Questions tagged [find-my-iphone]

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

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Does my son know I'm using Find my iPhone when I log on?

If I use Find my iPhone to locate my son's phone, does he know I am checking? Does his phone alert him that I'm checking on him?
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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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Why does a MacBook Pro keep dialing in its location through Find My Mac after a clean install?

Unfortunately my iPhone was stolen yesterday. I did have Find My iPhone enabled, but shortly after the theft my iPhone stopped updating its location. I believe the device was turned off, reset, or had ...
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How should I go about tracking down my stolen iPhone 6 using Find My iPhone?

I have used Find My iPhone to track down my iPhone 6. It's running iOS 8 and the iCloud web app shows that someone has travelled a fair distance with it. How should I go about protecting access to ...
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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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What is Apple's serial number flagging procedure?

My iPad was stolen a couple of weeks ago. I filed a police report, used Find My iPhone to locate the iPad, and was subsequently featured on the local news for a story...sadly, none of these routes did ...
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Find my Mac: “Online, no location available”

I'm testing the "find my Mac" feature at icloud.com and one of my Macs can't be found. The site reports "Online, no location available". I've looked around a bit including at Apple's TS 4006, which ...
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How many devices can be associated with an Apple ID for Find my iPhone?

We're in a process right now to register 100+ company-issued iPhones. Right now the process of creating an Apple ID for each iPhone to be used for Find my iPhone is very time consuming, so my manager ...
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Is an Erased, Stolen iPhone, Safe on iCloud?

My wife's iPhone was stolen, and because our iCloud is connected via Family Sharing, I immediately put it on stolen mode and then erase mode to remove all the data once it came online. I checked ...
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Remotely brick a stolen iPhone or iPad

I asked a similar question on android.stackexchange.com and I'd like to see how the answer compares for iOS devices: If my iPhone is stolen, can I remotely brick the thing, so resale value drops to ...
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Remove a device from 'Find My iPhone' app

I cannot remove any devices from the list of devices in the 'Find My iPhone' app. I have also looked on iCloud.com and cannot seem to remove them there either. Is this possible outside of MobileMe?
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How would Find my iPod work on a locked iPod Touch?

In order for an iPod Touch (which has Find My iPod enabled) to let Apple's servers know where it is located (e.g. via Wi-Fi positioning), I believe it needs to transmit the location over Wi-Fi. Let's ...
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How do I turn off “Find my iPhone” on my device without wi-fi?

My wifi greyed out/dimmed for no obvious reason. To restore my iPhone I am required to turn off "Find my iPhone". Since I can't get access to wifi through my device (it needs Apple ID password), how ...
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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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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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Can't install Find My iPhone app on iPhone 4 as it requires iOS 8

I reset my iPhone 4 as I gave it to a friend. I am unable to install Find My iPhone as prompt says I need iOS 8 to run this app. What can I do? I know iOS 8 is not available for iPhone 4, but apps ...
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Can't find “Find my iPhone” app on OS X

I have attempted all the suggestions listed in Apps on my MacBook Pro but I still can't find the app I am looking for: Find my iPhone. I have checked Applications, Downloads, Spotlight, Finder, and ...
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What does “Lost Mode Pending” mean?

In Find My iPhone, once setting the parameters to enable Lost Mode, the screen displays the status as Lost Mode Pending. Pending? Why is it pending? Outside of the Lost Mode feature, I don't ...
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What to do when iPad is stolen

Recently my apartment was burglarized and my employer's iPad that I was borrowing was stolen from my apartment. I'm located in the US. My employer didn't setup Find My iPad. I used the iPad a few ...
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If my phone is lost and locked, how will someone know how to contact me?

My iPhone 4S is currently in someone else's hands. I can see it with Find My Phone. I have sent a number of messages to the phone in the hope that whoever has it will return it. But since the phone is ...
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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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I've found an icloud locked iPhone, how can I return it to the owner?

A friend of mine found an iPhone 6 in a festival but she didn't have a way to charge the phone for a couple weeks. She is a maid here in Brazil and didn't have the proper charger neither knew how 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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Find My iPhone shows device as 'Offline'

My mom tried to track my iPhone 5 using Find My iPhone. My location services were turned on and everything was working properly. Then it said between a certain time that my iPhone was 'offline'. She ...
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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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Can I find out who is tracking my iPhone?

