- 07-20-2013, 10:41 AM #2
What kind of feature do you mean? The sound of it reminds me of a feature to remotely wipe/lock the phone, which can already be done, so I guess you mean something different?
- 07-20-2013, 11:49 AM #4
I havn't tried, but I figure it's still usable. You can however also lock the phone, which I believe would render it useless until unlocked by you, but I guess one could still 1) hard reset 2) take out sim card to potentially remove the lock.
But sadly I can't really give more info on the features as I havnt tried em and don't really want to do it for the sake of testing either :D
- 07-20-2013, 11:56 AM #5
- 07-20-2013, 12:48 PM #6
MS are able to remove apps on your phone from their end if the app has been pulled/banned from the store, so I guess it's conceivable they could do other things, too. You'd need a data connection but I have absolutely no idea why it would be necessary for MS to break your phone. I guess it's conceivable MS could be requested to do so by the authorities in extreme cases, but realistically they'd just buy another phone. Not sure I get the point.
As far as phone thefts go, you can ring your phone and find it's last known location online, there's no reason why MS couldn't track it further their end.
- 07-20-2013, 02:37 PM #8
- 07-22-2013, 12:16 PM #10
- 07-22-2013, 01:17 PM #11
The idea is that if you give up the idea of ever getting the phone back, you can wipe it clean of your personal data and let the other guy use it. If you want to track it, don't wipe.
- 07-22-2013, 04:23 PM #12
I realize that... My point was that if you want to track the phone, and the bad guy has wiped it (enter the wrong pin enough times, and it'll wipe, if I remember right - thinking I read that somewhere), you can no longer track it. But you could have the carrier black-list the phone, and it's useless to said bad guy.
- 07-22-2013, 04:33 PM #13
- 07-22-2013, 06:17 PM #14
I don't remember Microsoft account has a pass code re-try-before-wipe limitation. Enterprise Exchange account typically do (defaults to 10 times) as part of the exchange policy.
- 07-23-2013, 10:18 AM #15
WP8 device wipe after incorrect 'A1B2C3' PIN/password - Microsoft Community
If you read down there are two guys who say it has happened to them. The discussion includes Enterprise Exchange, so one would think if they have it they would say so, but they also don't say that they don't have it.... So either I'm wrong, or there's something more going on, as the last guy says.
- 07-23-2013, 11:25 AM #16
You are wrong. There is another thread here recently about a guy locked himself out and have to wait a looong time before try another PIN. But no wipe out. Most ppl have no clue that their work email automatically enforce a policy.
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