Find my iPhone - Activate Phone Feature

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by ParagJain, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. ParagJain macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2011

    now that we have many folks using the iOS 7, I just wanted to understand how the new "Find my iPhone" feature works.

    I know in under a normal :confused: theft, its very useful. atleast the phone will not be useful to thief any more.

    But, what happens if I happen to buy a phone from criaglist or some place similar. The seller can later login to iCloud website and report the phone as stolen and I will have no way to use it.

    Please note; I am not a developer and only following various forums to learn a lot more about iOS 7 from many developers like you ...

    just curious to know this and so asked as I couldn't get a definitive answer to this till now.
  2. imaginex20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    When you buy a phone make sure "Find My iPhone" is not turned on and "Reset All Content and Settings" in front of the person just to make sure it is reset to factory. When Find My Iphone is off, the activation feature is off.
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Any time you try to perform a restore or an erase you get a prompt instructing you to turn off Find my iPhone.
    If you don't then you can't proceed.
    So assuming that the seller erased their phone before selling it to you there should be no way for them to remotely lock or wipe your new phone.
  4. ParagJain thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2011

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