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I'm a native English speaker and I can only understand English. For some reason, every email notification I get from the Find My iPhone service (such as a "locked" or "alarm" confirmation) is in French. At least, it looks like French. Before today I've never set my locale to anything other than English on my phone or iCloud.

I tried switching my locale on my iPhone 4 and on iCloud, but the email notifications from Find My iPhone are still in French.

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are you the first owner of the device? have you tried disabling Find My iPhone on the iPhone and removing the app? – Stu Wilson Sep 30 '12 at 20:21
I'm not the first owner. No, I haven't tried disabling and uninstalling the app, I'll give that a shot. – Adam Monsen Oct 1 '12 at 15:10
Neither disabling/re-enabling nor uninstalling/re-installing Find My iPhone had any effect. – Adam Monsen Oct 1 '12 at 15:18
my best guess is this is a bug in the Find my ... process. It's possible that the owner who first registered the device with the service had French as a first language and that is carrying over. I'd raise a ticket with Apple and see what you can find out. – Stu Wilson Oct 1 '12 at 19:43
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I was able to log in to and set my country/locale/language to "USA". Took me a little while to figure this out. :)

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