Stealing iPhones will be more difficult with Apple’s new security measures

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The GSMA Device Registry is a global database that enables users to keep track of any lost or stolen iPhones using the IMEI number. The IMEI number of a device can be found in the Settings app under General > About.

This can be confirmed by an Apple technician who sees a message in their internal MobileGenius or GSX systems notifying them that the device has been marked as missing or lost. Technicians are told in the memo to refuse such repairs.

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In an effort to reduce the number of stolen iPhones brought to Apple for repair, the company has instituted a new policy.

Customers who can’t turn off Find My iPhone will be denied service, as the company has previously implemented a policy.

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