If you can’t recover the phone right away, file a report with the police in the place where the phone was stolen.
Even if the police tell you they can’t help at first, if you can get data about the location of your phone, having the report may be necessary for getting the police to help you recover it.
Can police help with lost iPhone?
Most stolen property is never recovered unfortunately. Yeah, unless the iPhone falls into police hands or you can give them evidence of its location (a home address or location, a “crowded area” will not suffice) you will probably never see it again. Report it lost to AT&T and make sure the phone is shutdown.
Can a stolen iPhone be used?
To cut down on iPhone theft, Apple implemented a tool way back in iOS 7 called Activation Lock that renders an iPhone unusable without the owner’s Apple ID or password. Your iPhone can even be wiped completely and it will still be locked down, making it almost useless to anyone but you.
How do you stop a stolen iPhone from being tracked?
Tap the “Privacy” tab, “Location Services” and then “System Settings.” Set the switch for “Location-Based iAds” to “Off.” This keeps Apple from tracking your location and serving you ads based on your current or past location. (For iOS 5 and earlier versions, Location Services is found in the Settings tab.)
Can the police track your iPhone if its off?
There are plenty of other things the police can do when it comes to surveillance, but real-time iPhone GPS tracking isn’t one of them without the user’s permission. For an iPhone’s GPS to be tracked, the person holding the phone has to tell the device to go into its emergency mode by making a 911 phone call.