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Found an iPhone. Where should I hand it in?

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    It's locked so I can't access the phonebook and search for someone to call and let them know I have it.

    It's on the Orange network, I was thinking of handing it in the an Orange shop, but what if the sales assistant doesn't find out who it is and ends up keeping it.

    It currently has a 44% battery life, so I'm hoping I can get it to the right owner soon.

    And no, I don't want to keep it.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Edit: Managed to access voice control to ring a parent who will let his son know I have the phone and arrange a meet up. Thanks for all your help.
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    Try taking out the micro-sim and insert it into an appropriate phone to see if there any contacts on the sim.

    If you have no luck, hand it into a police station.
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    you could hand it in to the police station. No questions asked.
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    thats mine, ill pm u my location, dnt worry ill pay for the stamp

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    have you sent it yet? starting to think uve just stolen my phone
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    Leave it switched on and wait for someone to call it.


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    Can you answer phone calls on it, without knowing the pin? You could keep it for a night, and wait for someone to call it, if no one calls, i would hand it into the police station
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    (Original post by EstebanK0)
    Try taking out the micro-sim and insert it into an appropriate phone to see if there any contacts on the sim.

    If you have no luck, hand it into a police station.
    You have to take out the screws using a mini screwdriver to open the case, I don't have access to that at the moment.
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    Take it to the police station. They will keep an eye on it and make sure it gets returned to the correct owner where possible.
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    if it has siri hold down the button and say "call in case of emergency contact" or "call home" or "call mum"
    thats probably your best way if it has that
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    (Original post by bigbottle)
    You have to take out the screws using a mini screwdriver to open the case, I don't have access to that at the moment.
    no you don't, if it's the 3gs you can use a paper clip to push in the pin at the top of the phone that is in between the earphone jack and the lock button, if it is the 4 or 4s you do the same but it's on the right hand side on its own, if it is the 3gs it is just a normal sim, hope you get it back to the right owner
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    (Original post by Nutty_Psychologist)
    if it has siri hold down the button and say "call in case of emergency contact" or "call home" or "call mum"
    thats probably your best way if it has that
    Thanks for letting me know, I tried it and called his Dad. He said he'll ring his son and arrange a meet up. Apparently it's not the first time this has happened with him, and said he should be lucky that someone actually rang to say it's been found.
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    (Original post by Nutty_Psychologist)
    if it has siri hold down the button and say "call in case of emergency contact" or "call home" or "call mum"
    thats probably your best way if it has that
    This, you can do it even if it doesn't have Siri, just hold down the circle button and a blue screen will pop up. Talk in to it.
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    (Original post by bigbottle)
    Thanks for letting me know, I tried it and called his Dad. He said he'll ring his son and arrange a meet up. Apparently it's not the first time this has happened with him, and said he should be lucky that someone actually rang to say it's been found.
    Fantastic!!
    Finally Siri is actually useful, my brother's siri is useless lol
    Your a good person, many wouldn't of done
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    I was going to say try Siri but looks like I was too slow! Just wanted to say well done for being honest. Far too many people would have just kept the phone!
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    Good job you managed to contact his dad! Normally, handing into the police station can only do so much - isn't there a rule where if it isn't claimed within 30 days, the person who handed it in can keep it?

    I remember my Grandad found a bag of cannabis whilst he was doing his job, keeping Portsmouth's garden looking good - and he handed it to the police, and they said if no-one claims it in 30 days, he can have it! :laugh:
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    eBay or gumtree should do the trick
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    (Original post by Nutty_Psychologist)
    Fantastic!!
    Finally Siri is actually useful, my brother's siri is useless lol
    Your a good person, many wouldn't of done
    I have a friend who has Siri and a speech impediment. :rofl: That is hilarious to listen to.


    OP: Glad you got it sorted.
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    (Original post by Monster Mnch)
    Good job you managed to contact his dad! Normally, handing into the police station can only do so much - isn't there a rule where if it isn't claimed within 30 days, the person who handed it in can keep it?

    I remember my Grandad found a bag of cannabis whilst he was doing his job, keeping Portsmouth's garden looking good - and he handed it to the police, and they said if no-one claims it in 30 days, he can have it! :laugh:
    My ex's dad is a landlord, came to check on some of the houses uninvited and found a mini-cannabis farm in one of the attics. Rang the police, they said they couldn't be bothered to go out so he could do whatever with it. He got rid of all of it.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    I have a friend who has Siri and a speech impediment. :rofl: That is hilarious to listen to.


    OP: Glad you got it sorted.
    Do you watch big bang theory?
    Immediately I thought of Barry Cripcky when he tried to use Raj's Iphone and he was like "why is this not working" :facepalm:
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    Take it to the Police station

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