Here are some tips to help you hold on to that iPhone.

  • Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you.

  • Don't allow your attention to become distracted from your property.

  • If you are using an iPhone, don't use the standard issue white headphones as these are identified with the devices.

  • Use the security features, such as a security code login, to protect your information from identity theft.

  • If you are a victim of a crime, do not resist. Work with police and use a "find-your-phone'' app to track down your missing device, lock it, or remotely delete any data it contains.

  • If you see a theft in progress, call 911.

    Source: SF Muni

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