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I phone stolen, should I erase? Please help

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DorothyL Fri 18-Aug-17 06:08:37

My iPhone was stolen yesterday. I made every mistake in the book but it's done now. To top it all it has no passcode, so the thief accessed it and deleted my non backed up photos! But I go them back and have changed my Apple ID password.
I have put the phone on lost mode - I can see where it is on find my iPhone. I am in Italy - saw the police but they just wanted a report, no real help.
Would it be best to erase the phone on find iPhone? I am resigned to not getting it back, just want the data protected.

DorothyL Fri 18-Aug-17 06:22:11

?

Ollycat Fri 18-Aug-17 06:24:36

I would erase it - it's backed up and realistically you're not going to get it back - sorry sad

DorothyL Fri 18-Aug-17 06:27:18

Thank you
What happens to it when you erase it?

MadeForThis Fri 18-Aug-17 06:33:56

It wipes the info on the phone but it remains in your iCloud back up so you can still access it from another device.

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