I received 3 emails from Apple that my phone was tracked using Find My iPhone. It gave the dates and times. Can I find out who is tracking me using Find My iPhone ?
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Would a lost phone still show as offline if someone found it and erased it?

I lost my phone and it looks like it was either turned off or died at 5:41pm. When I use Find My Phone, its says offline. Is this because it's off or is it possible someone erased my phone? If ...
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Does factory reset notify me of device removal on Find My iPhone?

I have just got my iPhone stolen today. I live in fairly safe neighborhood but I got unlucky. Now, I have searched this question on internet for a fair amount of time now. Making a rookie mistake, I ...
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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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Did Apple shut down the Activation Lock checker? Why?

I have an used iPhone 6s that is pin locked and I wanted to check whether it was locked to iCloud or not. I opened icloud.com/activationlock to find out that the service is no longer available. Is ...
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My iPhone is protected by password, is it possible for the thief to restore factory setting?

I quickly activated lost mode in find my iPhone. I worried that the thief managed to restore factory setting before I do that. The thing is before I put lost mode, I disable the 3G dataplan following ...
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How do I locate spouse's misplaced iPhone 6S?

My husband and I have iPhone6 but his is a 6S. He misplaced his iPhone and I want to help him locate it. How do I do that? With my iPad & iPhone I can go to find iPhone and see my devices. How ...
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Will I be able to use Find iPhone if my battery is dead?

Will the location of my iPhone be updated if the battery is dead? Is there any way to know if the battery on my iPhone has died?
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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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How reliable is Find My iPhone “Erase My Mac” feature?

I recently had a Macbook Pro stolen. I used Find My iPhone "Erase" feature which after two days claimed to have worked. But how reliable is this? The computer had a 500Gb SSD in it, and warns that it ...
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How can I turn off 'Find My iPhone' after selling the phone?

I just sold my old iPhone 4s, but it was still logged in to 'Find My iPhone'. How can I log it out without having the phone? I have changed the password and told the person who bought it to see if ...
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Mac Mini locked through Find My iPhone, can't unlock it

So my friend locked his Mac with his iPhone using Find My iPhone. Unfortunately there seems to be no way of unlocking it. I have provided a picture of it below: I really hope someone here knows what ...
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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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Can I find my iPhone if it's lost and turned off?

My iPhone lost when I was skiing. I think its in the snow and nobody can find it. I'm sure that my iPhone has about 40% charge but it turned off because of the freezing. Is there any way to find my ...
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Find My iPad setting prevents restore

I'm trying to restore my iPad because the screen passcode was changed and cannot be remembered correctly. When attempting to restore from an iTunes backup, an error message says to first turn off Find ...
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If Macbook has been wiped, will “find my iPhone” still work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does a MacBook Pro keep dialing in it’s location through Find My Mac after a clean install? My MacBook was stolen last week, and I have just realized that I had set up ...
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How is Find my iPhone still working even when phone is turned off?

My iPhone was stolen a few days ago and goes straight to voicemail when called, but still updates its location on Find my iPhone. Bottom line question is how is this possible if it is supposedly "...
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Does activating Find My Phone deplete the battery on an iOS device being tracked?

My phone is currently riding around New York City under the seat of a taxi cab. I'm watching its progress with the Find iPhone app. My concern is the phone may soon die and a rider or driver will ...
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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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Will my iPhone ring once Lost Mode is deactivated?

Lost my phone, activated Lost Mode not long after. Wondering if I'm able to take my phone off Lost Mode from iCloud, call it and hopefully it rings? I think I lost it down an embankment.
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Can Find My iPhone be linked to multiple devices?

I lost my iPhone 7. While tracking it with Find My iPhone, it died and is now offline. I can't see its last location. I have tried for a week now waiting to see if someone turns the phone on so I can ...
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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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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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Does installing iOS 7 disable Find My iPhone?

If Find My iPhone is activated on an iPhone 4s and I install new iOS 7, will such an installation automatically switch off Find My iPhone on my phone?
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How can I get Find My iPhone to work on a Jailbroken iPhone on iOS 5 with no data plan?

I am using Find my iPhone on a Jailbroken iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1. My service does not have a data plan. It is T-mobile with only voice and SMS. When trying to view the location in Find My iPhone, ...

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