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By default, no, there is no way for them to know the device is being viewed through Find my iPhone. However, your son could enable Status Bar Icon so that the device shows the location services icon in the status bar when the location tracking is active. Settings → Privacy → Location Services → Find my iPhone → Status Bar Icon This ...


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No, you won't be able to. It tells you that on icloud.com, before wiping your iPhone:


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Remote-Lock the phone so they can't use it. Visit your local police.


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It is secure to keep it linked to her iCloud. It will remain Activation Locked, which makes it unusable. The data is not at risk because you've deleted it from the device, remotely. If this had not been done and Lost Mode was activated, you could have located the device. Removing it from iCloud will, enable the thief to use it. If there are no backups, ...


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When your computer gets locked this way, you need to hold down the option key while booting in order to get access to your computer. You will select the drive it is on and then enter a password to unlock it. In the case where that doesn't allow you to fix the issue, you may have an issue with your hard drive. When the folder picture appears in the way it ...


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It sounds like whoever has your phone hasn't bothered (most likely doesn't know how to) to change the Apple ID and has entered their own contacts in. You should take this information to the police. Then check if there's a contact labelled "Mum", call the persons mother and tell them that their child is a thief :-) Best of luck!


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Here's what Apple says: Because of how Find My Mac works, you must deselect the box next to Find My Mac in the OS X System Preferences > iCloud pane to remove your device from your iCloud Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac device list. One of the ways this persistence is implemented is by writing a Find My Mac token to NVRAM, the persistent ...


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If you have physical access to the device, to into the iCloud settings and turn off "Find My iPhone". If you don't, You can remove devices from iCloud.com, provided iCloud can't find them. Go to the "Find My iPhone" section on iCloud.com. Click the device to select it, then click the circled "X" on the right. This removes the device from Find My iPhone. ...


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There is no native Find my iPhone OS X app. You mention that you have downloaded the app using iTunes, in which case you have downloaded the iOS app. The app will show in iTunes and will only be available on iOS devices. To access Find my iPhone on OS X, you need to go to iCloud.com.


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You can restore your device by putting it in Recovery Mode first. This will restore your device regardless of settings on the device, including Find my iPhone. Turn your device off. Hold Home as you connect the USB cable until you see the following screen: You should see the following message in iTunes: iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. ...


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You can remotely remove the phone from your account using the iCloud website. Apple has a page with instructions on how to remove your device from Find My iPhone.


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No, Find My iPhone will not continue to work if Location Services is disabled. However, if you enable lost mode, it will automatically enable Location Services. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201357 In iOS 7, if you turn off Location Services and use Find My iPhone Lost Mode, Location Services will be re-enabled on the device as long as the ...


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It will remain pending until it connects to the Internet. It is recommended to change your Apple ID and other affected passwords, although if connected to Internet, the device should enforce the Lost Mode and protect your content. If the person who has your phone has prevented it to connect prior to you having set up the Lost Mode information present on ...


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With the phone off there is no way to locate it from remote. And to be honest, a few days embedded in snow will not only kill the remaining charge in the phone but also the electronics itself (water will slowly get in).


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The device can't be removed from Find my iPhone by resetting it. Furthermore, you can and probably should set the device to lost mode if you want to put a PIN on it and lock the device with a helpful message to contact you for the eventual return of the device. If you really just want the device wiped, then you can erase it, knowing that still it will show ...


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Before iOS 7 this was not possible or feasible since iTunes would restore an image of the OS that would be free from any locking. Now there is Activation Lock which neatly pre-empts any attempt to remove the Find My iPhone feature of iCloud. Effectively, with Find my iPhone, your device is effectively locked to your Apple ID. For iOS 7 and later - enable ...


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Regarding the flagged serial number, I had this done for a client but nothing ever came of it, so either it wasn't ever activated or there is no official procedure for our country. On a side note regarding tracking down a physical address. If your iPad is set to check email accounts such as google or your own hosted mail. As soon as it's online it'll put ...


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The first thing you should do is report it, having the serial number by hand (you can find it on the original box). While the procedure of handling stolen goods might be different in other countries, it's not unlikely police bumps into a batch of stolen goods and will try to get these back to the rightful owners. As for tracking, if you had a Gmail account ...


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While the phone is locked with a passcode, the only way someone could find the device's identity is to use a paperclip to remove the SIM tray. There the serial number and IMEI are printed on the tray. Also the ICCID (your SIM number) may be visible as well. At that point, the finder could potentially reach out to Apple and/or your carrier that both ...


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Yes - triggering a location update does use more battery than if the phone were simply idle and chatting from time to time with cell towers to be ready to receive a notification, email or phone call. No - the high power location drain when you have a GPS mapping program running in the foreground isn't what happens when you use the web site to request one ...


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If the computer has been wiped by the thief, Find my [Mac] may not work for it, and it will likely continue to show offline. There is nothing that can be done at that point in tracking the computer. As pointed out by @Gerry (thanks Gerry), if you wipe your Mac out using Find my [Mac], it may still show up, unlike iOS devices. This is because a Find My ...


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To restore a device using iTunes, iTunes itself requires an internet connection. Furthermore, the status of Find My iPhone is obtained from the device as well as Apple's servers—iTunes knows if the device you're attempting to restore has Find My iPhone enabled and will prevent the device from being restored. The only way to restore a device with Find My ...


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Lost mode combined with iOS 7 is extremely useful. The device needs to connect to the Internet to be re activated after wiped, at which point it will enter lost mode and refuse to work again without your password for Apple ID. Be sure to not remove that device from your account since that makes the device worthless to sell, pawn or try to use by the thief ...


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There is no immediate indication on the device that it is currently being tracked, only that GPS is in use by something. Invoking the GPS will cause the location services arrow to appear in the top bar. The catch is that going into the settings, General -> Privacy, the user can tell what. If FMI is being used currently, the arrow in its box will be purple, ...


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No, he will not notice tracking. Phone will alert only if you press "Play sound on iPhone".


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Lost mode does not remove either activation lock (good for you, bad for resale or thieves) nor wi-fi saved credentials or cellular data. The finder can ensure the device never connects to a network but they also can't use it under those circumstances for anything but trying to brute force the passcode and read the data offline. If they reset the device / ...


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Try setting the iPad in recovery mode: connect the iPad to your computer turn it completely off press the power button (top button) for three (3) seconds without letting go of the power button, press the Home button keep them pressed for ten (10) seconds after the ten seconds, let go of the power button without letting go of the Home button keep pressing ...


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Log into the Find My iPhone part of the iCloud website. Select your device from the drop-down list at the top of the screen. Click on "Remove from Account". This should remove your account from the device and enable the new owner to use it.


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When the device is erased, you should receive an email notification informing you that the device has successfully been erased. This is regardless of whether the device was online or offline when you clicked Erase, since the next time the device is online the device will be erased and an email will be sent. If your device is online, the remote erase ...


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Perhaps it's out of cellular reception (or has had the SIM card removed) but has an active data connection through WiFi.



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