Lost iPhone 4S, how to find

buggsy2

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 3, 2010
37
0
A guy at work lost his iPhone 4S and had installed no apps before to track it. He thinks it is lost, not stolen. Any way to find it now? The only thing I can think of is asking the cell phone provider to give a location estimate from its signal but I have no idea if they'd be willing to do that.
 
Last edited:

FSMBP

macrumors 68020
Jan 22, 2009
2,492
1,347
A guy at work lost his iPhone 4S and had installed no apps before to track it. He thinks it is lost, not stolen. Any way to find it now? The only thing I can think of is asking the celll phone provider to give a location estimate from its signal but I have no idea if they'd be willing to do that.
Find My iPhone by going to iCloud.com (assuming he actually set that up during his iPhone 4S' setup).
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
13,285
3,432
A guy at work lost his iPhone 4S and had installed no apps before to track it. He thinks it is lost, not stolen. Any way to find it now? The only thing I can think of is asking the celll phone provider to give a location estimate from its signal but I have no idea if they'd be willing to do that.
When he set the phone up, if he had "find my iphone" on, he can log into the cloud and get a GPS location. If not, he is out of luck....

FSMBP beat me to it :)
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,404
At the iPhone hacks section.
A guy at work lost his iPhone 4S and had installed no apps before to track it. He thinks it is lost, not stolen. Any way to find it now? The only thing I can think of is asking the celll phone provider to give a location estimate from its signal but I have no idea if they'd be willing to do that.
They dont do that.
Why not call it and try to find where its ringing at? If its still at work and nobody took it he should be able to locate it.
 

bandofbrothers

macrumors 601
Oct 14, 2007
4,780
327
Uk
If calling it does not help then at least ensure you contact the network to protect the account and blacklist the handset.
 

buggsy2

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 3, 2010
37
0
Hey guys, thanks for the replies. The nimrod says he didn't set up any iCloud connection! And, he called it last night and it rang, but he couldn't hear it, now he calls and it goes straight to voice mail so I think it's lost charge and this guy has lost it for good unless some good Samaritan finds it, charges it, and somehow figures out who it belongs to.

Or, he can wait till it shows up on eBay LOL.
 

Dkorda

macrumors 6502
Mar 7, 2012
291
0
Hey guys, thanks for the replies. The nimrod says he didn't set up any iCloud connection! And, he called it last night and it rang, but he couldn't hear it, now he calls and it goes straight to voice mail so I think it's lost charge and this guy has lost it for good unless some good Samaritan finds it, charges it, and somehow figures out who it belongs to.

Or, he can wait till it shows up on eBay LOL.
Your bro is SOL then. Blacklist-ing the ENS would prevet any further activation on a few account. Although the carrier won't take action or report back whomever trys to activate that bad ENS.
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,404
At the iPhone hacks section.
Your bro is SOL then. Blacklist-ing the ENS would prevet any further activation on a few account. Although the carrier won't take action or report back whomever trys to activate that bad ENS.
Talking about blacklisted iphones.
My friend bought a 4S on CL last week. It was an AT&T iphone and he used his AT&T sim inside for about a week.
Then all of a sudden he gets no service and his AT&T account is suspended. Guess he bought a lost or stolen iphone and not only did they disable the iphone but also his sim card. He tried putting it inside an old phone and was still deactivated:D
lol :D I was laughing at him but he was pissed:D
Next time be more carefull I guess.