Our iPhone is well protected. In order to unlock the screen we need to enter the password to show his face or give the Touch ID sensor to count our fingerprints. In order to reset, you need to do the same, to disable Find my iPhone and to activate the device if flashing is also required to identify the owner. But for some reason to disconnect the iPhone without any further actions.
Why? I have long wondered this question but never found an answer. It seems this is not technically difficult to implement, and the practical benefits are obvious: the theft iPhone an attacker who can take over the smartphone will be turned off, and the owner will not help , the function “Find my iPhone”.
Of course, the attacker will not be able to use someone else’s device (although the issue is controversial, the craftsmen who remove Activation Lockthere), but he can still sell it for parts. The owner would be more likely to find your device, if to disable iPhone required to enter a password or confirm the shutdown by using Touch ID or Face ID.
Of course, the iPhone may simply be discharged, but until that time, the victim will have time to track down the thief using Find my iPhone and call the police.
In addition, even without turning off the smartphone, an attacker could cause the control Center and enable airplane mode or simply remove the SIM card. However, this requires more ingenuity than the simple disconnection of the smartphone. Why not make special protection? Perhaps there is one obstacle with the iPhone if something happens, it will not be so easy to disable. For example, if your smartphone gets water, you will want to immediately turn it off and it can be more difficult. Or if the phone was dropped and touch screen is not responding to touch.
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