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Find my iPhone keeps tracking me?

I have disabled Find my iPhone (under Settings > My Account > Find My > Find my iPhone > Off): As suggested by bmike, I've also disabled tracking for the "Find my" app: However,...
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How accurate is Find My Network for a turned off iPhone

I had my iPhone 11 stolen last week. The theft shut it down but I'm still able to localize it from time to time with Find My Network. It seems to be in an underground parking garage. I was wondering ...
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What would happen if Lost Mode is activated while an iPhone is in use?

Sadly my iPhone was stolen the other day while I was using it. I activated Lost Mode as soon as I physically could. If the thief managed to keep the phone unlocked in the meanwhile, does the phone ...
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How are Apple devices maintaining persistent connections with Apple servers for things such as APN, FindMy network, etc

Apple devices such as iPhones and Macs are able to receive near real-time notifications from the APN system, as well as frequently checking in with the FindMy network, and more. I am wondering how ...
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why does find my friends show my email to those i share my location with?

I just shared my location with a friend and on their phone it shows my apple id (email address) rather than the contact name they have for me in their phone. I’ve tried deleting my location and ...
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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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Can I enable Find My (and only Find My) on an iPad?

I'm setting up an old iPad to act as a "smart home controller" for visitors. (It's a few years old, but still able to run iOS 15.0.) As part of this, I'd like to turn off iCloud, so that ...
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Get Bluetooth (AirPods) logs

I am trying to find the last location of my lost AirPods. Is there a chance to find a log file in my iPhone showing the last connection with them? I do not have a macOS in order to use this solution ...
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How do you find an AirTag on the web

How do you find an AirTag on the web using iCloud.com's FindMyiPhone (not the app?)
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Can I recall (cancel) the erase my iPhone command [duplicate]

I had lost my iPhone, and I initiated the erase iPhone using iCloud. But, in the meanwhile, I found the iPhone. I am holding it in airplane mode, and it is still not wiped. I'm aware that if I turn on ...
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Lost one AirPod Pro — but “find my“ thinks it is together with the other one!

I lost one AirPod pro in my house. However, even though the other AirPod is in its charging case, when I ping them on “find my”, only the one I have makes a sound. See screenshot. When I click on “...
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What advantages are there to removing a stolen device from your iCloud account?

Apple's stolen iPhone advice lists the final step - after having erased the device - as: Remove your lost or stolen device from your list of trusted devices. However, it is clear from the "If ...
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Find my phone stopped working from homepod

I use find my phone often by asking siri on my homepod. However without changing anything siri now says "before I can help with that you'll need to update your information in siri settings on ...
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Does IOS "Find My" App work when the app is not open? If so, why?

The following is all pertaining to IOS (14): (and assume locations services are turned on) If you go to settings -> privacy -> location services -> Find My there are three options: Never Ask ...
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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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Stolen iPhone disappeared from "Find My iPhone"

My iPhone 11 got stolen yesterday. The "Find My iPhone" feature was enabled on it so I tried using iCloud to find it. I was able to see it on "iCloud Find My iPhone" until today ...
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How does the Tech Support know my exact location given my location services is turned off?

When I logged in to support.apple.com and search for the nearest service provider, it said it is not possible, as I expected. My location services are turned off since Day 1. There is no particular ...
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Find my iPhone unknowingly turned off

I recently saw that "Find my iPhone" was turned off on my phone. I am 100% sure that I have never disabled Find my iPhone, and I believe it should be enabled by default. Does anyone know of ...
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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 do I change my iCloud password when it’s stolen?

My iPhone was stolen. And they have my iCloud password and changed it. Is there a way I can change it without it going to the iPhone or change it at all?
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Find My constantly using location services

On my iPhone in settings under privacy->system services. Find my iPhone always has the grey navigation arrow next to it, It has been like this for over a week. 3 days ago I noticed that find my ...
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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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Restrict "Find My" on kids' iPad

Is there any way to restrict access to the Find My app on my kids' iPads? I'm concerned about the possibility of precocious six-year-olds marking their parents' devices as lost or remote wiping them.
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Stopping own iPhone from being erased after being deleted from within Find My iPhone on iCloud.com

A friend of mine has very recently deleted her iPhone 6S Plus with iOS 12.4.6 (the "deleted" iPhone) from within Find My iPhone via iCloud.com by clicking on the "Erase iPhone" option thinking that ...
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How to find lost ipod touch that's offline. Bluetooth is still on and can connect to my headphones

My 3 year old niece was playing with my ipod touch and she can't remember where she put it last. It's still in the house somewhere but i can't find it. The wifi is off but the bluetooth is still on ...
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How to prevent iPhone from being turned off? (security intention)

Is there a way to prevent the phone from bring turned off while locked? The idea is to prevent thieves power off the phone so I could still track phone location using iCloud Find My Phone tool.
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Find iPhone using Apple Watch

I’m imagining a scenario in which I lose my iPhone. There's nobody about so I cannot go to Find My on iCloud. But I still have my Apple Watch on my wrist. Can my Apple Watch do one or both of these: ...
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How to find an iPhone when using AirPods and Siri?

When I ask Siri “where’s my iPhone” it answer in my AirPods instead of making noise on the iPhone. Any workaround there to get iPhone to speak up ?
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An old email address is being associated with my Apple ID. How can I remove this?

When I signed up for my first Apple ID, I used a Yahoo email address. Then when gmail came out, I somehow switched my Apple ID sign on email address to my new gmail. A few days ago, on a new Apple ...
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How to delete an old iCloud account from an iPhone if the Apple ID has been deleted

I deleted my old Apple ID but forgot to log out from iCloud. I now can't reset my phone without turning off Find my iPhone because you need to sign in to iCloud to turn it off. I asked Apple Support ...
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How to find exact location of my lost iPhone

I lost my iPhone. I used Find My iPhone. It is located in a furniture store which I have visited today. I want to know where exactly is my iPhone located. I have my portable WiFi hostspot and I ...
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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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Find My iPhone - location services

I've been checking system services within my location services regularly and have noticed the grey arrow by the side of Find My iPhone (FMIP). I understand this means it was accessed in the last 24 ...
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Security risks of disabling "Find my iPhone"?

I need to disable Find My iPhone function for the period of repair at Apple's authorized repair partner (which will last several days). Can it impose any security risks to the on-device data and/or ...
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Change iPhone 6 Battery with Find My Iphone

I have an iPhone 6 with battery issues. It has find my iPhone enabled but the appleid is locked (it was my girlfriends and she has forgotten everything). The phone was originally registered to me. ...
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Locating AirPods using "Find My iPhone"

I saw this advertisement online: How does this work, technically? From my understanding, AirPods are only Bluetooth compatible. If I lost my AirPods, would I need to be within Bluetooth range to be ...
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Lost my iPhone 6 [duplicate]

My iPhone was stolen two month ago around 16 February 2019. I made sure it was in Lost Mode in iCloud and it was immediately in offline status when I opened iCloud. I am positive the thief switched ...
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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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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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