Save this answer. Show activity on this post. If a law enforcement officer contacts Apple, as long as they have the serial number of the device, Apple can and will upon law enforcement request permanently brick the device and render it permanently useless through software.
Can Apple block a stolen iPhone?
Mark as Lost
When you mark your device as lost, it will be locked remotely with a passcode, keeping your information secure. This will also disable Apple Pay on the missing device. And you can display a custom message with your contact information on the missing device.
Can Apple lock stolen devices?
Lost Mode also locks your device so that thieves can’t access your personal information. In addition, Apple technicians won’t perform certain services unless you provide proof of purchase. The policies are designed to reduce the number of stolen iPhones brought to Apple for repair.
Can Apple disable stolen products?
Apple does absolutely nothing when it comes to stolen devices. They will not flag them, they will not block them and they will continue to provide tech and even AppleCare warranty support for them.
Can Apple block an IMEI?
Apple doesn’t blacklist iPhones due to their policy of not handling stolen devices. It’s up to phone carriers, such as AT&T or Verizon, to report stolen or lost phones. The iPhone’s IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity) allows phone carriers to identify the phone.
Can Apple lock a stolen iPhone with IMEI number?
You cannot lock or track a device with its IMEI number.
What can thieves do with stolen iPhone?
They will try to wipe out the data including photos, videos, documents, audios, etc. from stolen iPhones for resale. Thieves know several techniques to erase everything from the stolen phone. Plus, thieves are also capable of tricking the buyer that stolen iPhone is clean and unlocked.
Are stolen iphones usable?
Many people wonder if their phones can be used if they get stolen. People set multiple security levels and passcodes on their phones to protect their data in case a device gets stolen. However, if you find an iPhone and wish to use it but cannot bypass the security levels then you can still use the device.
Can police recover a stolen iPhone?
While the police may not always help, the more information you have, the more likely police are to recover the phone for you.