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Does my son know I'm using Find my iPhone when I log on?

If I use Find my iPhone to locate my son's phone, does he know I am checking? Does his phone alert him that I'm checking on him?
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What is Apple's serial number flagging procedure?

My iPad was stolen a couple of weeks ago. I filed a police report, used Find My iPhone to locate the iPad, and was subsequently featured on the local news for a story...sadly, none of these routes did ...
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If I remote wipe my iPhone, can I still locate it remotely?

If I lose my iPhone, and I use remote wipe to prevent my confidential data from being stolen, then can I still use Find My iPhone to locate it on a map? I'm assuming not (since it resets to factory ...
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1answer
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Remove a device from 'Find My iPhone' app

I cannot remove any devices from the list of devices in the 'Find My iPhone' app. I have also looked on iCloud.com and cannot seem to remove them there either. Is this possible outside of MobileMe?
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How would Find my iPod work on a locked iPod Touch?

In order for an iPod Touch (which has Find My iPod enabled) to let Apple's servers know where it is located (e.g. via Wi-Fi positioning), I believe it needs to transmit the location over Wi-Fi. Let's ...
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How many devices can be associated with an Apple ID for Find my iPhone?

We're in a process right now to register 100+ company-issued iPhones. Right now the process of creating an Apple ID for each iPhone to be used for Find my iPhone is very time consuming, so my manager ...
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Remotely brick a stolen iPhone or iPad

I asked a similar question on android.stackexchange.com and I'd like to see how the answer compares for iOS devices: If my iPhone is stolen, can I remotely brick the thing, so resale value drops to ...
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If my phone is lost and locked, how will someone know how to contact me?

My iPhone 4S is currently in someone else's hands. I can see it with Find My Phone. I have sent a number of messages to the phone in the hope that whoever has it will return it. But since the phone is ...
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How reliable is Find My iPhone “Erase My Mac” feature?

I recently had a Macbook Pro stolen. I used Find My iPhone "Erase" feature which after two days claimed to have worked. But how reliable is this? The computer had a 500Gb SSD in it, and warns that it ...
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Why does a MacBook Pro keep dialing in its location through Find My Mac after a clean install?

Unfortunately my iPhone was stolen yesterday. I did have Find My iPhone enabled, but shortly after the theft my iPhone stopped updating its location. I believe the device was turned off, reset, or had ...
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Does activating Find My Phone deplete the battery on an iOS device being tracked?

My phone is currently riding around New York City under the seat of a taxi cab. I'm watching its progress with the Find iPhone app. My concern is the phone may soon die and a rider or driver will ...
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How can I get Find My iPhone to work on a Jailbroken iPhone on iOS 5 with no data plan?

I am using Find my iPhone on a Jailbroken iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1. My service does not have a data plan. It is T-mobile with only voice and SMS. When trying to view the location in Find My iPhone, ...
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Can't find Find my iPhone app on OS X

I have attempted all the suggestions listed in Apps on my MacBook Pro but I still can't find the app I am looking for: Find my iPhone. I have checked Applications, Downloads, Spotlight, Finder, and ...
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3answers
2k views

How to find lost iPod with no WiFi

I've lost my iPod touch and I really need it. I used iCloud but it said that it has no Wi-Fi. How can I find it now?
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1answer
2k views

Mac Mini locked through Find My iPhone, can't unlock it

So my friend locked his Mac with his iPhone using Find My iPhone. Unfortunately there seems to be no way of unlocking it. I have provided a picture of it below: I really hope someone here knows ...
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Will Find my iPhone Lost Mode be useful if stolen phone as shows Offline?

My phone was stolen last night. I made sure it was in Lost Mode in iCloud and it was immediately in Offline status when I open iCloud. I am positive the thief switched it off. Now I am 100% certain ...
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What to do when iPad is stolen

Recently my apartment was burglarized and my employer's iPad that I was borrowing was stolen from my apartment. I'm located in the US. My employer didn't setup Find My iPad. I used the iPad a few ...
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1answer
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Does the “Find my iPad” service work without WiFi when you aren't paying for cellular service?

If I'm not paying for cellular service on my 4G iPad, and it's not in range of a WiFi network it knows about (or is open), then will the Find My iPad service still work through the cellular network? I ...
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1answer
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Does factory reset notify me of device removal on Find My iPhone?

I have just got my iPhone stolen today. I live in fairly safe neighborhood but I got unlucky. Now, I have searched this question on internet for a fair amount of time now. Making a rookie mistake, I ...
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2answers
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Can be iPhone detected in 'Find my iPhone' service after recover?

I lost my iPhone and while it was turned on I could lock it and put in 'Lost mode' through Apple 'Find My iPhone' service. Unfortunately almost one month it's not found and until now I had hope to ...
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1answer
214 views

Does my computer get securely erased if I do it through Find my iPhone?

I had a catastrophe last night. I accidentally erased my computer from my iPhone using find my iPhone. So I am wondering if my computer gets securely erased like zeroing it out or does it just erase ...
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1answer
6k views

Will I be able to use Find iPhone if my battery is dead?

Will the location of my iPhone be updated if the battery is dead? Is there any way to know if the battery on my iPhone has died?
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Will Find my iPhone app still run when my iPhone restarts?

Will the Find my iPhone app stop when my iPhone 5s restarts?
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Find my Mac: “Online, no location available”

I'm testing the "find my Mac" feature at icloud.com and one of my Macs can't be found. The site reports "Online, no location available". I've looked around a bit including at Apple's TS 4006, which ...
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3answers
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Getting notified when my iPhone is found at a different email address?

If my iPhone gets stolen and I try to use Find my iPhone while it's off, I am given the option to be notified by email when my iPhone is found. I believe this sends an email to my iCloud account. I ...
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How can I track my stolen iPhone 4S phone?

