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Here’s how one iPhone thief locked hundreds of users out of their devices.

The WSJ’s Joanna Stern interviewed a convicted iPhone thief at a correctional facility in Minnesota, who offered up all the details on how he would steal and break into devices — from watching people type in their passcodes to quickly changing their Apple ID login information.

Apple has since introduced a Stolen Device Protection feature in its iOS 17.3 beta to specifically protect against this type of theft.