The loss or theft of an iPhone is one of the great concerns of many iPhone users, since we have made a very large outlay to acquire these devices. Nevertheless, Apple can replace your device for a symbolic price if you follow the steps which we are going to see next.
Lost or stolen iPhone, what do I do?
Next, we will see the process What do you have to do in the event that you have lost or stolen the iPhone. It is important to note that Apple currently has two extended warranty protection systems, AppleCare and AppleCare+. In the case of loss or theft protection, you have to have the most expensive option that covers your device, in the case of situations such as those mentioned.
The replacement process in the event that you have a loss or theft, part of having an activated AppleCare+ subscription. If not, Apple does not cover your device. In the event that you have a device under this extended warranty system, you have to go to My Apple Support and go to the lost or stolen tab, where you have to include your Apple ID so that the devices that you have linked to this account appear.
AppleCare+ replacement process
There is a procedure to recover the iPhone in the event that the device is lost or stolen. The steps are the following:
- First of all, the moment you realize that your iPhone has been stolen or lost, you have to activate the option of “Search my Iphone”.
- Mark the device as lost: having to mark the device as lost. Of this mint, you lock it remotely with an access code and they keep your information safe.
- report the loss of the device to the local police. At this time, it is important that you have the serial number of the product.
- submit a claim for theft or loss and deletion Of the device. Once you have delivered all the documentation in the Apple Store. The replacement process begins. Apple will ask you to erase all the information from the lost device and transfer its ownership to Apple before receiving a new one and you will even have to register on the “AppleCare+ Loss and Theft Service” site that Apple provides us at the time of make a complaint.
129 euros and you have a new iPhone
Once this process is complete, for 129 euro get the new iPhone, factory, new and the same model so that you can enjoy the Apple experience and its protection policy with AppleCare + again. It is true that the price of replacement is high, but it is much cheaper than having to buy an iPhone from scratch and no one will be able to access or use the information you had on the old device.
Remember that even if you erase the information on the device, if you have iOS 15, iPadOS 15 or later installed, you can still use Find My to locate the device or play a sound on it. Otherwise, you won’t be able to locate the device or play a sound after erasing it.
Leave us in the comments if you have ever had to activate this option.