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If I erase my iPhone remotely, what happens to my iCloud backup?

My iPhone 5s just got stolen and I did all the proper procedures (activated lost my iPhone on icloud.com and cancelled my data with my carrier). Am I, by any chance, in risk of erasing my phone ...
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Can't turn off Find my Iphone with old apple id password in order to delete account from my iphone

I'm trying to change the Apple ID on my iPhone 4 to match my iCloud one (already changed Apple ID here) but it keeps asking me for the password linked to the old ID to turn off find my iphone (...
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iPhone broken home and power button, cannot restore

I have an iPhone that I am looking to factory restore, on which the home button and power button are non responsive. I cannot force it to reset using them. It also has Find My iPhone enabled which ...
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Can't get into my phone after erasing it through iCloud

I forgot my restrictions passcode so I looked at some websites and forums who told me to erase my iPhone from iCloud and to backup my iPhone. I did this but unfortunately, now my iPhone is in lost ...
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Does find my iPhone store history

I know the location of my iPhone. However, I want to know the history of where the iPhone has been. My iPhone is stolen. I turned off the sim card. Which was a big mistake. Now I can no longer track ...
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How to delete Macbook from Find My iPhone without erasing data?

I have an iCloud account and there are my phone and a macbook which not belongs to me. I removed it from Apple ID and settings in iCloud, but it is still in Find my iPhone. I only able to erase this ...
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If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work?

If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work? I turned off Location Services, but iOS 8.3 is allowing me to leave Find My iPad turned on. The message underneath says though: ...
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Can I find my stolen iPhone if someone reset it and uses different AppleID?

I recently bought an iPhone iOS 9.2.1. I am worried, if someone stole it, reset it and uses different AppleID, can I find it?
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How accurate is the location detection on the iPhone's Find My iPhone app

How accurate is the GPS on the iPhone's Find My iPhone app? I used Find My iPhone app to track a friend. The first 3 stops were dead on but when it refreshed it showed them to be several streets over ...
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Find iPhone on friends iPod [duplicate]

My friend gave me his iPod Touch before he moved. I no longer have any contact with him. He has Find iPhone turned on and I don't know his information. Is there any way to get around this without ...
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Cannot find my phone on “Find My Iphone”

Someone stole my iphone 6s a few days back. It's locked with a passcode though. I immediately accessed "find my iphone" to activate lost mode and play sound. Later in the day, i tried entering the ...
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Removing a lost iPhone from find my iphone/apple id

My iPhone was stolen back in february, since than it was on pending lost mode... by now I realized I will not see it again so I removed it from my apple id and from find my iPhone, now I saw that the ...
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Lost MacBook's last detected location

I received notification that Find iPhone's remote erase had been started on my lost MacBook on a specific time. I suppose someone brought it online, Apple detected it and initialized the remote wipe ...
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Stolen iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.1.6 - Will the thief be able to factory reset it and render my Find My iPhone useless?

My iPhone 3GS was stolen yesterday. Its battery was dying so I wasn't able to track it in time after I found out. Will the thief be able to factory reset the phone using iTunes or other means? I have ...
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How do I link my sons phone back in Find My iPhone

Son lost his phone so I went to Find My iPhone. I locked his phone then accidentally removed it from Find My iPhone. How can I link it back?
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234 views

iCloud locate last tracked position?

I've lost my iPhone, and its power has run out. Is it possible to use iCloud to locate where it was last detected?
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Lost iPhone not connected to Find My iPhone!

Lost my iPhone and it wasn't connected to Find My iPhone, how can I find it?
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How to activate lost mode on iCloud for iPhone that cannot be located?

I lost my phone in a taxi just after landing at an airport. My phone was in airplane mode and I cannot locate it with iCloud. On iCloud help pages, it says I can turn on the lost mode. I tried: ...
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Does Find My iPhone upload its location when connected to iTunes via USB?

If Find My iPhone is active for my iPhone, will it upload its location if the iPhone is connected to an Internet-connected PC or Mac using a USB cable? Normally I would imagine it would ask for a ...
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How should I go about tracking down my stolen iPhone 6 using Find My iPhone?

I have used Find My iPhone to track down my iPhone 6. It's running iOS 8 and the iCloud web app shows that someone has travelled a fair distance with it. How should I go about protecting access to ...
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Does Find My iPhone send a notification when being reset?

If I use Find My iPhone to reset my phone, will it give a notification that it's being reset? Someone has my phone and they will eventually get my passcode and I NEED to reset it so they dont see ...
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Why can't i access Find my iPhone?

My iPhone was stolen and I can't access Find My iPhone, it says my password or Apple ID are incorrect but they are correct.
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iPhone lost and erased for no reason

I've had my iPhone for 2 years, and this has never happened before. I turned airplane mode off and my phone screen turned white with the apple logo and had a loading bar underneath it. Once it ...
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Does iPad lost screen show received notifications?

I already received an email notification and it showed up on an iPad lock screen. I wonder if it still show on screen of that iPad when i use lost mode on it.
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Phone activation problems

Ok I got this Iphone4 and it s already got a apple ID and it wont let me sign in for my apple ID so im waiting to see what happened.
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Got a question re find my iPhone

Does the notification email come through as soon as the device is found or can there be a delay? I ask this because I had an email come through at 9am but the pic was saying device was found 8 hours ...
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iPhone 6 was stolen

My iPhone 6 was stolen. Used find my iPhone app and put it into lost mode on my iPad. Got a text from Find my iPhone app stating it was located. But now I don't see it in the find my iPhone app ...
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Someone else tracking my iPhone [duplicate]

I recently misplaced my iPhone and someone used their phone to find it by using the Find my iPhone app. I'm pretty sure he doesn't know my password, so I'm not sure how he managed to search for my ...
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How can I know if my iPhone had been erased?

