Questions tagged [find-my-iphone]

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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