Questions tagged [find-my-iphone]

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

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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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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 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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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
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I have activated 'Lost Mode' and 'Erase iPhone' but still the thief has access to my photos. How?

My iPhone was stolen 2 months ago and now someone is trying to blackmail me by the photos I had on the phone. I had a 4 digit home screen lock password and I activated Find my iPhone just after they ...
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Will erasing a Macbook Pro via the FindMyiPhone site erase Windows partitions?

My mac was stolen, I requested that the mac be erased on this portal: Find My iPhone. I used Windows 10 via Bootcamp. Will this partition be erased as well? The 'erasing' was triggered last night so ...
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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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Find My iPhone “Erase Pending” & No Passcode

My sister just got her iPhone 6S stolen. She somehow managed to ignore my advice to apply a passcode. We put the phone into "erase mode" right after we noticed it was gone. Theoretically speaking, ...
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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 password be different than my Apple ID?

Can my Find My iPhone password be different than my Apple ID password? I would like it to be different so my girlfriend can see where I am but not be able to access my entire phone.
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After resetting iPhone, does Find My iPhone remain activated?

Suppose the following scenario. iPhone is disabled and the "Continue with iTunes" message is shown. The passcode has been forgotten. iPhone restored via recovery mode using iTunes. iPhone is ...
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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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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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Can I find out through find my phone where my phone last was when the battery died? [duplicate]

I can't find my iphone 6 using find my phone and I am not sure if the battery has died or someone turned it off. Is there any way to find out the last location of my iphone before the battery died or ...
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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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Find My Phone and Deleting iPhone

My iPhone is currently offline. If i erase the iPhone using find my phone will it notify the person who stole it or will it do it without them knowing?
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Restored iPad , old Apple ID, find my iPhone still on [duplicate]

So we have a iPad with an old Apple ID that is now disabled, can't get the restore to work because find my iPhone is still on and it keeps asking for the Apple ID and password of this account to turn ...
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Will it notify my mom if I turn off find my iPhone?

my email is my apple id so if it sent a email to my apple id that is ok, but i want to know if the person who pays for my phone, my mom, will get a notification. Please help.
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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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Find my iPhone: how to identify each device?

A friend of mine got her iPhone stolen. When entering iCloud to activate the "Find my iPhone" feature, I see that her account has 3 phones associated with it. The 3 phones are named: Iphone Iphone (...
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If i sign out of the find my iphone app will the sound still go off?

If I have pressed the "play a sound" button in the app will the sound still play even after I sign out of the app?
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Find My iPhone issues

This answer, or something extremely similar, has already been asked before, at MacBook Pro locked with Find My Mac and won't let me boot. That said, this question is not a duplicate, as I need an ...
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Find my iPhone app won't install on iPhone 6s

The "Find my iPhone" app won't install on my iPhone 6s. I tried several times directly from the App Store and I am unsuccessful
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Does removing an iPhone from my icloud account also erase the data?

I lost my iPhone 6S recently. I think it fell off my car and was crushed because it has been offline (according to Find My iPhone) ever since. I want to erase the phone and remove it from my iCloud ...
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What should I do after my iPhone was stolen?

My iPhone was stolen, what can I do to protect my data and get the phone back?
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Can I report stolen iPhone if I just logged out of iCloud on that phone?

I used to have a phone. It used to be password protected and locked. However, I wanted to jailbreak that iphone and the iphone is safely at my house anyway. One day a female friend saw that iPhone ...
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Does send last location work with location services off?

My question is simple, does send last location work even when location services are off? What are the minimal settings one needs to make it work? Currently this is what I have: Location services are ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro, name changed

My  MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 was stolen two days ago. I have notified the police. I have clicked on “Notify me when found” on the Find my iPhone app on my ...