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Questions tagged [find-my-iphone]

Also covers finding iPads, iPods as well as iPhones using iCloud

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I erased my stolen iPhone instead of putting it in lost mode

Recently my iPhone was stolen, and instead of putting it in lost mode, I erased it via Find My iPhone. Is there any way to switch it to Lost Mode? Can I see its last location? And will the thieves be ...
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My iPhone X was stolen. Will my iCloud be logged out if the person resets the iPhone using my phone's password?

The person who steal the iPhone knows the phone password. If they manage to reset the iPhone using my phone password, will my iCloud be logged out? Will it reset my Face ID? I also forgot to turn on ...
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Finding stolen AirPods

I recently had my AirPods stolen from my bag at college. Soon after, I attempted to locate them using the Find My iPhone app but was unsuccessful in doing so. The AirPods appeared grey in the app and ...
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Stolen iPhone - Activation Lock email

I got my iPhone 6 stolen in Brazil a few weeks ago. It had a pass-code and 2 factor authentication. Unfortunately the pass-code was set to only be required every 4 hours so if the thief kept the ...
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What happens if I restore an iPhone with Find my iPhone off?

I have an old iPhone of mine and I made its Apple ID on a burner email (I know very stupid of me, I was in middle school then). I recently found it again after like 2 years of it sitting in some box, ...
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Can you figure out if your friend is sharing their location from their iPhone or MacBook?

Can you figure if your friend is sharing their location from their iPhone or MacBook ?
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OS X Find my iPhone logs

How to check "Find my iPhone" start/stop logs? Thanks. The service was strangely disabled. I already checked some logs through the system Console App.
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How to restrict kids access to find my iPhone / play sound

How can I restrict my kids access to find my iPhone / play sound when using family sharing on iOS devices?
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Find My iPhone: Location not updating

I dropped my iPhone while running this morning and within literally 5 minutes on a deserted street, it was picked up!! I think it was immediately turned off as its been going straight to voicemail and ...
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Find My iPhone: Cancel “Lost mode Pending”

Is there a way to cancel Lost Mode Pending status of my iPhone?
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I sold my old iPhone and it says “offline” will texts messages still show up in it?

I sold my old iPhone to my boyfriends ex girlfriend, I think I went in settings and reset all content and settings. Will my old texts still be on it? And could it still be receiving my text and ...
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Can a friend see how many times I have looked them up using Find My Friends

I am sharing my location with some friends using Apple's Find My Friend service. I am curious to know if they get to know how many times and when I have looked them up using Find My Friend?
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How to turn off Find My iPad without Apple ID password or security questions? [duplicate]

I have a previously school-owned iPad that I would like to restore but in order to do that I need to turn off 'Find my iPad.' I can't figure out my Apple ID password to do this and I can't reset it ...
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Lost iPhone- how Find my Phone works?

My son thinks he lost his iPhone whilst out cycling yesterday-he had no data til he got new months allowance which started today- this morning on find my phone it showed at house but we can’t find ...
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iPhone 6s | Jailbreak broke my phone when i reset it [closed]

Last night i reset my phone through Find My iPhone and its stuck at re-setting my phone and its been doing it for 10 hours now and i'm really confused. If someone could help me fix this i would ...
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iPhone - Remote erase and reset

I bought a broken iPhone SE (bad battery, unlocked with no screen) from the original owner who claims it still works. I installed its motherboard into another iPhone SE and it does work but is locked ...
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iPhone in Lost Mode Can I use same apple id on new phone

My iPhone was recently lost, I put it in lost mode via icloud and I know it was found by someone because I got the email from icloud saying it's been found as well as a last known location...but it ...
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Can someone fool me with their location on 'Find my iPhone'?

Can someone fake location in iphone?
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Activation Lock issues - referring to an email address I never used with the iPhone 8 Plus

I'm having a very strange issue with a recent sale I completed this afternoon for an iPhone 8 Plus. I had turned off Find My iPhone and wiped the device a week and a half ago, and this afternoon I ...
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Find My Friends app accuracy

I have my boyfriend's location on the Find My Friends app and he has mine as well. Normally his location appears to hops around a bit when it's loading on my screen, but it's usually in the same 2-3 ...
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Reset iPad when Apple ID no longer exists [duplicate]

I've read all the techniques to reset an iPad and none of them work. Not only do I not know the password to the Apple ID, the Apple ID doesn't exist at all! It was a former employee's email address. ...
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Remotely wiping an iPhone which doesn't open

My iPhone 6s (iOS 11) is not powering on, and in order to bring it for service, I have been asked to remove it from my iCloud account first. From what I have understood, removing it from my account ...
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Find My iPhone shows my Macbook as Online although it's in Sleep mode

This is a pretty weird 'problem' for me. I always only close the lid when leaving my macbook, today I did the same. After an hour or so, when I checked find my iphone, i saw my macbook as online, in ...
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Can my son block me from finding him with my find my iphone app?

