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Do iPhones have GPS? Can they be tracked?

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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
So i was jumped last night, 2 guys with baseball bats were waiting for me when i headed out to work. They took all my cash and also my iPhone 4. I have since had the phone and sim blocked but am wondering if there would be any way to track the phone?

Thanks in advance
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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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[mod]#1
Did you sign up to the tracking service via MobileMe? It was free after a little while.

Some people are just utter scumbags.
banned#2
Any phone can be tracked
#3
Hope you're alright

Too late for you but you needed to activate this free feature while you still had it... http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/find-my-iphone.html
#4
Thanks for the link, il make sure i get that when i get my new phone!

Im ok, hit round the head twice and they made my left leg black and blue but luckily that was all. Thanks for the concern ^^
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cooper2085
Thanks for the link, il make sure i get that when i get my new phone!

Im ok, hit round the head twice and they made my left leg black and blue but luckily that was all. Thanks for the concern ^^


Hope you recover well. They will get what they deserve.

Edited By: magicjay1986 on Apr 30, 2011 12:31
#6
thats disgusting, some people are complete and utter scum and i hope they get what they deserve and more. did you report it? they may be on cctv and probably known to the coppers already.
#7
if you used the iphone for any online banking etc make sure you change passwords, same goes for email as they'll have access to it until you do. also if you had any sensitive info in the notes section (mate of mine actually stupid enought to keep credit card details in there (i kid you not)) then you'll need to change those as well
#8
They (the operator) can track your phone from phone masts it's using.
#9
magicjay1986
They will get what they deserve.


What, a new iPhone and some cash oO
1 Like #10
new south park was funny :)
1 Like #11
In b4 anyone want to buy an Iphone 4
#12
Surely any phone can be tracked simply by using the IMEI number? You can obtain this from your network (provided it was bought new on contract), provide this information to the police. You can have the phone cancelled permanently by contacting your network provider and telling them this.

That's all good, but it won't get your phone back unfortunately, it merely acts as a deterrent. It also doesn't prevent resale of the device on the street or via the Bay or whatever. *sigh*
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its also easy to modify the IMEI number of a phone.
most, if not all of the tracking options rely on user action before its lost/stolen.
a guy i know phoned his own phone when it was stolen pretending to be from the ISP saying that the owner of the phone had won a holiday in a competition and asked for an address to send the tickets. the stupid chav actually gave his address, he won a holiday alright, a free night stay in the local nick

Edited By: wolf359 on Apr 30, 2011 12:51
#14
Yeah i contacted Vodafone with the IMEI number and that was blocked, as was the sim card. Will they be able to access anything from the phone now? It had no sensetive information on there but did have my AOL account linked to it and alot of phone numbers.

It has been reported to the police, it was a proper job though most likely from someone who knows me and knows my job. The 2 people who jumped me were all in black and had balaclavas on and were waiting for me in my "supposedly" secure lock up facility.
#15
They'll still be able to get on the phone, just not use it with any UK network SIM card as the phone will now be blacklisted by all of them. Could still be sold abroad and that's probably where a lot of them end up.

Hope the police catch up with them, the scumbags!
#16
Backberry also have a free service called Blackberry Protect.
#17
what about find my htc?
#18

Also why were they waiting for you?


Long story, cant really say anything as its part of an ongoing police investigation.

No there was no code lock on it.
#19
in before teh insurance scam :D
#20
in before teh insurance scam


Even worse im afraid. I have no insurance to cover it.

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