Have you ever had your phone stolen, or had your phone stolen?
It must have been an unforgettable moment, but do you know the fate of the phone after that? And what should you do when you become a victim of this?
I think this is a problem that we should think about first, because when it happens and you think about how to handle it, it’s too late, then you won’t be awake to think of the best solutions. !
#first. What to do when you lose your phone?
The ability to locate the device’s location (both Android and iOS) is not absolutely accurate.
That is, the results sent back will only be narrow to you in a certain range. The deviation is from a few meters to a few tens of meters, depending on the quality of the network connection.
So, it can be quite difficult to find if you are in a densely populated area, but obviously, you should still do a little exploration to narrow your search (if you want).
In case your phone is still ringing, you want to redeem your phone, try to call a lot, hope they will pick up the phone (at this time, it’s just a spiritual system :D). You can then offer a redemption price.
And in case you do not want to ransom, but want to catch the thief, try to take advantage of the lost and device locating feature on the device.
If your phone has been sold to a phone shop, and you can contact them, you can ask them to extract the camera and provide it to the authorities.
Of course, this rate will be very very low. Because the phone shop has determined to buy such devices, they already have a solution in their heads, one to remove the components, 2, they have a way to Reset the device.
They will do many ways to log out your account from the phone, to sell at a better price!
Be very careful guys, many users are fooled by fake/spam instruction links (pretending to be from the manufacturer) via your phone number or Email.
If you are spammed by such instructions, it means they are trying to refresh your computer, you absolutely must not click on any links.
Although the odds of you being contacted via phone number or location are very low, do everything you can to make your device the least valuable in their hands.
In short, when you lose your phone, you should:
Yes, the main purpose is to use the feature Find device Lost iPhone or Android.
Or in the worst case, if your device has a lot of important data that you cannot expose to the outside, you can use the feature. Erase device to erase data on the remote machine.
For Android phones, see this detailed tutorial: What you need to do BEFORE and AFTER losing your Android phone ?
As for iPhone, you do the following steps:
- first) Access the iCloud link above => then log in to your iCloud account => then select the feature Find iPhone.
- 2) The screen will now display the current location of the iPhone. Please click on the device name, there will be 3 options for you Play Sound (Create sound), Lost Mode (Lock) and Erase iPhone (Erase all data on the device)
- 3) You choose the feature that you find necessary and you feel suitable.
+ Step 2. You should immediately contact the carrier to temporarily lock the SIM to avoid being texted by bad guys to borrow money from relatives, and get the OTP codes of important accounts such as bank accounts, social network accounts …
- Vinaphone switchboard number: 18001091
- Mobifone switchboard number: 18001090
- Viettel switchboard number: 18008198
- Vietnamobile switchboard number: 0922 123 123
If there is a network operator nearby, you should redo the SIM, because before and after you have to do it again!
+ Step 3. Log out of the social media accounts you are logged into on your device. You can use the remote logout feature, most social networks now support this feature.
+ Step 4. After that, you can log back into a certain social network account, such as Facebook, to notify everyone that you have lost your phone, everyone should pay attention to be more careful with the news. loan message….
#2. The fate of smartphones after being blocked?
Phone snatching in particular, or phone theft in general, it exists in many forms: Robbery, pickpocketing, break-in to steal, pick up temporarily dropped items in pocket, ….
Of course, we don’t even need to mention the reasons and motives of these ingredients anymore!
You know, not every smartphone is worth big enough, and robberies like this happen quite often.
So, obviously, the government is not always ready to intervene for you, in short, you will most likely lose your device.
APPLE’s iOS operating system has a mechanism to identify devices by main (board), and features
Find My (searching for lost phone) is extremely “persistent”.
That’s why amateur thieves can be located. Or if they sell in time, you will also find the shop where you bought it and redeem it (if you want).
Sticky iPhones Find My are also usually sold at the screen price only. When the iPhone is sold in such a condition, the mechanic will “disassemble” to take advantage of repair or build components for another device, because every main is lost anyway.
But there are still tricks to help them get the pass icloud your account, log out and sell at the market price, I will cover this part more closely in the next article.
Android also has a mechanism to locate lost devices, but it doesn’t follow main, it’s just a feature on the software, so there will be many tricks to get around.
Android has quite a few boot modes to change and customize very deeply into the Rom, and after only a few steps of up and down, your device will not be able to be located anymore.
After booting for the first time, the device will enter FRP, which is the last layer of security before your device becomes like new, everything is reset to the way it was at the factory and FRP can also be bypassed.
This means that when your Android phone is sold to a skilled technician, your chances of finding it are very low, and you’d better forget about it.
#3. What should be noted?
Be careful when you are in public places, crowded, avoid putting the device in the pockets of pants, shirt pockets that are easy to hook ..
Set a password for your phone, activate the phone search feature that your device is supporting, can be used in conjunction with other locating devices such as AirTag for the Apple ecosystem to prevent theft of both wallets and bags.
That’s a worst-case scenario, but of course, good luck
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