Stolen iPhone renamed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by szaynoun, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. szaynoun macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2017

    I have a question about stolen iPhone renaming. My dad's iPhone was recently stolen.

    When I log on to his iCloud account, the phone is showing as offline, and it shows that the iPhone's name had changed. It used to be called "iPhone" and now it's called "T".

    I am wondering how the thief had the ability to rename the phone. Does it mean that the thief had the passcode (there is one suspect that we know has the passcode) or are there hacking tools out there that could enable the thief to rename the phone without having access to the phone's passcode or the Apple ID/password?

    First time posting here, I apologize if I didn't provide all the necessary info. I will provide more info as needed.

    Thank you for your help in advance.

  2. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    You can erase any phone...don't put too much thought to this.
  3. 0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    Can't be erased without the passcode as OP stated. He is asking if there is a way to bypass that, which there isn't as far as I know.
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    He can erase it remotely. This will lock the phone making it unusable for the thief unless he has the Apple id and password. And the OP can always change the password.
  5. KeanosMagicHat, Jun 29, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2017

    KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012

    I know who stole your Dad's phone.

    It was Donald Trump . . .

    PS - I hope you get to the bottom of it all - good luck.

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