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Without Activation Lock, the Apple Watch is more vulnerable to theft than an iPhone or iPad
That iThingy You're Wearing
There’s nothing stopping a thief from wiping the device and re-pairing it with another iPhone.
| May 13
Apple launches new Web tool for checking status of Activation Lock on iOS devices
Apple has just launched a new Web tool that lets you easily check the Activation Lock status of an iOS device.
| October 2
The 'kill switch' for iOS devices, Activation Lock, caused a spike in Samsung smartphone thefts
The feature is turned on by default on iOS 8 devices – including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
| September 18
Apple's iPhones most likely to get stolen according to UK's 'Mobile Phone Theft Ratio'
The latest models of Apple's iPhone are the mobile phones most likely to be targeted by thieves in England and Wales.
| September 7
California enacts 'kill switch' bill to combat smartphone theft in most populous state
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed the "kill switch" bill.
| August 26
Smartphone 'kill-switch' bill now awaits governor's approval in California
California's smartphone "kill-switch" bill could soon be made law in the U.S. state.
| August 12
Cases Of iPhone Theft In Some Cities Have Dropped Thanks To Apple's 'Kill Switch'
Apple's "kill switch" feature may have resulted in a reduction in smartphone thefts in some cities.
| June 19
Hackers Claim To Have Compromised Apple’s iCloud And Activation Lock
The issue is reportedly tied to a major SSL bug that still plagues iTunes for Windows.
| May 21
California Senate Now Passes Smartphone Kill-Switch Bill
From July 2015, all smartphones in California will need to offer customers access to "kill-switch" options.
| May 9
Californian Legislators Reject 'Kill-Switch' Bill For Smartphones
Californian legislators recently ruled against a mandatory kill-switch for smartphones.
| April 25
Apple, Google And More Back Anti-Theft 'Kill-Switch' For Smartphones
From July 2015, the most popular smartphones on the market will feature a global "kill-switch."
| April 16
Bug In iOS 7.1 Lets Thieves Disable Find My iPhone Without Entering A Password
Thanks to a recent YouTube video, iOS device users now have another security bug to worry about.
| April 3
New Federal Bill Could See Anti-Theft 'Kill Switch' Introduced In All Smartphones
Four senators are calling for "kill switches" to be built into all future smartphones.
| February 14
The New York Police Department Says: Download iOS 7, Now!
The New York Police Department is advising New Yorkers to download iOS 7.
| September 22
Activation Lock Will Help Protect Your iOS Device
Part of iOS 7, Activation Lock should make life more difficult for thieves.
| June 10
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