My iphone was stolen yesterday, and yet it appears turned off and offline. I got into icloud to find my iphone but nothing. Someone told me that I had to turn on find my device in my device so I can find it in case its lost. Could I ever locate this phone as it is right now, with the find my device off?

  • Do you mean that you never enabled Find my iPhone, from the phone itself, before it was lost? support.apple.com/HT205362
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 7 '18 at 12:12
  • Yes I never enabled it.
    – Minooos
    Oct 7 '18 at 13:03
  • Then you have no way to locate it.
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 7 '18 at 13:21

If someone turns it on, the phone will connect to data automatically. Then you can see it on icloud.


iPhones connect to cellular automatically when they are powered on.

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