With iOS 7, apple is REALLY cracking down on stolen iPhones aren't they?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by tymaster50, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    Find my iPhone
    passcode lock
    activation lock
    remote wipe
    and a supposed fingerprint sensor

    not to forget the stolen phone database. Glad to see they're doing something, why did they get rid of the activation lock settings anyway? How do i turn it off?
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68020

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  3. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Just turn off Find My iPhone
     
  4. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    so do I have to turn off find my iPhone or delete my iCloud account? Not like I'll be selling this phone....maybe.
     
  5. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    Turn off find my iphone. Activation lock is meant to work during "lost mode" iphone status which I assume is a find my iphone feature that is activated by a user.
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I mean you can delete the account if you wanted, but Find My iPhone will get rid of the activation lock.
     
  7. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Activation Lock simply prevents anyone but the registered owner from activating iOS devices. It is always working and can not be turned on remotely after the phone is lost. It turns on when Find My iPhone is turned on and is then permanent until deactivated and reactivated by a new owner.
     
  8. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha thanks for clarifying.
     
  9. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

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    It's a ****ing nightmare though, I had to restore my phone yesterday and Find My iPhone would turn off an I was stuck with a blank phone and then it got stuck activating because I just restored it in DFU so I had to wait until Apple sorted their activation **** out
     
  10. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    You would have had the same problem with iPhone OS 1.0

    You can't use an iPhone until it's activated by Apple.
     
  11. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

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    I mean my iCloud registration
     
  12. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

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    Guess I need to hurry up and sell them while I can.
     

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