My iPhone was lost 3 months ago and I have decided to erase my iPhone since then but until now I don't know if it erased or not. I'm still afraid that the thief may have access to my private stuff. ...
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Resetting a bought used iPad 2 [duplicate]

I'm buying a used iPad 2 through Craigslist. He has lost his iCloud account info for that iPad 2. If he does a factory reset on the iPad 2 and I bought it after reset, would it be possible during set ...
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I've found an icloud locked iPhone, how can I return it to the owner?

A friend of mine found an iPhone 6 in a festival but she didn't have a way to charge the phone for a couple weeks. She is a maid here in Brazil and didn't have the proper charger neither knew how to ...
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How to use “Find My Phone” beeping feature (not location sharing) with a different Apple ID

My girlfriend and I both have iDevices. We each have our own Apple ID. Every once in a while one of us misplaces a device... you know the drill, "Honey, could you call my phone for me?" And then it ...
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My iPhone was stolen [closed]

My iPhone6 was stolen and the thief was Erased my id from Icloud In my country I do not get police help How can I track her position Or it back together
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Can I erase a missing device to iCloud after removing it from My Devices?

I had to return a dead iPhone to my phone carrier, so I needed to 1) erase the phone, and 2) remove it from the Find My iPhone app on my iCloud account. The phone is still in my possession for a day ...
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Understanding the lost mode “Find my iPhone” [closed]

So today my iPhone 6 got stolen, it has been off-line since then (10 hours ago), I have turned lost mode in "Find my iPhone". I had a password (not the 4 digit BS) on the iPhone before... What are ...
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Stay signed in to Find My iPhone, when the iCloud account is different

On my iPhone 6 I use Find My iPhone pretty often to find my iPhone 5s. iPhone 6 used to be on the same iCloud account as iPhone 5s, but I switched it to its own account. Since then, I now I have to ...
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Does factory reset notify me of device removal on Find My iPhone?

I have just got my iPhone stolen today. I live in fairly safe neighborhood but I got unlucky. Now, I have searched this question on internet for a fair amount of time now. Making a rookie mistake, I ...
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Find My iPhone shows device as 'Offline'

My mom tried to track my iPhone 5 using Find My iPhone. My location services were turned on and everything was working properly. Then it said between a certain time that my iPhone was 'offline'. She ...
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How do I change a device name from the iCloud web site?

My family has several iPhones listed under the "Find my iPhone" section of the iCloud web site. Unfortunately, they all have the same name "'s iPhone". Two of the phones are older models and have ...
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Can I force an iPhone to temporarily use cellular data to update its location on “Find my iPhone”?

My kid disables data to save battery life and data data charges. Can I somehow force the "Find my iPhone" app to connect every 30 mins and update its location and then disable data again?
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iPhone 5s, lost Saturday, asking a question about stolen phones that I don't think anyone is asking

Details had it at restaurant lunch, may have had it at my only stop on way home (ice cream counter), after being home 30 minutes looked in car & didn't see it. Called it, straight to voicemail. ...
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find my iphone application

My find my iphone was being used, not by myself. It could be my ex. Is there a way to see where that person used the find my iphone to figure out where i am? Maybe narrow it down to a certain State ...
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Restore data in iPhone

I accidentally went into my phone and deleted my phone from Find My iPhone, I was surprised to see that all my photos and contacts and app were deleted, I want to restore my old data back, how can I ...
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Don't have “Find my iPhone” password and can't do anything? [duplicate]

I Recently bought an second-hand iPad 3 with iOS 7 or 8 installed (I Actually don't know wich one, cause they are pretty same to each other) with an activated "Find my iPhone". So, I Tried to access ...
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Disable iCloud after changing Apple ID email address

I previously had my Apple ID set up with the email address old@a.com, and I enabled iCloud and Find my iPad on my iPad with this Apple ID. Then, at some point later, I changed the email address on my ...
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How can my iPhone status change to online if it was locked when stolen

My iPhone 6s was stolen a few days ago, however because I was running out of data I switched off my mobile data earlier. When I got home I tried to track my phone and lock it using Find My Phone, ...
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Is it a scam or worth to track iphone using IMEI? [closed]

I have googled for tracking of an iPhone I found iphonetrace , They provide tracking report on the basis of serial number or IMEI number I just want to know it is really a worth or a scam It is paid ...
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Recovering Lost Mode then Deletion from Find my Iphone

I have 2 iphones and today I had an experiment; from Find my Iphone App I have turned on lost mode in one of my phones and then I've erased it. Now I see "This iPhone has been lost. Please call me. ...
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How can I un-erase my iphone from iCloud

My iPhone was stolen and I made the mistake of choosing erase my iPhone in iCloud. Is there any way to un-erase my iPhone from iCloud? If not, is there any way to track my phone??
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Help! How do I locate a missing iPhone?

My brother's phone got stolen. I tried locating it with "Find My iPhone" but the app doesn't show up so I guess it's not installed on his device. I don't think we ever connected his device to iTunes. ...