How do you get your iPhone back if you’ve sold it?
In a desperate bid to get the phone back, one man is going to have to get his hands dirty.
It’s the first thing a new owner does when they sell their iPhone, and it could be the biggest challenge they face.
This week, a man from the United States bought a new iPhone 6, but he quickly discovered it was locked in the carrier’s data vault.
“I don’t want my iPhone to be in the hands of terrorists,” he said.
With the lock removed, the phone could be traced and sent to a new carrier, and potentially sent back to the owner.
The phone has been on a hold in a carrier’s Data Vault since July, but now it could easily be returned to its rightful owner, who may have had no idea it was missing.
That means if the phone is sold again, it could become a target for hackers.
If you’re one of those people, you might want to start thinking about whether you should go through with this if you want to avoid any potential trouble.
What are some things to know about the iPhone 6 lock-in?
The lock-out lasts for about three months after an owner purchases an iPhone 6 and then hands it off to another.
Apple says the lock-up is a “security measure” and that if a phone is lost in the Data Vault for more than a month, it’s locked.
So it’s a risk you shouldn’t take.
For the first two months, the lock will remain in place, but then the carrier will send the phone to a third party, where it will be locked up again.
And that’s it.
How long will it take for the phone’s data to be deleted?
When you buy an iPhone, you get a “Lock Screen” feature that will make it impossible for you to access your phone while it’s in the data vault or being held by a carrier.
But the lock does have a catch.
If you don’t remove the lock, the data will remain there, with it in the company’s hands.
There’s no way to reverse the lock if you don-t remove the data.
Who is buying iPhones?
Apple doesn’t give exact numbers for how many iPhones are sold, but it does say the number is “nearly double the volume of other major smartphone manufacturers”.
It doesn’t mention which carriers are using the iPhone Data Vault, but a source said that Verizon and AT&T had been using it since August.
Why is it important to take out your phone?
For most people, a locked phone means they can’t access their online accounts or get the updates that their friends and family need.
In fact, some people may think that this lock-down means their data is safe, but there’s a very good chance they’re not.
Data from your iPhone can be accessed by anyone, including hackers.
You can also lose your phone if you:Don’t turn it off and on for 24 hoursBefore you buy the phone.
When you remove the Lock Screen, your data is also in Verizon’s hands, but the carrier doesn’t have access to your data, or it’s only stored on a temporary basis.
When the lock is removed, your phone will return to the Data Vaults in carriers’ data centres.
You can get more information on how to get rid of your phone by visiting our mobile phone page.
What if my phone is stolen?
If your phone is in the wrong hands, you may have to call the police.
Police will usually investigate if the theft is “serious and/or imminent”, meaning someone could be involved.
An incident may be reported to the Crime Commission, which will then deal with the matter.
Then it’s up to you to get in touch with your local police force, who will have the final say on the case.
Is it worth it?
If you have any questions about getting your iPhone locked up, contact your local Crime Commission.
Or if you’re still worried about your phone, talk to your local Apple Store to find out what they can do for you.
Topics:business-economics-and-finance,technology,consumer-protection,phones-and/orchards,technology-and aesthetics,apple-services,technology/internet-technology,social-media,united-statesFirst posted May 03, 2019 07:55:13Contact Luke WhittakerMore stories from South Australia