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  1. Skynetz's Avatar
    How does Find my Phone work ?
    It won't work if someone removes the sim eh ?
    02-19-2013 12:17 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    Sign into your account on windowsphone.com

    Use the "Find My Phone" feature. Also use the remote lock/wipe just to be safe.
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    02-19-2013 12:20 PM
  3. Skynetz's Avatar
    Yeah, but that's working only if my sim is in the phone activated and the phone is on, right ?
    Doesn't it send controls to the phone using sms ? Because it asks me every time to type my phone number.
    02-19-2013 12:27 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    Only works if the phone is on and if you activated the "Find My Phone" feature. I'm not entirely sure on the SIM part but it couldn't hurt to log in and try. Here's more info.

    Find a lost phone | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
    02-19-2013 12:34 PM
  5. BeaverJuicer's Avatar
    At the worst, assuming you activated it previously, it will tell you where it was last before the SIM was removed... Assuming someone didn't take it out right away, it could still give you a good bearing on their location.
    02-19-2013 12:40 PM
  6. Skynetz's Avatar
    The phone was off before I could access a computer, so I'm ****ed basically ?
    02-19-2013 12:49 PM
  7. rbxtreme's Avatar
    Im guessing once any new sim, gets popped in the phone uses that number to send some,kinda S.O.S to preconfigured numbers and also tracks the phone,last best known position. All this if the find my phone feature was configured. Hope you find,it .
    02-19-2013 01:00 PM
  8. Skynetz's Avatar
    How do I know if it was configured or not ?
    The last location of the phone is saved from 4.12
    02-19-2013 01:02 PM
  9. rbxtreme's Avatar
    02-19-2013 01:10 PM
  10. rbxtreme's Avatar
    02-19-2013 01:14 PM
  11. rbxtreme's Avatar
    How do I know if it was configured or not ?
    The last location of the phone is saved from 4.12
    what's 4.12?
    02-19-2013 01:15 PM
  12. aubreyq's Avatar
    what's 4.12?
    Probably means December 4th.
    02-19-2013 01:44 PM
  13. Skynetz's Avatar
    Nothing to set up I see. Only login with your MS account and your done. 4.12 is the date ? :D
    02-19-2013 01:49 PM
  14. rbxtreme's Avatar
    Have you managed to trace its or wipe it ?
    02-20-2013 02:01 PM
  15. Skynetz's Avatar
    No, because when I got to the computer, the phone was off, so I could't do anything.
    02-20-2013 02:23 PM
  16. rbxtreme's Avatar
    The wipe will do the job when the phone is switched on ...
    02-20-2013 02:32 PM
  17. Skynetz's Avatar
    If my sim was in when I have done it yes, else no.
    02-20-2013 02:40 PM
  18. KorJax's Avatar
    No, because when I got to the computer, the phone was off, so I could't do anything.
    Keep trying. If someone found/stole it they have to turn it on eventually.

    Is there a way to scedule constant "find my phone" updates until it succeeds? That way you don't have to babysit it until it says it successuflly found/locked/whatever it.

    Keep in mind most theives won't be smart enough to immediately remove the SIM (assuming it is tied to a sim, and not to your serial number) - they'll want to check the phone out to make sure it works first.
    02-20-2013 02:48 PM
  19. Skynetz's Avatar
    Keep trying. If someone found/stole it they have to turn it on eventually.

    Is there a way to scedule constant "find my phone" updates until it succeeds? That way you don't have to babysit it until it says it successuflly found/locked/whatever it.

    Keep in mind most theives won't be smart enough to immediately remove the SIM (assuming it is tied to a sim, and not to your serial number) - they'll want to check the phone out to make sure it works first.
    If the phone is off you need the pin to unlock the sim, so there's no point of trying, because it won't work, he can't activate the sim, no sim no find my phone I worry.
    02-20-2013 04:58 PM
  20. hopmedic's Avatar
    The phone isn't tied to your sim... Your Microsoft account details would still be in the phone without the SIM, so if they connected it to WiFi, you would be able to remotely wipe it, map it, lock it, ring it, etc. The caveat is that if you enter the lockscreen code incorrectly enough times, it will wipe the phone, and then no, the Find My Phone system wouldn't work. Here's to hoping that it was stolen by an ***** that doesn't know this.
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    02-22-2013 12:41 PM
  21. Bicpug's Avatar
    Isn't the phone still trackable through its IMEI if reported lost or stolen?
    02-22-2013 12:46 PM
  22. leonkehoe's Avatar
    You can submit your IMEI number to IMEIDetective. It's unlikely but if someone buys your phone and suspects it's stolen, they can use IMEIDetective to check and, if their suspicions are confirmed, contact you with a view to return it.
    02-22-2013 02:14 PM
  23. Skynetz's Avatar
    I know the info will be in the phone if he/she didn't reset it, but I don't think it's trackable via wifi, else whydo I have to enter my phone number in find my phone every time I want to refresh the location ?
    The phone isn't tied to your sim... Your Microsoft account details would still be in the phone without the SIM, so if they connected it to WiFi, you would be able to remotely wipe it, map it, lock it, ring it, etc. The caveat is that if you enter the lockscreen code incorrectly enough times, it will wipe the phone, and then no, the Find My Phone system wouldn't work. Here's to hoping that it was stolen by an ***** that doesn't know this.
    02-24-2013 06:49 AM
  24. hopmedic's Avatar
    I know the info will be in the phone if he/she didn't reset it, but I don't think it's trackable via wifi, else whydo I have to enter my phone number in find my phone every time I want to refresh the location ?
    I don't enter my phone number to track my phone. I just go to my.windowsphone.com and there are the options, and I can click the map. Yes, the phone can be tracked on WiFi, as long as they haven't hard reset it, which would wipe all data, including your MS account. It isn't the sim that the phone is being tracked with on my.windowsphone.com. It is your Microsoft account.
    02-24-2013 06:50 PM
  25. gpstrucker's Avatar
    Windowsphone.com find my phone is pretty darned accurate. Keep trying, it should turn up sooner or later.
    02-24-2013 08:42 PM
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