wanted - passcode locked iphone give contact info

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    So I'm hoping for a new feature in 4.0.

    How many times have people posted on here asking "I found a passlocked iphone. how can I figure out who it belongs to?"

    I passcode lock my iphone so if I lose it people can't access private info, but what if the good samaritan legitimately wants to return it? There's not really any way to do that. Yes I know there are apps that let you set you wallpaper to show your contact info, but what if I don't want that displayed on my iphone 24/7.

    I think there should be a button that you can click on the passcode screen that takes you to the owners contact info. The user can control if they want to put email, alternate phone #, address, place of work, or whatever. Maybe you can even directly call that alternate phone # from the lost iphone.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You can call the phone. If the person is willing to return it they will answer it and make arrangements to help you get it back.
  3. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    Voice dialing on the phone still works.

    I have always thought If I found a lost iPhone with a passcode, I would attempt to voice dial "home" or "mom" & so on.

    Or even better call your self so you atleast know the number of the lost iPhone. And work from there.

    It seems like you could take the lost iPhone to the At&t store and they should know how to get the iPhone back to the owner, if it's not an unlocked phone.

    I pesronally used the "if lost" app.

    It has my phone # and email address on the home screen. I know it's ugly, but its worth it. If someone is actually nice and wants to return the phone they have my home # to call.
  4. likegadgets macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I have a label on all my devices (phone(s), iPod, Macbook) that says "If found, Please call XXX-XXX-XXXX. It has been invaluable a couple of times.
  5. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    All anybody has to do that truly wants to be of service is return the phone to AT&T. They can read the IMEI # and get it back to it's owner.
  6. emilreevehowe, Feb 7, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011

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