My daughter in law's iPhone 6 was stolen yesterday. She has insurance (that's good!) and she will receieve the new replacement iPhone tomorrow. In the interim, per Apple's suggestion, she had Verizon turn off service to the stolen phone last night and this morning she moved the cell phone service to her old iPhone 5 so she could have a phone to use today. She has been good about doing back ups to iCloud so my thought was to use her latest backup to restore the new phone when it arrives tomorrow. I did not want this old phone 5 to back up (old data) tonight so I had her go into settings to turn off icloud backup. I figured that the new phone tomorrow can use the latest backup from the stolen phone.. which should have been two nights ago. But ... lo and behold.. it says the last back up was 9:48 pm LAST NIGHT. She had not turned on the service to old phone until this morning. And VZN turned off the stolen phone prior to that time last night. So how did that happen? Is it possible the thief was able to plug in the phone and it backed itself up? I know she has a password on the phone, but perhaps she did not have control center access blocked on lock screen and they were able to get into the phone that way.. that's the only thing I can think of. Is there any other way the phone would have backed itself up last night? Wouldn't it be funny if the thief used the cell phone to take a photo of himself and it shows up on her iCloud storage! (is that possible?) If they check FIND MY PHONE now, will it show the location of the backup? My son would never go off on his own looking for the phone, but perhaps the police would be intereseted. When he checked FIND MY PHONE yesterday afternoon, at first it showed its location (where she had last had it) , and the second time it showed the same location but indicated that it was no longer showing live locations, but rather the last location. (no battery left or phone turned off?) Bottomline.. I am so happy she has insurance. Any thoughts on actions we should take before restoring the new phone appreciated. And how can the phone have a back up last night?