“Erase pending” for stolen iPhone XR
I’m travelling abroad, and sadly lost my beautiful red iPhone XR to a pickpocket. Naturally, I immediately raced back to my hotel to use FindMyiPhone in my iPad (which had/ has the phone as offline). I remotely set it to activation lock and erase contents, since there is no chance of me ever getting the device back in this country.
It’s been a few days and FindMyiPhone still lists the device as “erase pending”, presumably because it hasn’t been online since the theft. Is it common for thieves to wait a long time before trying to get things online? Should I assume this means they found some way to reset? Any insight you have would be appreciated!