FYI: IPhone thieves can disable FindMyIphone: Fix

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hart1583, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Hart1583 macrumors regular

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    A smart iPhone theif can easily disable find my iPhone.

    Simple fix: enable restrictions on turning off location data. That's the only I've found not to be able to disable it.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    I just looked and it said new apps can not use location services after disallowing changes. Does that mean you have to allow changes after installing a new app and then disallowing changes to keep "Find my Phone" working?
     
  4. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldn't taking out the SIM disable the iPhone from working? AT&T of course.
     
  5. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    And we have a winner!!!
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    But then the iPhone would still use the WiFi.
     
  7. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Always use one!
     
  8. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, with a reasonable time to require the passcode, but not immediately as thats annoying lol. Mine auto locks after 1 minute and requires a passcode after 5 minutes.
     
  9. Hart1583 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes. I for one hate pass code lock so that everytime I pick up my phone I got to type it in. It takes 10 seconds if you install a app to switch on and off the lock on location services
     
  10. Amnesia87 macrumors 6502

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    If someone knows what they are doing and want to steal your iPhone, the first thing they will do is turn it off...

    The second thing they will do is perform a DFU Restore...

    The third thing they will do is enjoy their new phone that you will never see again.
     
  11. AnthonyHarris macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    They'll enjoy it as a phone (in the uk) until it is reported as stolen to the network. Then it will be restricted and unable to recieve a working cellular signal. The only way for it to work would be to move to a different country/sell it abroad/change the imei.
     
  12. Sellador macrumors newbie

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    I heard that from now on the IMEI ban is Europe wide, not only UK. Not sure though
     

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