iPhone Shutdown Block

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  1. bushe

    bushe New Member

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    Hello, I recently had my iphone stolen and thanks to having mobile me and a few death threats I was able to get it back. What happened was at a party someone swiped my phone and turned it off so I wasn't able to locate it at first. So after getting my iPhone back I cam up with an idea and hopeing that it might already exist.

    A Shutdown block so the phone can be tracked when stolen.

    -Some kind of special combination that has to be done to the phone before it will allow a shutdown.

    -Maybe even a fake shutwdown so the person thinks its shutdown

    are there any apps like this. I know cylay has a prevent shutdown but only if it is reported stolen on the cylay site. Thanks for the help.
  2. rrroach

    rrroach Well-Known Member

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    Great idea, but I don't have a clue :\
  3. Bajingo Lingo

    Bajingo Lingo New Member

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    Thats a great idea, having the device asking you to put in the password before shutting it down would be great.
  4. Maddenpatriots9

    Maddenpatriots9 Banned

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    Well Im sure you should send this request to saurik
  5. nickswitz

    nickswitz New Member

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    Don't even send it to saurik, I mean you can, but send the request into Apple, this seems like a brilliant idea.
  6. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Asking for a passcode before shutting down it a brilliant idea. Great if your tethered. And some one comes along and turns it off.
  7. ripply

    ripply Active Member

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    That is a great idea. Or maybe something which disables the power button.
  8. Intense

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    However if your low on battery (because the night before you forgot to charge it) and it dies in the pocession of someone else they wouldn't even be able to charge it if they dont have a iDevice.

    But i love your shutdown idea.
  9. Maddenpatriots9

    Maddenpatriots9 Banned

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    True true, I doubt Apple will give you that feature in the next firmware update or next generation or model. But someone is bound to create this app just speak and get this idea around the web Best Regards Maddenpatriots9

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