Should I be worried about stolen information?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by makefunnyfaces, May 23, 2011.

  1. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, guys. My iPhone just quit on me today while I was trying to open Facebook. It wouldn't open, so I turned off my phone. I tried to turn it back on, but it's stuck on the apple logo. It won't come on at all. I'm going to send it in for repairs - but will my information be okay? I can't restore it. I have most of my passwords saved on my phone. I even have a picture of my social security card. I'm freaking out about it! What do you guys think? I've never had this happen before. Could I still wipe it from "Find my iPhone" on my iPad even though it's frozen? Help!

    Also, does anyone know if Apple still does the rental iPhone while one is being repaired? I know they did for the first generation, but I haven't had one repaired since. Thank you!
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't worry too much, there isn't anything you can do to erase the data, but Apple probably isn't likely to be trying hard to pull your data off. Just pay attention to make sure that nobody is using your information, and if they do immediately get it fixed.
     
  3. the.sheepdog macrumors regular

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    Now Google I would be afraid of. They work with the CIA. But then they probably have all your info anyway! Apple wont steal your stuff. Too much liability.
     
  4. makefunnyfaces thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the responses. I figure they have better things to do than search my email/twitter/texts/pictures, but who knows.

    Another question: How long should it take to get it back after I send it in?
     
  5. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    If there is any company that is concerned with keeping your stuff personal and not getting sued over it its probably Apple. Look at Microsofts mess up with the side-kick, Sony PSN network ******* up (Pretty sure that's how they found Bin Laden lol), etc. If you start seeing bogus **** happening then you can go and sue the living hell of out Apple but I doubt that will happen.
     
  6. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    We already have all your informa.....

    I mean THEY don't have any of your information and wouldn't do anything with it if they did. :D
     
  7. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    I just helped someone who did an out of warranty replacement on a liquid damaged phone via Apple online support. He dropped if off at UPS on Tuesday and had the new phone on Thursday.

    What generally happens is you will simply be sent a refurb. They send this out as soon as UPS takes possession of the phone.
     

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