What the best way to disable a lost or stolen iPhone?

Jan 20, 2012
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North Carolina
Your Mac's Specs
Air M2 ('22) OS 14.5; M3 iMac ('23) OS 14.5; iPad Pro; iPhone 14
iPhone 4s, OSi 6.1.3
thanks in advance

Well, according to this Apple Support Article, 'Find My iDevice' is an available feature from iOS 5 and up; BUT, you will have had to activate the feature on the device in the iCloud settings - if NOT done, then unavailable.

Now, if you have the feature ON and your iPhone was lost or stolen, then simply go to your iCloud account and select the 'Find My.....' option - if the device's 'wireless' is ON, then a map will show you its location - just discovered my iPad (of course in my home @ the moment) - and was presented w/ the dialog choices shown below w/ the second box permitting a telephone number and message to be entered. Of course, the other security issue is a working passcode which should 'lock out' a potential thief. Dave :)

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