt give me a claim number or anything at the end. i also e-filed on their online report site here: http://www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/02_er_room/

    it was a retail store in tsim tsa shui . i notified them and i also notified their lost and found..
     
  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    In your previous thread you started you mentioned the phone had not been back up since the beginning of the year. That was more than 1 month ago.
     
  5. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes i meant beginning of the year. i thought i had backed it up a month ago and unfortunately i did not.
     
  6. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Bummer. Unfortunately all that info is gone unless you had contacts saved to iCloud.
     
  7. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    sorry man, it's unlikely that the cops can do anything on your stolen phone.
    Look at the bright side, the new one is coming in a few weeks!
     
  8. lagwagon Suspended

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    Sucks your phone was stolen and you're going to lose all that info from not having a current backup.

    Not making fun of you, but I hope you learnt that enabling iCloud backup is pretty important and why so many don't baffles me. With it enabled your phone backs up every time you plug it in to charge and is on known wifi. So pretty much any backup will be 1-2 days old at most and up to date.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How does that address what is being asked and discussed in this thread?
     

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