Questions tagged [find-my-iphone]

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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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How do I change a device name from the iCloud web site?

My family has several iPhones listed under the "Find my iPhone" section of the iCloud web site. Unfortunately, they all have the same name "'s iPhone". Two of the phones are older models and have ...
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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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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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Will iOS upgrade require me to enter iCloud password?

I am using an iPhone 5s which is associated to an iCloud account with Find My Phone turned on that for various reasons I won't be able to get the password for. This hasn't really been a problem so far ...
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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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Find My Phone App shows my IPOD Touch is in California, but I have it with me in Missouri

I have all of mine and my kids Apple devices set up on Find My Phone. We're always misplacing one of the ten! Today when I went to find my daughters IPOD Touch it shows that the location of it is ...
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Can you wipe a MacBook pro's ssd if it doesn't have a firmware password?

My MacBook Pro got stolen, and I have file vault enabled but not the Firmware password, too strange on Apple's part not to set it on by default when you set a user password or at least to raise ...
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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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Possible to change computer name on Mac without logging in

Is it possible to change the computer name on a Mac without logging in? Background to this question is the following. My work pc was stolen and I send an erase command to the stolen pc while he was ...
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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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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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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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Using AirPods Pro with iPhone 6 Plus - any way to add to Find My iPhone?

They're not officially supported (6s is oldest model listed), but they appear to work with limitations. The only one that bothers me is not having it tracked in Find My iPhone. Is there another way to ...
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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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How accurate is the location detection on the iPhone's Find My iPhone app

How accurate is the GPS on the iPhone's Find My iPhone app? I used Find My iPhone app to track a friend. The first 3 stops were dead on but when it refreshed it showed them to be several streets over ...
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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 and can't see on find my iPhone

Someone stole my iPhone yesterday and Find my iPhone was on. We were tracking the place and then they might have turned the phone off because it appeared offline. Today I couldn't find my device on ...
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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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Will my device's location be shown in Find My iPhone if it is connected to iTunes?

Two days ago I lost my iPhone 5s. It could have been stolen. I've reported it to my carrier and police yesterday as stolen. I got Find My iPhone enabled, but when I login to iCloud there is no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lost iPhone not connected to Find My iPhone!

Lost my iPhone and it wasn't connected to Find My iPhone, how can I find it?
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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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