My iPhone 4S was stolen and I reported it to the police and my network. By my iCloud account through Find My iPhone, I had request for remote locking. I don't know if the remote locking worked ...
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How can I know if my iPhone had been erased?

My iPhone was lost 3 months ago and I have decided to erase my iPhone since then but until now I don't know if it erased or not. I'm still afraid that the thief may have access to my private stuff. ...
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If I use Find My IPhone to check on the location of someone in my friend list, can they telll?

If I the Find My iPhone app to check on the location of someone in my friend list in the app, are they notified in any way that their location is being revealed to me?
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1answer
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If Macbook has been wiped, will “find my iPhone” still work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does a MacBook Pro keep dialing in it’s location through Find My Mac after a clean install? My MacBook was stolen last week, and I have just realized that I had set ...
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1answer
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Extend the passcode lock timeout on iPhone 4S and iOS 5 connected to exchange

Preface I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 5 and to prevent Find Friends from asking for a password every time it is opened I have enabled the passcode lock and set it to the max of 4 hours. This is ...
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1answer
182 views

How can Find My iPhone be working with no data plan?

We have an iPhone4 and replaced it with a iPhone5s. In the process of setting up iCloud we registered both of these devices. Now that the phone number has been transferred to the new iPhone 5s, the ...
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4answers
593 views

How do I turn off “Find my iPhone” on my device without wi-fi?

My wifi greyed out/dimmed for no obvious reason. To restore my iPhone I am required to turn off "Find my iPhone". Since I can't get access to wifi through my device (it needs Apple ID password), how ...
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386 views

iPhone/iPad/iPod turn-off blocking?

Its possible to block turning off the iPhone/iPod or iPhone? For example, in case of loss, theft? The point is that the thief could not turn off the iPhone, so I could find iPhone through Find my ...
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How to activate a used iPhone bound to another account (already removed from iCloud)?

I want to pass my iPhone on to a friend. I backed up his old phone and restored it to the new one. After restarting it I see this: This is the case, because I had "Find my iPhone" activated and did ...
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2answers
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iPad 32 GB, running iOS 7.0.2. Unable to run Reset to Factory to restore Restrictions Password

I seem to have quite a problem - which is caused by the lack of possibility to restore/reset the restrictions password (could e.g. be done through SMS like other services do). The problem: ...
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1answer
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Does Find My iPhone still work with a SIM block?

My iPhone was stolen this morning. I've had the SIM, but not the IMEI blocked. It was turned off immediately by the thief. I'm hoping that, as it's got the iOS 7 beta, they'll be unable to crack it ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to download data from a lost iPod?

My daughter's iPod has been (hmmm) taken ^^. I can see it in the "Find my iPhone" app, but before I cancel or wipe it, is it possible to download the content from there? The content is mainly ...
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Location is saying I'm in one place when I'm in another

I was in Walton Liverpool and Find my iPhone was saying I was in Childwall/Broadgreen Liverpool. Is there any reason why it was showing a different location?
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Can you tell if your phone has been wiped via Find My iPhone?

I lost my phone 5/think it was stolen. I had "Find My iPhone" on it. The thing is it was very low on battery and by the time I realised it was gone I think the battery was done - it just showed ...
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1answer
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Can you still track it's location after it has been wiped/erased? [duplicate]

Can anyone clarify the process when a phone is wiped? Let's assume that my phone gets stolen, and the thief being unable to unlock it chooses to wipe the device via a system restore in iTunes. Since ...
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Restored/Wiped- Automatically enables Location Services like in LOST MODE?

iPhone 4s with iOS 7. Like in LOST MODE where the Location Services is automatically turned on eventhough it was OFF before you lost your iPhone, it will give it's location once the device connects ...
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Get wifi address or Mac of lost ipod

My ipod as lost Using "find my iPhone" app, I know it's active near a 20 story building. The iPod is registered on my profile, so I know it's sn. I know apple will do nothing to assist me, but I do ...
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1answer
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How long does a login to “Find my Friends” persist?

I understand the purpose of the login is to keep nefarious people who 'obtain' your phone from knowing the whereabouts to your friends. Does anybody know how long the iPhone keeps the session open ...
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My iPhone was stolen and now doesn't appear in iCloud?

My iPhone was just stolen and when I open iCloud it no longer lists ANY of my phones, even old ones that I still have but my kids use as iPods. What is going on?
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1answer
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Find-my-iphone without internet connection

Will "Find My Iphone" work without wifi connection? For instance, if someone were to steal my iPod they wouldn't be able to connect it without my passcode on the lock screen. And if they can figure ...
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iPhone 4 is locked after using Find My iPhone

My iPhone 4 won't turn on or do anything after using the Find My iPhone app to find it. I already tried to fully charge the iPhone and pushing the power button, but nothing works. Any suggestions? ...
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Does the iPhone's passcode protect the sim?

So my iPhone was just stolen. I have a long - 8 digit - pin. I'm also on the beta version of iOS 7. I think I have Find my iPhone installed and enabled. It's apparently "offline" - it's standard ...
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iPhone4s locked due to “find my iphone”

I have given my IPhone 4s to my niece. I have restored the phone to factory settings before giving it to her now we are trying to set it up and it is asking for my log in details for find my iphone. ...
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Can I locate my iPhone 4 using Find my iPhone if the setting is disabled on the device?

My iPhone is lost. I tried using Find my iPhone but I realised I turned off the setting that is required for this. What can I do?
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Can I find my iPhone if it's lost and turned off?

My iPhone lost when I was skiing. I think its in the snow and nobody can find it. I'm sure that my iPhone has about 40% charge but it turned off because of the freezing. Is there any way to find my ...