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does iCloud (find my phone) work on "suspended" phone?


My phone has been stolen. I am about to "suspend" my account but before I do can I still find it on iCloud after I do this? The phone has been turned off since it was stolen so iCloud still has not located it. Its an iPhone 5

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iCloud uses the data connection on the phone to have it send back its location. If the service is suspended, the only way to communicate with the phone would be if it is connected to wifi.
Ok, thank you Timo. That is helpful to know.
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If the user has factory restored it, which is still possible even with a lock, you won't be able to find your phone. I'm going to guess by now it's long gone... Good luck though!
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Ahmad wrote:

If the user has factory restored it, which is still possible even with a lock, you won't be able ...

Actually, on ios 7 you cannot erase a phone until you turn off find my iphone. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5818
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Ahmad wrote:

If the user has factory restored it, which is still possible even with a lock, you won't be able ...

Woah, that's awesome to hear! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Ahmad wrote:

If the user has factory restored it, which is still possible even with a lock, you won't be able ...

But you could, with some knowledge, hard reset it. Just hope the phone connects to the internet some day. If it hasn't for a month, this means he has the knowledge to hard reset the phone.
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Ahmad wrote:

If the user has factory restored it, which is still possible even with a lock, you won't be able ...

Unless you're jailbreaking it, a hard reset of a locked iphone is done via itunes. That functionality is disabled on ios 7 until you sign out of find my iphone.
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Ahmad wrote:

If the user has factory restored it, which is still possible even with a lock, you won't be able ...

I've yet to hear of a workaround in iOS 7 that lets you reset the phone without confirming your Apple ID password. Nothing is technically impossible, but it's very improbable.

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