Find My iPhone Question

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Tragedies, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Tragedies macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    If the SIM card is removed, which even a pretty dumb thief might do when he gets the phone, can you still track the iPhone? Seems like a giant flaw if you can't track the phone without a SIM card (might be due to technology restrictions, I dont know).

    And why can't Apple allow a feature when you log into to tell the iPhone to disasble restoring? For example if your phone is stolen, you quickly go to and if the thief hasn't removed the SIM (goes back to my first question) he won't be able to restore the iPhone. Seems like it could make the whole finding system better overall.

    Hope someone can help.
  2. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    Apple can't stop thieves from stealing things. I don't think Find My iPhone was intended to be the mobile phone version of LoJack. Think of it, instead, as a way to find your phone if you lost it.
  3. pacohaas macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2006
    Ignatius is right, plus think if you "disabled" restoring and then stopped paying for your account. You'd be screwed!

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