Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/192844/how-to-track-disable-and-wipe-a-lost-iphone-ipad-or-mac/
Apple’s phone, tablet, and computer-tracking tools are the best in the business. You can remotely locate your device, disable it with a lock and message that persists through factory resets — the so-called “kill switch” — and wipe it.
so this only works if you also have a Mac? Useless.
Being a Hardware Geek, Technically I would like to know in detail at the code level how all the Apple features work but I'm afraid they will never tell. (LOL) That's why I'm scared to purchase anything "Apple" as it's so proprietary.
Certainly not! This is the iCloud Website, which can be accessed from any Operating System.
Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Chrome OS, the list goes on.
Any OS that can display a webpage can do this.
Being as Windows is the same thing, I trust you use Linux?
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You may be able to use iCloud with the mail, contacts and calendar apps on your device.
Android browsers are not supported. Says so right on the icloud web page.
Ah, ok. I thought you were using a desktop operating system, my apologies.
I was wondering if someone could help me on this topic. I am not a iphone user or a mac user so I am a little out of my comfort-zone here. An (older) friend had his iphone stolen and was wondering if it would be possible to retrieve the text messages he send and got on it.
I thought that this might be possible but not from his iphone but from his provider. He also wanted to know if it would be possible to wipe everything from the iphone. I told him that he needs to have at-least the IMEI number and maybe his provider could help.
I use a S5 and have Cerberus and I use the DevMan app from Google, just in-case.
In his case, my retired friend didn't take any of the simple precautions that have been mentioned in this article, however I thought I'd ask, just in-case someone might be able to give me some advice on this matter, or at-least educate me.
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