my phone was stolen yesturday

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Globug, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Globug macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    Brisbane Australia
    I filed a police report, locked it down in lost mode and barred outgoing calls and texts from the sim. Is there anything else i can do? Any recommendations on possibly trying to find it?

    What about facetime and all my apps? Will they pop up on the phone while its on lost mode?

    The *******s turned it off, and then it pinged once around midnight and is now off again.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If you haven't, I would at least contact your cell carrier and advise them of your situation. They can at least make notations on your account regarding the stolen iPhone.
  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    When it's in Lost Mode, the only thing that will appear on the screen is your optional "contact me" phone number and "if found, contact" message. No Notifications, etc.
  4. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Just learned something new - notification message. Cool.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I would have left the sim card data active to see if you can track it if they turn it on.
    But most likely its a lost cause.
    Dont remove it from your icloud account so it cannot be used again by anyone.
    They will probably just sell it as is locked for parts.
  6. green94 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2009
    Recently had my iPad Pro stolen... you’ve taken all the right steps. Hold off as long as possible from wiping the device to give yourself an opportunity to find it and possibly get it back.

    The idiots that stole mine sold it to two schlubs who left it on until they got to their final destination (their workplace) of which i promptly called the owner of the business who worked with me to get it back in perfect condition.

    Also, contact your Cell carrier and discuss your steps about locking out the IMEI number, basically your last defense against anyone else ever using it on a cell network.

    Good Luck and sorry!
  7. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Most people don't recover stolen phones, I mean even if you get a ping, you can't storm in the house with a search warrant and search the house...

    You did what you could to make the phone unusable
  8. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2012
    And depending where you live, the police may not even get involved.

    Years ago, a guy knocked on our door and announced that his iPhone was lost/stolen the night before from a restaurant I've never been to. He said that 'find my phone' showed it at my house. He was trying to act "firm" but was kinda blubbering and implying that his phone was in our house. I told him "nicely" that he's wrong, that these tools aren't 100% accurate and that he needs to be careful if he keeps insisting I (we) stole or have his phone.

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