Can a stolen iPhone be used with a new SIM card?

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asked Jul 27, 2022 in Cell Phones and Plans by 945Tor (1,170 points)
Can a stolen iPhone be used with a new SIM card?

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answered Aug 3, 2022 by MattLeighton (9,130 points)
A stolen iPhone can be used with a new SIM card after they do a factory reset on your iPhone.

An iPhone can be tracked while it's off with the find my network in IOS.

You can find your iPhone even if its battery is dead or if it is not connected to the Internet.

The 'Bluetooth location' feature by Apple enables you to locate an offline iPhone, as long as it is switched on.

Apple cannot track your stolen iPhone but if you have a tracking app installed on your iPhone then you can track the iPhone if it's turned on or by using the Find my network in IOS.

When thieves steal iPhones they will typically open up or break the phone and sell the parts from the phone.

Or if the thieves can make the iPhone operable and wipe your data then they may sell the stolen iPhone on places such as eBay or other places.

The police will make a police report on your stolen iPhone however usually nothing can be done unless your iPhone shows up somewhere and the police find out about it.

To be able to track an iPhone the iPhone tracking feature has to be set up so if your iPhone is unopened then it won't be able to be tracked.

An iPhone can be tracked whether it has a data connection or no data connection.

An iPhone can be tracked easily through various mapping apps that have the ability to track the location of your iPhone even without the Internet connection.

If you lose your iPhone with AppleCare and have AppleCare theft and loss protection then they will replace your iPhone but you may need to pay a fee.

You'll need to file a claim with AppleCare for the replacement of the lost or stolen phone.

AppleCare theft and loss is worth it if you cannot afford to replace your iPhone out of pocket in the event of theft or loss.

Both AppleCare+ options provide repair or replacement hardware service for your iPhone.

Depending on the plan you choose, you'll get up to two incidents of accidental damage protection and up to two incidents of theft or loss coverage every 12 months.

Each incident is subject to a service fee or deductible.

You can replace your old iPhone for a new one if you're a member of the iPhone upgrade program and you've made 12 payments.

If you're not a member of the iPhone upgrade program then you can still replace your iPhone for a new one but you'll have to pay out of pocket.

You should replace your iPhone every 4 to 7 years or when you think you need a new one.

Some people replace their iPhone every year or every few years and some only wait until 4 to 5 years.

For an iPhone you can expect somewhere between five and seven years of major iOS updates, plus potential security patches beyond that.

Your battery will decrease in performance over time, but as long as you have enough storage and keep your device from physical damage, it should last you a good amount of time.

Apple products do have insurance known as a warranty although the warranty coverage can vary from product to product.

Most Apple products come with a 90 day warranty.

You can get AppleCare within 60 days after purchase.

You cannot extend AppleCare after 3 years as AppleCare only covers you for up to 3 years.

However Apple allows you to extend your AppleCare+ coverage for Mac indefinitely, in one-year increments, after your initial three years of coverage have expired.

If you choose to extend your coverage, you'll automatically be billed annually for additional one-year extensions.

You can buy AppleCare after 2 years or just keep extending the AppleCare coverage for as long as you need too.

Your AppleCare plan coverage may continue beyond 24 or 36 months, on a monthly or annual basis, until canceled.

If you choose to continue coverage, your coverage will be subject to the then-current AppleCare+ Terms and Conditions.

Currently, you can buy AppleCare+ only within 60 days of your iPhone purchase.

Apple's new AppleCare+ policy, however, will require customers to pay repair costs first.

You can add AppleCare after it expires and it's best to add AppleCare within 30 days after your original coverage ends.

AppleCare is good for as long as you have it until you cancel it.

When you sign up for AppleCare it usually for 12 months but you can extend it and continue paying for Applecare and it's good until you cancel it.

The 1 year Apple warranty and standard Apple warranty does not cover cracked screens.

If you have AppleCare or AppleCare+ you may be able to get your cracked screen fixed buy may have to pay a service fee.

Apple will replace your phone for reasons which include.

General Damages and Issues.

Under warranty, Apple will cover debris under the screen, camera foam misalignment, and a single hairline crack with no evidence that a drop or hit made that crack. ...
Water Damage.
Cosmetic Damage.

The Apple warranty is for 2 years from date of purchase.

Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary technical support.

Apple will replace your phone if it's under warranty but Apples warranty does not cover damage caused by accidents or unauthorized modifications.

AppleCare covers theft or loss of your phone if you have AppleCare+ with theft and loss protection.

Both AppleCare+ options extend your coverage and provide up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months.

AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss adds up to two incidents of theft or loss coverage every 12 months.

AppleCare and AppleCare+ does not directly cover water damage to your phone or Apple Device.

However AppleCare+ will cover two instances of accidental damage from handling within a 12-month period, but those are both subject to service fees.

You will either have to get Apple to repair or replace the device so if you have AppleCare+ then you may be able to get the phone replaced within a 12 month period and pay a service fee which is usually $99.00

The difference between AppleCare and AppleCare+ is the AppleCare protection plan extends the warranty plan and phone support for Mac, Apple Displays, ands Apple TV.

While the AppleCare+ plan offers accidental damage protection on top of the extended warranty and support for iPhone, iPad, and iPod.

AppleCare+ does not cover theft or loss of your phone.

AppleCare+ only covers defects and accidental damage.

AppleCare+ covers up to two incidents of accidental damage every 12 months, such as liquid damage or broken screens, up from two incidents every 24 months previously.

For accidental damage incidents, there is a fixed deductible depending on the type of damage and the device.

The cost to replace an iPhone with AppleCare is $99.00

If your iPhone is covered by AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss, you can file a claim for an iPhone replacement.

You can get your iPhone replaced by visiting an Apple Store or by contacting customer service for Apple and if your iPhone is under warranty then it will be replaced with no charge.

If your iPhone issue is covered by the Apple warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law, there's no charge.

This does not include accidental damage, which requires a fee.

If your iPhone was damaged and you have AppleCare+, the coverage includes accidental damage protection.

Each incident has a service fee.

Apple does not fix your phone and instead replaces your phones.

If it's something simple as a hardware issue that needs updated then Apple may be able to fix those issues.

However if it's something else such as a damaged phone or damaged charging port etc then Apple will just replace it instead of repairing it.

If it is determined what is wrong with your Apple phone is a warranty issue, and you still have a warranty, they will replace it free of charge.
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answered Dec 25, 2022 by Kroverl (2,960 points)

eSIM makes switching between mobile networks much easier Instead of ordering a new SIM card, waiting for it to be delivered, and inserting it into your phone, you can switch networks with one call or over the Internet. You also no longer need to search for a SIM card removal tool to remove the old SIM card from your phone.

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answered Oct 4, 2023 by mirafine (3,900 points)

I had a similar situation recently and had to contact plug tech customer service for assistance. It's important to note that if your iPhone is stolen, using it with a new SIM card is not a solution. Stolen phones should be reported to the authorities, and the carrier should be informed to blacklist the device to prevent unauthorized use. Using a stolen phone can lead to legal issues and should be avoided at all costs.

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