Robbed iPhone (password and backup question)

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  1. Patrick-32 macrumors member

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    Phone was robbed.. iphone 4 with ios7

    I had it set that so when screen locks or gets turned on you need enter in 4 digits.

    As far as I know I had it synced as I restored it months ago.

    Now I'm wondering
    1) is it possible if they put in new simcard they will be able to use it or see all my data.. or will code be asked to beentered on any sim being put in?

    2) Will it be possible for them just to hook it up to laptop and browse into files tru der laptops drive? as in windows it would be like a removable device like usb u could broswe 2

    3) Can they backup sync it to another itunes

    4) can they bakckup data even if they cant sync it?

    5) i bought the phone 2nd hand.. so i cant block the imei as im not originally owner, not sure how that works.. is that depending on the carrier?
     
  2. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    they can't do anything with it as long as you had a passcode and Find My iPhone on.
     
  3. Patrick-32 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can they restore it?

    I didn't have find my phone on...
     
  4. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    yes they can. you're screwed. remember to turn on find my iPhone on the next time you get an iPhone.

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    sorry this happened to you though :(
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you didnt have find my iphone turned on then all they need to do is restore it and use it right after with no probs.
    What carrier was it for?
    Maybe they can blacklist it for you.
     
  6. Patrick-32 thread starter macrumors member

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    They can restore it only, or everything like go through files? Thanks.


    No, I had planned to and forgot.. sadly. I'm not american, from europe so probably just need ring them.

    I was hoping it was mistaken as it was in my jacket with charger etc.. and jacket went missing, it rang out for hrs, although battery was near dead so was hoping jacket was misplace, or someone would try charge it as then the messages i sent would deliver and could try ring.. but wishful thinking..
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, once they restore it then your password will be gone and offcourse all your info on it too. They will have a clean ios 7.1 installed iphone.
    Was it locked to any particular carrier or unlocked?
     
  8. Patrick-32 thread starter macrumors member

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    It was bought from '3network' in ireland. then sold to myself and I purchased a '3Network' simcard.
    So definitely locked to it. I was wondering see if they bought a simcard from same carrier.. would they be able use it and access files.. which i don't wan;t

    But all they can do is restore yes? and it all be gone anyway..
     
  9. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    If there was a passcode they can't access files on the phone, just restore it and use it or sell it after wiping your data. You probably can call your carrier and report it stolen even if you weren't the original owner, that will make it useless to whoever stole it.
     
  10. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    Yes they can do restore but all your info will be gone.
     
  11. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Sorry you were robbed and I hope you're ok, but why why why did/would you not have FMI on?

    I just don't get it when people don't have it on. :confused:
     
  12. Patrick-32 thread starter macrumors member

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    I never knew about it until a while ago.. I had meant to do it since. :(
     
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    As long as they aren't lucky enough to guess the password, then yes, the data will be gone when they do a restore.
     
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  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How so?
     
  16. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    If they plug it into a computer they can using finder or windows explorers, on Mac and PC, respectively.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Shouldn't the fact that the phone is passcode/password protected get in the way of being able to do that (with unknown computers at least)?
     
  18. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    What I describe works on my PC and any other computers I've used.
     
  19. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    BTW I do know how to bypass the iOS7 iCloud lock. It was man made, i'm sure we can figure it all out. ;)
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sure:rolleyes:
     
  21. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Let me call tim cook. Maybe he can help us out. :)
     
  22. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not lying. It's simple. Not so much for the A5 and up. A4 is easy. The 4S is where it starts getting tricky. The 5 is when all you can do is hack your way into the phone to get the recent owners email address and ask them to remove it. Otherwise, it's a brick.
     
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  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, just tell the owner that you're in possession of their stolen phone and ask them to remove it from icloud so you can use it. Its pretty simple:D
     

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