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For questions about Apple’s application Find My in iOS 13, combining two previous applications Find My Friends and Find my iPhone.

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How can I configure my iPhone so that it rings if my Apple AirTag gets less than 1 kilometer away from my phone?

I've linked an Apple AirTag with my iPhone (i.e., I see the AirTag in the "Find My" app). The AirTag is currently in some bag far away, but it will get back to my place soon. How can I ...
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can I temporarily disable an AirTag?

I have the following issue. I want my daughter to have an AirTag in her bag, but I want to disable it throughout the time she in school, as it interacts with her school iPad and makes her ...
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Does Find My save multiple locations for the same name?

In the Find My app I can Edit Location Name e.g. when a person is at their school, I can set that location as having Location Name School. However, the person in question goes to a university, and the ...
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Reset AirTag without iPhone

I recently got an Android phone and forgot to remove my AirTags from findmy before giving the iPhone away. I still have my MacBook. But the findmy app won't let me reset my AirTags as in remove them ...
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Does Apple Watch support precise location in FindMy

I just got a new Series 9 Apple Watch. I was under the impression that it supported the precise location feature in the "Find My" app, both for AirTags, and for iPhone 15's. I can't get it ...
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Problem with Find My

I have a problem with the "Find My" feature; when I want to get my friend's location, he does not receive a notification in which he can share or reject the request. When he sends me a ...
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Why could FindMy not detect a charged Airpod

My Airpod is fully charged I'm not sure where I left it. I couldn't find the location using FindMy. Any ideas what should I be doing? How close should I be to the Airpod to find it?
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Does lost mode post more frequent updates?

When trying to follow an AirTag attached to a dog’s collar, it’s very hard to locate them if they’re on the run, since location updates might only happen every 3-5 minutes, even with a full battery. ...
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Why would AirPods on their own start tracking another person's device?

Is it possible for AirPods to think on their think that they are "lost" and start tracking its location even if the owner hasn't triggered a "Find My" search? Someone I was hanging ...
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Find My app doesn't find my AirTags if they are far from me but only under one MacBook Pro account

I have a few AirTags. They show up fine on my iPhone and iPad but on my MacBook Pro M2 they say the old location of the last time they were near my MacBook Pro, even though an iPad sitting next to it ...
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Locate AirTags without iPad or iPhone

I lost my luggage that had an AirTag on it. However, my only other Apple product, the iPad, was also in the luggage. Find My through iCloud (https://icloud.com/find) doesn't list it. I searched as ...
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Find My on my MacBook Pro refuses to locate my AirTags, is there a way to clear its cache or something?

I have a few AirTags. They show up fine on my iPhone and iPad but on my MacBook Pro M2 they say "No location found". I have an older Intel MacBook Pro and they show up fine there. Same ...
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How do I remove a device that I no longer own from Find My?

I sold my MacBook Pro a while ago and even if I did signed out from my Apple account, I realize now that it still appears in Find My and I see the location of the new owner. When I select that device ...
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Find My shows that my iMac is still logged in to previous owner [closed]

I recently purchased an iMac 2020 which had been previously brought via Amazon in September and returned for whatever reason. It still has its warranty until August 2023 and basically new condition. I ...
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Do airtags beep if they are traveling with someone who does not have an iThing?

Suppose Brian steels ones bag that has an airbag sewn into it well hidden. Brian doesn't have an iPhone or iPad, but rather a feature phone, or alternately an Android device. He takes it with him on ...
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"Find My" app (Mac): How can I prevent the zoom level from automatically resetting every few seconds?

On my Mac (running macOS 12.6 Monterey), in the "Find My" app, when I have the app set to view the current location of a single one of my contacts, after I zoom out (via clicking the "-&...
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Access "FindMy" devices via programmatic interface somehow? AppleScript, CLI, etc

I'm looking to retrieve a list of my Apple devices via FindMy. At the minimum, I want to retrieve my phone's location. Best case scenario, I'd like to get the location of all of my devices (Mac, Watch,...
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The "Find My Mac" setting will not turn on, despite having gone through Apples instructions carefully... how can I fix this issue?

I have followed the instructions here to turn on "Find My Mac", but it doesn't work. I have a Macbook Pro 14 inch 2021, with MacOS 12.4 Moneterey installed. I alread had location services ...
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Can I use a CR2025 battery instead of CR2032 for my AirTag?

I started to see that one of my AirTag batteries was getting low so I decided to change it. I already bought some CR2025 batteries already and when trying with one, it seems to work perfectly fine. ...
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Air Tag not showing on "Find My" on my Mac

I just bought an AirTag to be able to track my bike in case it gets stolen. Thing is, I have an iPad Pro, an MacBook Pro, but no iPhone. I added the AirTag with my iPad which worked great. The tag is ...
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Why is "Find my ... " no longer updating my AirTag's position?

I have an AirTag, a MacBook and a couple of iPhones in my family. If I open the "Find my ..." app on my Mac, the AirTag's position is no longer updated. It is listed as "Last seen March ...
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Old device visible in Find My, how do I remove it?

