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By default, no, there is no way for them to know the device is being viewed through Find my iPhone. However, your son could enable Status Bar Icon so that the device shows the location services icon in the status bar when the location tracking is active. Settings → Privacy → Location Services → Find my iPhone → Status Bar Icon This ...


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No, you won't be able to. It tells you that on icloud.com, before wiping your iPhone:


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It sounds like whoever has your phone hasn't bothered (most likely doesn't know how to) to change the Apple ID and has entered their own contacts in. You should take this information to the police. Then check if there's a contact labelled "Mum", call the persons mother and tell them that their child is a thief :-) Best of luck!


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There is no native Find my iPhone OS X app. You mention that you have downloaded the app using iTunes, in which case you have downloaded the the iOS app. The app will show in iTunes and will only be available on iOS devices. To access Find my iPhone on OS X, you need to go to iCloud.com.


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When your computer gets locked this way, you need to hold down the option key while booting in order to get access to your computer. You will select the drive it is on and then enter a password to unlock it. In the case where that doesn't allow you to fix the issue, you may have an issue with your hard drive. When the folder picture appears in the way it ...


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If you have physical access to the device, to into the iCloud settings and turn off "Find My iPhone". If you don't, You can remove devices from iCloud.com, provided iCloud can't find them. Go to the "Find My iPhone" section on iCloud.com. Click the device to select it, then click the circled "X" on the right. This removes the device from Find My iPhone. ...


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While the phone is locked with a passcode, the only way someone could find the device's identity is to use a paperclip to remove the SIM tray. There the serial number and IMEI are printed on the tray. Also the ICCID (your SIM number) may be visible as well. At that point, the finder could potentially reach out to Apple and/or your carrier that both ...


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Before iOS 7 this was not possible or feasible since iTunes would restore an image of the OS that would be free from any locking. Now there is Activation Lock which neatly pre-empts any attempt to remove the Find My iPhone feature of iCloud. Effectively, with Find my iPhone, your device is effectively locked to your Apple ID. For iOS 7 and later - enable ...


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No, he will not notice tracking. Phone will alert only if you press "Play sound on iPhone".


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Regarding the flagged serial number, I had this done for a client but nothing ever came of it, so either it wasn't ever activated or there is no official procedure for our country. On a side note regarding tracking down a physical address. If your iPad is set to check email accounts such as google or your own hosted mail. As soon as it's online it'll put ...


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Yes - triggering a location update does use more battery than if the phone were simply idle and chatting from time to time with cell towers to be ready to receive a notification, email or phone call. No - the high power location drain when you have a GPS mapping program running in the foreground isn't what happens when you use the web site to request one ...


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The first thing you should do is report it, having the serial number by hand (you can find it on the original box). While the procedure of handling stolen goods might be different in other countries, it's not unlikely police bumps into a batch of stolen goods and will try to get these back to the rightful owners. As for tracking, if you had a Gmail account ...


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Here's what Apple says: Because of how Find My Mac works, you must deselect the box next to Find My Mac in the OS X System Preferences > iCloud pane to remove your device from your iCloud Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac device list. One of the ways this persistence is implemented is by writing a Find My Mac token to NVRAM, the persistent ...


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There is no immediate indication on the device that it is currently being tracked, only that GPS is in use by something. Invoking the GPS will cause the location services arrow to appear in the top bar. The catch is that going into the settings, General -> Privacy, the user can tell what. If FMI is being used currently, the arrow in its box will be purple, ...


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Perhaps it's out of cellular reception (or has had the SIM card removed) but has an active data connection through WiFi.


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Nope. Find My iPhone feature requires internet connectivity to be activated. If your iDevice is stolen, you can flag it as stolen and set up a remote wipe from icloud.com. Next time it is connected to a WiFi or to iTunes, it will check icould and be disabled/wiped. If it never connects or they wipe it before connecting, there is no way to track it.


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From HT1430: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button together for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.


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If the computer has been wiped by the thief, Find my [Mac] may not work for it, and it will likely continue to show offline. There is nothing that can be done at that point in tracking the computer. As pointed out by @Gerry (thanks Gerry), if you wipe your Mac out using Find my [Mac], it may still show up, unlike iOS devices. This is because a Find My ...


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I don't think there is any enforced limit for using one account on lots of devices if all you care to do is use Find My Phone. You will run into the 10 device limit if you try to install apps using this ID, but just entering it into iCloud and only turning on FMP (FMi / FMiP ??!) should scale past the limits people normally reach when using one ID for ...


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No, you can get an app like NetStat and see the ports that open when WiFi is connected as well as when data is available, but not connected. The carriers would know where it was since their cell towers would have a fix on the IMEI (or equivalent for non GSM carriers) - but that database isn't integrated into the Find My Phone service in any way we can see. ...


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On iOS 7 and a newer version of Find My Phone/iCloud, the battery level is reported so you can know approximately how much longer the tracking might be active without a recharge. When this question was asked, the battery level was not shown so the answer then was no. Either way, once your iPhone runs out of power, it will shut itself off. There is residual ...


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The device can't be removed from Find my iPhone by resetting it. Furthermore, you can and probably should set the device to lost mode if you want to put a PIN on it and lock the device with a helpful message to contact you for the eventual return of the device. If you really just want the device wiped, then you can erase it, knowing that still it will show ...


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Use the relevant feature in iCloud to present a message on the screen asking anyone who finds it to call you. If anybody connects it to a wifi network without resetting the device to factory defaults, then they will get the message. I would not lock or erase the device remotely, because then they will not be able to connect it to a wifi network.


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When the device is erased, you should receive an email notification informing you that the device has successfully been erased. This is regardless of whether the device was online or offline when you clicked Erase, since the next time the device is online the device will be erased and an email will be sent. If your device is online, the remote erase ...


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It appears I was slightly half wrong! The above mentioned post is correct and I managed to find the specified directory: /var/mobile/library/configurationProfiles/PublicInfo but only with iFile (not iPhoneBrowser). So I edited the files mentioned: "change maxGracePeriod and maxInactivity to 14400 (it's in seconds, not in minutes) in the files ...


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I'm afraid you're completely right. Apple does even make a statement on its website about it: However, there are some alternatives. But since there is no way to come up with a work around on this problem, 3rd party software, like Undercover allows you to store the latest locations of an iDevice. Where Find my iPod touch will only show you the current ...


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Location on an iPhone requires a data plan. This is because your iPhone’s GPS downloads an “almanac” file to help locate itself. This can’t happen over Wi-Fi, as these files are not on the internet, but on the internal network of your carrier. As for your iPhone not using the Wi-Fi to locate itself, that’s probably because the network is not yet in Apple’s ...


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You can setup your gmail account as default iCloud account. To do this : Go to settings Mail Contacts, Calenders option Add new Email Account Choose iCloud Account Choose Get a Free Apple ID When it asks for Email provide your Gmail Address It will then pair your email with iCloud account so that you can use it as primary iCloud account Once setup is ...


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Someone can easily change contacts by opening the Contacts app or just using the phone app. Because you have iCloud enabled, this will sync all those contacts to the cloud. However, in order for it to sync to iCloud, it must have (had) a interent connection. The other way for someone to change contacts would be if they knew your Apple ID password. It ...


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The erase is very secure - I've not heard of a single success in recovering any data from a one pass zero with modern hard drives. As to what really happened, it depends on what setup your computer has. In the case of FileVault 2, the erase process is very rapid. Everything on the drive is scrambled - even blank space looks no different than a file like a ...



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