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Apple iPhone loss, theft protection enhanced! See how it works

Apple is known for its strong privacy policies when it comes to its hardware, and now iPhone users can heave a sigh of relief as the chances of their mobiles getting stolen have lessened considerably. Yes, iPhones have received loss and theft protection.

By: SHAURYA TOMER
| Updated on: Apr 02 2022, 13:24 IST
iPhone 13
Now, the chances of anyone stealing your iPhone have been reduced significantly. It works if you have the iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone SE, or other models. It has been revealed that Apple will no longer attend to or repair iPhones that have been marked as lost or stolen on the GSMA Device Registry. (Amritanshu/HT_Tech)
1/5 Now, the chances of anyone stealing your iPhone have been reduced significantly. It works if you have the iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone SE, or other models. It has been revealed that Apple will no longer attend to or repair iPhones that have been marked as lost or stolen on the GSMA Device Registry. (Amritanshu/HT_Tech)
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The Cupertino-based tech giant has instructed all Apple Store employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers to deny repairs to users who bring in iPhones that have been marked as missing or lost in the MobileGenius or GSX systems, announced through an internal memo that was sent by Apple to all its employees. (Unsplash)
2/5 The Cupertino-based tech giant has instructed all Apple Store employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers to deny repairs to users who bring in iPhones that have been marked as missing or lost in the MobileGenius or GSX systems, announced through an internal memo that was sent by Apple to all its employees. (Unsplash)
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According to MacRumours, Apple will now start using the GSMA Device Registry database to check if an iPhone is marked as lost or stolen and if the database and the company’s internal systems show an iPhone reported as missing, the technicians will deny repairs. (Unsplash)
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3/5 According to MacRumours, Apple will now start using the GSMA Device Registry database to check if an iPhone is marked as lost or stolen and if the database and the company’s internal systems show an iPhone reported as missing, the technicians will deny repairs. (Unsplash)
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This is not a new change but an extension of the company’s existing policy under which it does not provide any repairs for lost or stolen devices. This was, however, applicable only to iPhones that have the Find My feature enabled. But with the new change, this will be applicable to those iPhones as well that don’t have the Find My feature enabled. (Apple )
4/5 This is not a new change but an extension of the company’s existing policy under which it does not provide any repairs for lost or stolen devices. This was, however, applicable only to iPhones that have the Find My feature enabled. But with the new change, this will be applicable to those iPhones as well that don’t have the Find My feature enabled. (Apple )
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How the GSMA device registry works: The GSMA device registry stores the database of device serial numbers and information on each product's status. If someone reports their phone as stolen or missing to law officials, it is flagged by the authorities via GSMA. And hence, repair providers can easily identify any missing device if it ever comes to them for restoration work. (Unsplash)
5/5 How the GSMA device registry works: The GSMA device registry stores the database of device serial numbers and information on each product's status. If someone reports their phone as stolen or missing to law officials, it is flagged by the authorities via GSMA. And hence, repair providers can easily identify any missing device if it ever comes to them for restoration work. (Unsplash)
First Published Date: 02 Apr, 13:24 IST
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