Using iPhone for years, you may have stored various types of personal data and information on the device, like precious photos, important contacts, text messages, and even passwords.
It would be a terrible loss if your iPhone was lost or stolen. Thus, you might wonder how to track or locate a lost or stolen iPhone to get it back as soon as possible. It is well known that there is a feature of the iPhone, called Find My iPhone, which helps us locate and track the iPhone. But sometimes it could happen that you had not turned on this feature before losing your iPhone. Bonus Tip : When your iPhone is stolen or lost, you may care more about your data on the iPhone than the device itself.
In this case, we recommend Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery to help you restore your contacts, photos , text messages, and many other data from your iTunes backup or iCloud backup to the computer. Before proceeding further, you should know what the IMEI number is. IMEI plays a vital role in the security system of mobile devices. Once it is blacklisted from any GSM network, your iPhone cannot be used again with that network and sometimes other networks in the specific country, even if the SIM is changed. In this way, you can keep your information and data safe even you cannot find it.
In the last part, you have learned what the IMEI number is. Now here comes the question — how to find it?
As mentioned before, you can see the IMEI number behind the battery of your device. But what if you have lost your iPhone? You can try the following three ways. Usually, the IMEI number of your iPhone will be listed over the bar code label on its original packaging box. Go to the website: appleid.
We watched as I was being robbed by 3 people without knowing it. When I tried to phone my phone, the voice mail came up. I also used the app find my phone, but to no avail. I knew they had taken the simcard out. I am on a cellc contract and the blocked the phone and gave me a new simcard. What worries me the most is that I received an email from from Find My Phone saying: with find my iPhone disabled, this device can no longer be located, placed in lost mode or remotely erased using icloud.
In addition your apple Id password will no longer be required for someone ro erase, reactivate and use your iphone. HOW is this pissible? Yoday I viseted the Istore at Clearwater Mall and the thechnician told me that the thief possibly hacked my phone and got my password. CAN this be? Can someone help me? I am sure the Istore could have helped me. I do not have a password when I want to use my phone but do have an apple ID.
Please let me know if there is something I can do. I live in South Africa and the crime is rife. I am not sure if the police will help me, as this is petty crime. Also, how true if my lost iPhone can be jailbreaked?
Is there a way I will find out if they disk this? Hope my email will be notified if you will leave a message? My phone got stolen iPhone 6 Plus and was able to track it through find my iPhone but unable to go inside the factory located because it was night and we couldn't enter it and talk to their management. So the thief was able to get out the factory without us knowing. So it was like 2x went back to that location. So I suggest to be more careful and plan thoroughly when retrieving ur phone so not to be fooled around there specially if those people near that place might be their allies.
Anyway, the phone s now offline so the only one appeared in find my iPhone is the last trace and the time it was there. So we tried looking in the last trace and check cctv unfortunately it was hard to analyze because the mall only shows the part that it was open.. Anyway we have a suspect in the cctv but can't be certain because the cctv is blurred. So unfortunately I wasn't able to retrieve my phone.
I already locked my previous SIM card.. I wish to get some of my important contacts there.. Is it safe? And can I still track it?
So I have same iCloud with my lost phone? I lost my iPhone 6 on 28 June I activated the Lost Iphone mode and posted a message with my phone number. The phone had been found across the borders, km away from home where I lost it!!!!
Been keeping track of it using my ipad. If you have sensitive data on your phone you also may want to set this up, although this will mean Find my iPhone app will also be deleted so you will not get the phone back, however no one will get access to any of your data either. Once again, you'll obviously need to write it down laboriously by hand, and again, it's written very small. I will look forward a reply from you. Dev Center. October 25, All Rights Reserved.
This person claimed that she has found my phone and had gotten my number from the message! I got my phone back a few days ago from the person and had verified that it really is my phone as it recognised my Apple ID. I still has not set up the phone as I am still hoping that there is a way to recover the photos and data.. The phone was not backup before it was lost for a long period of time Can anyone here help me????
Hi, I have lost my phone and I don't know how to find it.
I have I cloud also but I was out for the night and i'm not how to trace it since it doesn't have battery. I didnt even put a password there. Im scared if tyje stealer would go and look at my personal stuffs and call who and text who and give money.
