Check before you buy an iPhone
Mobile phone theft has always been an issue. I remember when my phone was accidentally left in a cab and I immediately called the phone; only to have the phone switched off.(a**hole!) After numerous times of trying and using “Find my iPhone”, it came to nothing. I reported to the police. Up to today, they have not found it – it’s been 3 years.
So when the touchID came, I was very excited. And remote locking the phone helped a lot as well.
But what if you’re on the other side of the fence trying to buy a used iPhone? How would you know if you bought a locked iPhone?
Just go to https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/
Type in the serial number of the phone which can be located on the sim card slot.
Tada! You get to see the activation lock status of that phone immediately! Now if you do realise you have a stolen phone that someone’s pushing to sell to you; don’t buy it! Walk away, make a police report and have the cops search these guys and return all the stolen phones back to their previous owners! You just became a superhero. Now, pat yourself on the back and grab and ice-cream. =)