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Being the victim of a lost or stolen iPhone is a terrible feeling. We are here to help maximize your chance to recover your lost or stolen iPhone.
iPhone is currently the world’s most popular smart phone. People carry their iPhones with them everywhere, which means there's always a chance of a lost iPhone or a stolen iPhone. You can report a lost or stolen iphone now by clicking the blue button below or continue to read the helpful tips on this page which include how to prevent iPhone theft, track a stolen iPhone, file a police report for iPhone theft, how to report stolen iPhone here on Stolen-Property.com and iPhone recovery.
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Contact the service provider for the stolen iPhone immediately to suspend service to avoid additional minutes and accumulating up additional charges. Currently the only service provider for the iPhone is AT&T. The customer service phone number for AT&T is to notify them of iPhone theft and suspend service is 1-800-331-0500.
This is the most standard procedure of how to file a police report for a stolen iPhone. Do keep in mind that this procedure may differ for each precinct, city, county, state, etc.
(Step 1) To begin the report stolen iPhone process, call the law enforcement agencies non-emergency phone number where the iPhone was stolen.
(Step 2) Obtain the physical address of that law enforcement agency and go in to the precinct. Once there you will be provided the correct paperwork. When filling out the paper work for iPhone theft, be sure to include as much detailed information as possible including color, any protective cover, data that was on the stolen iPhone and approximately when and where the iPhone was stolen.
(Step 3) Once the paperwork to report the stolen iPhone is completed, the law enforcement officials will provide you with a case number. Be sure to keep this case number in a safe location as you may need this number for future reference to follow up the the case.
Unfortunately there is currently no way for Apple or AT&T to trace the where about's of a stolen iPhone. Hopefully to report stolen iPhone here on Stolen-Property.com helps you in recovering the iPhone.
iLocalis is an iPhone anti-theft solution
What iLocalis does is lets you track your lost or stolen iPhone location and control it remotely. iLocalis is considered one of the best iPhone tracking and remote control application for a lost or stolen iPhone.
Here are some iLocalis features:
Track a lost or stolen iPhone with Find My iPhone from Apple's MoblileMe
Apple announced a new service called Find My iPhone. Find My iPhone allows the iPhone owner to remotely locate their stolen iPhone remotely using the iPhones GPS. The Find My iPhone service is available as part of Apple's MoblileMe online subscription.
With the assistance of Google Maps, the Find My iPhone application can determine the iPhone’s current location of the lost or stolen iPhone. The iPhone owner can send and display messages remotely even if the iPhone is locked, this can be to give information on how to return the iPhone and / or to announce that the iPhone has been reported stolen. Another feature of Find My iPhone is an ability to play a sound for two minutes, this can be helpful if it recently got stolen of if it happens to be misplaced under a seat or something.
A subscription to Apple's MobileMe service is required for the Find My iPhone. After a free 2-month trial, the Apple MobileMe service costs $65.99 on Amazon.com or $99 a year directly from Apple. Find My iPhone can be of enormous help in covering a lost or stolen iPhone.
Mobile Spy 3.0 GPS tracking for stolen iPhone
There is also an application called Mobile Spy from Retina-X Studios for tracking a stolen iPhone.
Here are some of the Mobile Spy features:
Mobile Spy version 3.0 is compatible with all iPhone models. The subscription price is $99 per year.
Track and Recover a stolen iPhone with iHound software
The iHound software is a free security software program the alerts you by email when the stolen iPhone is connected to a computer. It can also detect the location of the stolen iPhone using the iPhones GPS technology by logging in to iHound’s web site.
Navizon for recovering a lost or stolen iPhone
Navizon uses a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi an cellular triangulation technology. If your iPhone is stolen Navizon calculates the location by analyzing signals from Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. Another feature of Navizon is called Locate-by-SMS locates the lost or stolen iPhone when an SMS massage is sent to the stolen iPhone.
Unfortunately if you have experienced iPhone theft and didn't already have this software installed on the stolen iPhone it doesn't do any good. At this point your best chance is to file a police report and report stolen iPhone here on Stolen-Property.com.
There are many third party companies that insure iPhones for iPhone loss, iPhone damage and iPhone theft. This iPhone insurance costs around four to ten US dollars a month. There is some deductible involved but if you need to report lost iPhone, report damaged iPhone or report stolen iPhone this cost will be much more inexpensive than having to purchase iPhone without the insurance if you are in contract with a service provider.
Of the insurance companies that insure iPhone theft, it seems that State Farm Company has a policy called "Personal Articles Policy." This policy covers cell phones which cost over $400. The current cost and conditions for this iPhone theft policy at the time of writing this is $30.00/year, it has no deductible and covers everything. Contact State Farm for details and availability for the iPhone theft insurance. State Farm phone number is 1-888-559-1922.
Our new world of compact and lightweight devices such as the iPhone have made the mobility of technology so easy and convenient. Unfortunately, such ease of transport creates opportunity for theft. Here are some tips to help avoid such incidences of iPhone theft.
Rule of thumb for iPhone theft prevention
The best way to prevent iPhone theft is to keep it in your sight at all times. Never leave your iPhone anywhere unsupervised for even a moment as these devices are small and can easily disappear very quickly.
Acceleration-Based iPhone Theft Detection System
Apple recently announced a system in development and patenting that will analyze the movement using the iPhone's accelerometer to determine if iPhone theft is occurring. If the system interprets fast movement like that of a thief, it will initiate an alarm.
This iPhone theft detection system would have methods to prevent false alarms which would filter out events like shock or impact from the iPhone being dropped. The system would also have a visual warning to alert potential thieves that iPhone theft prevention is installed on the iPhone.