phileas

If I lost my iPhone 5 but got it blocked from my supplier would anyone still be able to unblock it And go through the phones content ie messages, pictures ,wattsapp,Facebook etc

Most Useful Answer TJ Skywasher  Aug. 29, 2014 at 21:36

My advice would be to setup Find my iPhone and then you won't have to worry about blocking it if it's lost or stolen. You'd be able to track the phones location and get the police involved if necessary. You can also send a message to the phone to ask whoever has it to contact you to hand it over, you can send a sound alert to the phone and you can remote lock the phone. So if you don't have a passcode enabled then you can enable one remotely so that no one can access your phone. If all else fails then you can remote wipe your phone, but this will wipe everything from it including your iCloud account meaning you'll lose the ability to track it, etc.

As long as you have Find my iPhone turned on then no one else can wipe the device or do anything with it unless they know your iCloud credentials. So I'd recommend using that as a first line of defence against losing your phone or having it stolen rather than simply relying on your network to block it. To be honest blocking a phone in this day and age is a bit antiquated with all of the modern tools phone manufacturers provide for us to locate and retrieve them.

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phileas  Aug. 29, 2014 at 16:25

Anyone know ???

TJ Skywasher  Aug. 29, 2014 at 21:36

My advice would be to setup Find my iPhone and then you won't have to worry about blocking it if it's lost or stolen. You'd be able to track the phones location and get the police involved if necessary. You can also send a message to the phone to ask whoever has it to contact you to hand it over, you can send a sound alert to the phone and you can remote lock the phone. So if you don't have a passcode enabled then you can enable one remotely so that no one can access your phone. If all else fails then you can remote wipe your phone, but this will wipe everything from it including your iCloud account meaning you'll lose the ability to track it, etc.

As long as you have Find my iPhone turned on then no one else can wipe the device or do anything with it unless they know your iCloud credentials. So I'd recommend using that as a first line of defence against losing your phone or having it stolen rather than simply relying on your network to block it. To be honest blocking a phone in this day and age is a bit antiquated with all of the modern tools phone manufacturers provide for us to locate and retrieve them.

phileas  Sep. 6, 2014 at 07:36

Thank you for your response.i did have find my phone on but it just says the phone is offline possibly because I got it blocked from my supplier straight away.i was just wondering though now that is is blocked and I also have a pass code on it would anyone still be able to view and retrieve the content on it from my apps such as watts app and also my photos and notes on the phone

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 8, 2014 at 13:53

Very unlikely anyone would bother. It's possible, but very difficult to get around phone security.

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