Found an iPhone. Now what?
May 26, 2014 7:13 AM Subscribe
Yesterday while on a long bike ride I found an iPhone in the street. Help me return it to its owner.
posted by deathpanels to Technology (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
While on a long bike ride, I found an undamaged iPhone in the street a few blocks from my home. Based on where it was, I think it probably fell out of somebody's car. I thought about leaving it there and hoping that the owner would know to come looking for it in that vicinity, but I worried that a less scrupulous person might take it without any intention of returning it to its owner. I live in a busy Chicago neighborhood so this isn't a remote possibility. Well, for better or worse, I now have this person's iPhone, and I'm trying to figure out how to get it back to them. Oddly, while there are lots of tools on Apple's website to track down a lost or stolen phone if you are the owner, there isn't any utility to report a found phone. What should I do?
- The neighborhood I live in is fairly dense so I can't assume the owner lives directly next to the street where I found it, but they probably live in the neighborhood.
- The phone has a distinct case that the owner could use to identify it.
- It appears to be a Sprint phone.
- The phone is locked so I can't look at contacts or call anybody.