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?

Well, simple…

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.

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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. =)

Posted on October 3, 2014, in Life Lessons, Teach and Learn. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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