Lost iPhone advice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by George 3G, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. George 3G macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2015
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for some advice please. I lost my iphone 5s on a night out last weekend. I've tried the find my iPhone app but with no luck, suprisingly the phone hasn't been turned on since I lost it?

    Anyway, I need to bite the bullet and replace it. The only thing I'm concerned about is blocking the old phone. The phone has a passcode on it, but should I block and wipe it from the findmyiphone app so when it is turned on it's totally wiped? Also, I'll need a new sim, so I guess I will request my carrier to block the old sim when I request the new one?


  2. ckc macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2010
  3. ckc macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2010
    As it has now been a week without any activity from the phone your safest bet is to erase all the data on the phone for peace of mind.
    If you have not already done so block your sim and ask your network for a new one.
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    You can visit iCloud.com and log in with the apple ID you use on your iPhone. Then activate the "Lost Mode" I think you can also send a text message to your self there and if someone finds it and turns on the device, they will get the message and if they are nice they can try to reach the owner (you) and get your phone back. Or just put it on lost mode. This will make the phone useless for others as if someone who is iPhone saavy could put the phone on DFU mode and restore it, but it will show the activation lock page after restore so they can't bypass that.

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