I gave my now ex boyfriend my old iPhone 5s for him to play games on because I got the iPhone 7 a few weeks ago. I want the phone back because since we're breaking up I want it back since that was my first official phone. The phone isn't activated but it has his Apple ID logged in. Can I consider this stolen property since he won't give it back or is it permanently his?
Most Helpful Guy
if you gave it as a gift then ownership transferred to the other party and is now their possession. It's a similar situation to giving an engagement ring and then breaking up1
Most Helpful Girl
For how long was the phone in his possession? Did you give it to him just so he could play or did you say: there you go it's yours? Technically speaking, if you gave it to him as a gift, it would be his to keep... practically speaking: can he prove you gave it as a gift? If not, I would try to claim it back (if it really has sentimental values to you)! In any case, going word against word doesn't really prove much legally (not sure about US law sorry), most important is you still have the bill provin you paid for it :-) if he comes with: i put my apple id on it etc just say you borrowed it to him... then again at the end of the day just explain to him ud like to have it back because of xyz and hopefully he ll show some sort of collaboration... good luck :-)0