Deactivating Find My Phone

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by tank!, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. tank! macrumors newbie

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    I was told that the carrier can deactivate Find My Phone on a company-owned phone used by a former employee who left his iCloud credentials on the device. Is this true?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Doesn't seem like it. It's possible Apple might be of some help when dealing with company phones given that there's perhaps some corporate representative and all the appropriate records of purchase/ownership, but even that isn't necessarily a given.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The 'carrier' can't do anything but block and unblock the imei. As for Apple unlocking a phone again that's sketchy at best and no one can really answer.
     
  4. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Your employer has to provide proof of ownership and purchase to Apple before they will cooperate.
     
  5. steve23094 macrumors 68000

    steve23094

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    Check the features of Profile Manager in OS X Server.
     
  6. Rigby macrumors 601

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    The carrier can't do anything. The employer can bypass the activation lock *if* the device is supervised using MDM before it's handed out to the employee. If the device is unsupervised, bypassing activation lock is not possible. See here for some pointers.
     

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