There is an old device of mine in the Find My app that has been disconnected from the iCloud account and is no longer in my possession. This device does not show up in my settings. How do I remove ...
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How to make M1 Macbook (Pro 2021) useless if lost / stolen?

What are risks specifically for an Apple Silicon device? What can I do to make them less critical? If prepared properly, what shoud I do after my Mac is lost / stolen? Here is my homework research so ...
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Will MacBook be re-added to Find My?

I have lost my MacBook. I went onto Find My on another Mac and it was offline. Accidentally, I removed the device from the Sidebar and saw the following popup, again I accidentally clicked "...
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Leaving behind feature does not work with my Airpods

I was able to configure the "leaving behind" feature between my Apple Watch 7 with my iPhone 11. Works great, however, I want to do the same for my Airpods Pro. The configuration option is ...
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What's the difference between restore iPhone through iTunes and erase phone through Find My (suppose you don't have backups anyway)

So today I'm in a situation where my iPhone is disabled after too many attempt of wrong passcode which by some research seems I need to start over and erase all my data. Which isn't an issue as I ...
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Find My 'Play Sound' notifications history

Someone who's member of our iCloud family was in a funny mood and played with us by notifying some of our devices using the Play Sound feature in Find My app. An email is sent telling that an alert ...
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Share car(s) parking location with family members

All family members have iPhones. We share 2 cars. What’s the best way to have the parked car location update automatically for everyone? Currently I manually share the Parked Car location that appears ...
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FindMy "People" tab not showing

I have upgraded both my iphone and my daughter's (a minor in family sharing) iphone to iOS 15 and now the "People" tab on the FindMy app on my daughter's iphone is not showing and I can't ...
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"Find My" app continually tracking iPhone and MacBook location since latest software update

Since updating my iPhone to iOS 15.0 and MacBook to macOS 11.6 last week, both devices are continually actuating location services whenever BlueTooth is enabled. I see this as a solid white compass ...
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mac OS/iOS FindMy URL scheme: Possible to open a specific person/device/item directly?

Using the URL schemes findmy://friend or friends findmy://devices findmy://items opens the FindMy.app with the respective tab. But has anyone figured out whether it's possible to also activate/mark ...
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Was "Find My" removed from icloud.com?

Previously on icloud.com, "Find My" was one of the options under the dropdown to select different apps. As of today I'm no longer seeing it there. Was it removed and if so, why?
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Why do I have to disable Find my iPhone?

According to the page on preparing your device for repair, you must turn off Find My iPhone before handing in your phone for repair: If you're unable to turn off Find My iPhone, Apple may not be able ...
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How to share an AirTag with family members

I have an AirTag. I would like my wife to be able to see where it is. We are part of a family in terms of AppleID (if I download an app, she can also install it). Is there a way she can also access ...
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What happens if you are being tracked using an AirTag but you don't own an apple device?

While Apple positions AirTags as a tool to find things you lost, it can also be used to (most probably illegally) track other people. Assuming I don't own an iPhone/iPad, how can I figure out that ...
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Does "Find my" offline mode work for you?

So yesterday I tried to test the "Find my" offline mode on two iPhones and one Mac. I turned one phone (A) into airplane mode, the second phone (B) is connected to the internet and marked it ...
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Find my Phone as a shortcut

My wife constantly misplaces her phone. Is there any way to make a shortcut in iOS (or macOS) to enable a one-touch solution to find her iPhone? (I can see her phone in the Find My app).
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How to locate lost AirPods Pro?

I lost a pair of AirPods Pro that were connected to my iPhone. When I go to the Find My app it shows the location of my phone but for the AirPods it just says No location found. Is there some trick to ...
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Find my iPhone: Can everyone who i've shared my location with see each other's location?

I want to add someone on Find my iPhone, but I don't want the people I already have my location shared with to see his location. I've previously only had this with my family so we all have each other ...
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How can I be getting updates on the location of my lost iPad if the device is WiFi-only, with no cell phone hardware?

I lost my iPad mini (current model, 5th generation, running iOS 14 beta), the model that is equipped only for WiFi. This is the model of iPad mini without any cell phone hardware. When I checked now ...
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How do I get the 'Find My' map back in the Messages app 'details' popup on macOS?

I used to have a 'Find my' map on the details popup in Messages, useful for quick access to that info. It disappeared around the time I upgraded to Catalina, so I assumed the feature was pulled. ...
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Why do my airpods show up on Find My as "No location found" even though they are right next to me?

I go into "Find My" app and I see my AirPods listed but it says "no location found" or "offline" even though they are fully charged and sitting right next to me (both the ...
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How to prevent child from using Find My to interact with parent's device?

Both me and my child are members of one Family, with Family Sharing turned on. We use different Apple IDs. When my child opens "Find My" app, my devices are listed there as well. How do I prevent my ...
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iPad OS - limiting user access to Find My app

After upgrading iOS to iPad OS 13.2.2 the new application appeared: Find My. I have multiple devices linked to this apple account, but I want to block access to Find My on the particular iPad, so the ...
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iPadOS Where has Find Friends gone?

I just updated my iPad to iPadOS13.1.2 and can't find some of my apps. I used to use Find Friends - but it seems to be missing in action. I can't even figure out how to search on the iPad
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