Lost my phone today in class...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by schism-, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. schism- macrumors newbie

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    So I lost my iphone 4 today in class. It fell out of my hoodie pocket in the room I guess, and I think some poor kid picked it up. My friend called the phone about 10 minutes after I lost it and got a busy signal. About 5 minutes later, I called the phone from my home phone and it went straight to my voicemail...and the battery was almost fully charged.
    So does this mean some kid stole it? There's barely any signal if at all at my school, so maybe it went straight to voicemail due to lack of signal and it's still sitting in the room somewhere?

    Anyway, my phone had a password on it so what use is it to them anyway. They can't go to an Apple or AT&T store and get the password removed, right?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not necessarily.
    Or the phone is off.

    Generally no.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I think the password goes away if they restore it in iTunes.
     
  4. schism- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I guess there's a possibility a janitor/teacher/staff member picked it up and turned it off... I don't know. So basically what I want to know is...will it go straight to voicemail if there's a lack of signal?
     
  5. Eluded macrumors newbie

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    yes it will go right to voicemail due to no signal
     
  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Do you have like a lost and found spot in your school? Maybe somebody brought it to the school secretary or janitor??
     
  7. schism- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, good, I'm hoping it just got kicked under a table or something and some poor bastard didn't just take it.

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    It was at the very end of the day when I lost it, but I checked the office and spoke with the principals and nothing...
    Either some kid picked it up and turned it off or it's sitting there in the room under a table or something without a signal.
     
  8. toiday macrumors regular

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    I believe your password can only protect the contents of the phone. If someone put in a new sim and re-activate you phone with his itume, he can then use your phone again but your information will be wiped.
     
  9. schism- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks.
     
  10. JunkyDog macrumors 6502

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    Nope, it asks you for the password, so it is useless even there as well, i've tried that with another friends iPhone, and it did not work, so i think it iis safe for now, the phone is useless and cant even be hacked or anything..if they try to JB it, even then it asks for the password, so there you go...
     
  11. toiday macrumors regular

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    Not quite sure about that. I did a quick search on my local Craiglist and found a few locations offer service like this:

    $20 - iPhone 3G /3GS / 4 Password Removal
    ( This service will erase everything on the phone! )
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That is false.
    All you have to do is dfu restore and everything will be gone along with the password.
     
  13. tbayrgs, Sep 21, 2011
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    tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I can't believe no one has yet suggested trying Find My iPhone? If it's off, it won't be able to locate it and if it's still on, you'll know exactly where it is. And i'm sorry, if the OP didn't install and setup up this widely publicized and free feature, I don't have much sympathy. I understand devices get accidentally lost or stolen--happened to me, but because of FMIP, I was able to recover a device on two separate occasions.

    Hope it all works out.
     
  14. toiday macrumors regular

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    This is cool. Just setup for my phone. I guest it will only work if the phone has already setup for MobileMe.
     

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