Today Apple release iOS7 for the iPhone and iPad. It has new safety features that will discourage thieves from stealing your device, as they won’t be able to do much with it without your password. Make sure you download and enable this update, and the “find my iPhone” feature right away! It has been instrumental in helping law enforcement recover stolen items.
Dear iPhone User,
Congratulations on your update to iOS 7. As an iCloud user, part of your upgrade includes new features built into Find My iPhone that make it harder for anyone else to use or sell your device if it is ever lost or stolen.
With Find My iPhone turned on in iOS 7, your Apple ID and password will be always be required before anyone can:
• Turn off Find My iPhone on your device.
• Erase your device.
• Reactivate and use your device.
There is nothing you need to do except to keep Find My iPhone turned on and remember your Apple ID and password. For more information, read the FAQ.
Note: As always, if you plan to give your device to someone else, make sure to erase all content and settings before transferring it to the new owner. This will remove the device from your account and allow the new owner to activate it. For more information, read What to do before transferring ownership of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.