Apple introduced Find My iPhone back in 2010 as a way for iOS users to locate their device in case it was lost or stolen. They’ve quite a few success stories reported in the media about people using the service to find their lost or stolen devices. Unfortunately, it had a major weakness, it was very easy for someone to erase and restore the device as a new device, and use it again.
The user interface of the Find my iPhone app has been redesigned to match iOS 7 design language. There isn’t a new setting to enable or disable Activation Lock, the feature has been integrated with Find my iPhone. If someone tries to erase all the content and settings from the device via the Settings app, he or she will be prompted to enter the Apple ID password. You can restore the device by putting it in DFU or recovery mode when it is Lost mode, however after restoring your device, the person will be prompted to enter the Apple ID and password, so it won’t be possible to use the device.

In iOS 7, if you remotely wipe the data on your lost or stolen device using Find my iPhone, you will still be able to display the custom message with your phone number on the Lock screen. If you are lucky to get your device back, you can reactive it by entering your Apple ID and password, and restore it using iCloud or iTunes if you had remotely wiped the data.
It is however possible for someone to turn off the device when it is Lost mode, so someone can still prevent the device from being tracked. At the end of the day, no system is foolproof, but these changes should deter thieves from stealing iOS devices. DisclaimerThis website is not owned by, is not licensed by nor is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. It also offers an easy method to remotely delete all the data on your device to protect sensitive information.
This is to ensure that someone who has access to your iPhone, cannot disable it without your knowledge.

Government officials also seem to be happy with the improvements made in combating smartphone theft. But if it looks like that’s not going to happen, new security features in iOS 7 make it harder for anyone who’s not you to use or sell your device.
So the only way to restore it is to first turn off Find my iPhone, which as we mentioned earlier, will prompt you to enter the Apple ID password. All articles, images, logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners. Find My iPhone can also continue to display a custom message, even after your device is erased.

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