Can my son block me from locating him with my find my iPhone app? Is there a way for me to know if he has turned it off at all? When I was trying to locate him, he's 15, all I was seeing was a ...
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How to return a lost iPhone 8? [duplicate]

We found a new iPhone 8 in a foreigner country, the owner of the phone is also a tourist in that country. The sim card in this phone is a new local sim card that this owner bought at that same day( I ...
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Requirements for iPhone 6 battery replacement

I'm having a friend take my iPhone 6 to the local Apple Store to replace my failing battery. What steps must I take to have my phone ready for the Apple Store technician? I read somewhere you may need ...
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Find my iPhone shows family members' devices

I am trying to understand why are these devices showing when I log into Find my iPhone. I checked each device (belongs to family members) and each is logged into their own iClouds with their own ...
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Remove iPad Mini 4 from Find My iPhone without Wi-Fi

I want to turn off Find My iPhone on my iPad Mini 4 before sending it in for repair since Apple states: If you're unable to turn off Find My iPhone, Apple may not be able to service your device. ...
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Erase Data on my stolen phone without password

I’ve lost an iPhone without a passcode and had put it in lost mode at the moment. However, I would like to erase the data too as I do not want the thieves to see the contents on my phone. But when I ...
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Cannot log out from iCloud to turn off Find My iPhone because the account is locked

I can't log out from iCloud on an iPhone 6 Plus. After I enter the password, a popup is shown saying I need to unlock the account because it's locked for security reasons. I can use the same Apple ID ...
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Removing a device from Find iPhone

I used to have both my phone and somebody else's registered on my Find iPhone in my iTunes account. That person and I have since parted ways on bad terms. I changed my passwords to make sure that ...
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Find iPhone on another MacBook is not showing my MacBook's old location

I lost my MacBook around 18 hours ago. When I log into Find iPhone on another MacBook, it is not showing me the last location of my MacBook. Why would this be? Can I resolve this?
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How do I check when my iPhone was last connected to my Apple Watch?

A few days ago I lost my first generation Apple Watch while traveling. Following Apple’s recommendations, I attempted to check my watch’s last known location with Find my iPhone, but the map was empty....
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Reset a 2nd-hand iPad that has “Find my iPhone” activated

My iPad died to the point it wouldn't even boot up. So I sold it as-is for parts on eBay. Since it wouldn't boot I could not erase it before selling it. I've now been contacted by the buyer (in ...
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Stolen iPhone has already been wiped; is there any way to get it back?

I've had a iPhone that's been lost for a couple of months now. It's been stolen and wiped already, so Find My iPhone doesn't work and Lost Mode is still pending (and has been for a good amount of time)...
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Will MacBook still show as Offline in find my iPhone after it's been restored? [duplicate]

I have received so many different answers and I'm hoping to get one from someone who knows about this specific issue. My MacBook Pro was stolen last week, but it is still showing on my devices on ...
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Can someone reset my iPad without knowing the PIN or having the “Find My iPhone” account access? [duplicate]

Just a hypothetical question. I'm using an iPad Air with a PIN to unlock it and a Find My iPhone set up on it. If I lost it, can someone simply reset it and start using it like if it was a new iPad ...
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How can I monitor usage of an iPad that is probably stolen?

Someone may have stolen my iPad mini 2, or I've misplaced it. Checked on find my iPhone, and it shows up, but it stalls on "locating..." So, now I'm thinking how can I show use of the iPad via all the ...
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Can my stolen 2016 Macbook pro be wiped out and lose the track of it?

My MacBook Pro got stolen, I have file vault enabled but not the Firmware password, too bad from Apple's part not to enable it by default with account's password or at least to raise awareness about ...
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Tracking with find my iphone

Can I see on "find my iphone" a sort of tracking of where my iphone has been for a day? For exampel Between 1 and 5 pm my iphone were on this addresses..etc
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iPad possibly stolen, not appearing in Find my iPhone, what options do I have?

I suspect that my cleaner has stolen my iPad Pro. I restored from an iCloud backup of an iPhone. It does not show up in find my iPhone on safari or my iPhone. I only had the device a week and hadn't ...
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iCloud breach and what to do following it

I have reason to believe that my iCloud account was recently breached and whoever did it is trying to lock my devices. I am aware that this is done through Find my IPhone and that they have set it to ...
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is there a notification on find my macbook?

when you use find my iphone to locate a macbook does it notify the macbook that you are online? If I sign into Find My Iphone on my phone and my macbook is in use by someone else, will they see that ...
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Remote Erase through Find my iPhone — Changed Password

My iPhone was stolen (with the SIM card ejected, on my seat). When I logged in to iCloud it made me reset the password, which meant my Apple ID password was now different from the one on my iPhone ...
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Find my Phone investigation indicated a portable network?

I noticed my MacBook Pro said it was offline when I signed into find my phone. I was using my MacBook Pro and it was not offline. I don't know what other MacBook Pro would be signed in under my Apple ...
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Can a lost wifi iPad Air 2 connect to internet after set in lost mode

I lost my iPad Air 2 with Find my iPad activated. I was able to track it once before its battery died. I set it in Lost Mode with a lock passcode. Ever since the device has always been offline. Can ...
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Lost iPhone, if “Lost Mode” is on would someone still be able to access messages etc?

I lost my iPhone, but I believe I have "Find My iPhone" switched on. If I turn "Lost Mode" on, using a different Apple device, can messages etc still be accessed by a thief?
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What can I do when “Find My iPhone” won't turn off? [duplicate]

I've been trying to restore my iPhone SE (running iOS 10.3.1) from a local iTunes backup, but iTunes on the Mac says that it cannot preform a restore until I turn off the "Find My iPhone" feature. I'...
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Why does the phone light up at times but other times it's dark with a green dot?

Why does the phone light up at times (📱) and others it just black with a green dot next to it?
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lost iphone that might have been stolen

I set my iPhone 6 down at store and it was turned all the way off and I couldn't track it so I think somebody picked it up I wanna know how can I track a iPhone while its turned off