A tip for all you iPhone users

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  1. Honda

    Honda Member

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    If your device ever get stolen and you don't want the thief to mess around with it, put a sim code pin and passcode lock on it. So when the thief can't figure our your iPhone passcode, he'll decide to turn it off and take out your sim, but when he puts in your his sim, it will require the thief to enter the sim pin, and if he gets it wrong more than 3 times, it will lock automatically and he will have to call AT&T. Then AT&T will need the account info for the iPhone, but since it's stolen, he doesn't know it, so busted! And that iPhone is useless now.

    So for all you iPhone users out there, I recommend you guys to use a sim code pin to lock it from anybody trying to access your information.

    To do so, tap setting > phone > sim > your default sim is 1111 > enter that pin > then change pin > and set your new pin to something more diffcult to guess, (I got mine to 6 pins) > then when you're done, you're set and everytime you turn off your iPhone, it will require you to enter your sim pin.

    Don't forget to set your new passcode also.

    I know this may be old or whatever, but I'm just getting my message out to those NEW first time iPhone user that doesn't want their device get stolen.

    Peace out!

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    Also, you might want to get MobileMe, there's a 60 days free trial. Have fun guys.

    ***EDIT: GUYS READ MY POST BELOW***
  2. dustinlenguyen

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    Thanks for the tip. Lots of people will find this handy.

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    EDIT: Wait, would a restore bypass this?
  3. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    I never knew this.


    What happens when you restore?
  4. Fire-Coon

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    for people in the UK who bought sim free can you get o2 to block the imei on a network level like with old contract phones?
  5. Hayesy15

    Hayesy15 New Member

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    cant he just restore it then he will have ur iphone
    i wont be botherd about the information
    i dont store bank information on my phone
  6. ripply

    ripply Active Member

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    A simple dfu restore bypasses this, but then you have to worry about activating it again in itunes
  7. Honda

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    Yeah guys nvm, I just found out that if the thief takes our your sim, he can just use it again, because that only locks YOUR sim.

    But if the thief is dumb enough to enter the sim code incorrectly more than 3 times, the sim will lock and he will have to call AT&T.

    So yeah, this only helps if the thief is dumb enough to do that.
  8. Spam

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    he can still sell it to a dumb victim
  9. Honda

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    Yeah... oh well this sucks !
  10. Wizeguy

    Wizeguy New Member

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    I've already done this,it's still handy though,esp if your phone is lying about the house or work place and maybe forget about it,then no one can access it.

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