How can i find it. I look at the cctv. Hi Ismail, You probably won't be able to find the phone if you weren't using iCloud, you'll need the "Find my Phone" service activated as part of iCloud in order to do so. It would also have meant that your phone would be locked to anyone trying to restore it, but seeing as you've said iCloud wasn't enabled on the phone then it will probably have been reset to factory by now.
You must have used some sort of Apple ID for the phone to work at all, so I suggest you login at iCloud. In order to block the phone and make it useless to a thief you'll need to contact your carrier network and ask them to block the phone. You may need the IMEI for this, or your phone company may already have a record or, if you still have the phone box or receipt it will be printed on it. When you get a new iPhone make sure you enable iCloud and Find my iPhone! Good luck, Tim. I have lost my iphone 5 while riding i have not logged in to icloud and i have not turned oned Find my phone nw how to track??
I tried to look at the "activation Lock status" and it says it's off. Although i have my passcode and apple ID signed in there, Is there any chance that they can use my phone and all my data are still there? Are you sure you didn't activate it? I'm pretty certain Find My Phone is enabled by default when you login to iCloud, so if you were using iCloud then there's a good chance you have enabled tracking too.
Have you tried logging in at iCloud. If you find it I suggest you approach law enforcement with this information. Failing that, contact your carrier and get the IMEI blacklisted.
The phone will be added to stolen database, and many carriers will refuse service. Even if the perpetrators can get around Apple's protections, the phone will be virtually useless without being able to reliably access the cellular network. I have my name and number on the back of the phone and whoever found it could have called me.
I went to the place and pasted messages for a reward if my phone is returned but no calls after two days. Now "Find my Phone" shows it offline. Meanwhile, the iphone6 I ordered to replace it just arrived. My questions are: 1. If I activate my new phone for the same phone number but still leaving my old phone in "Lost Mode", will "Find my phone" continue keeping track of the old phone?
Been keeping track of it using my ipad. Will activating my new phone make my old phone become usable to whoever has it? It has IO7. I would appreciate any comments. I would appreciate hearing from anyone. Sorry to hear that some scumbag walked off with your phone, that sucks. In terms of your questions:. For as long as your old phone remains locked to your iCloud account according to Apple that's a permanent fixture until you remove it, which requires your password then it will continue to be tracked.
That is how it's supposed to work. There are a few black market methods used by thieves to try and circumvent this, but I'm not sure if they actually work or not. So you should definitely activate your new phone, it will show up as " 's iPhone 6". Your old phone will continue to be tracked for as long as it has battery and a connection to the Internet.
Is there a way to lock or wipe out all the info if there was no password OR find my iPad? It was stolen without a password and has since been blacklisted however, I have been so nervous thinking about what personal info may have been in it. This has been a VERY valuable lesson for my husband but in the meantime, can anything else be done other than blacklist? My iphone was Stolen in delhi and find my iphone is on and icloud show my phone is offline, i do the police complaint but there is also no response and 11 EMI is pending i am felling very guilty because police can't find my cell phone and "Find My Iphone" is show you device is offline if any other way please help me..
I have lodged a complaint in the police station. Help me :. And bam!!!! Thank you for sharing Jane, I absolutely love a story like that. It's great that law enforcement are embracing the technology put in place by manufacturers. I was at dairy queen just a couple days ago and had my iphone sitting on the table by all my stuff and when I came back to sit down with my food my iphone was gone I installed find my iphone but it keeps saying its offline so I think I can say my iphone is gone.
About a year and a half ago my iphone was stolen in a casino while visiting Reno, NV. Later that evening I was reading on my ipad about ways to possibly retrieve it. I installed Find My iPhone at that time.
My phone turned up on a map showing it to be across town. I sent a msg including their own address and asked them to return it to the casino security or I would turn over their address to the police. The next day I once again looked at the map. This time it showed my phone at the casino!
Thank you Find My iPhone! Three years ago my husband accidently left his iPod in his car when he went to work. He forgot to charge it the night before and was charging it with his car charger. He works as a manager at a local cheese factory and didn't think it was necessary to lock his car in the secured parking lot. He realized at lunchtime when he usually plays a video game or two that it was gone and remembered leaving it plugged into the car.
It was gone as was the charging cord. He tried all of the usual ways to retrieve it to no avail.