Questions tagged [find-my-iphone]

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How to delete Macbook from Find My iPhone without erasing data?

I have an iCloud account and there are my phone and a macbook which not belongs to me. I removed it from Apple ID and settings in iCloud, but it is still in Find my iPhone. I only able to erase this ...
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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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How do I link my sons phone back in Find My iPhone

Son lost his phone so I went to Find My iPhone. I locked his phone then accidentally removed it from Find My iPhone. How can I link it back?
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iCloud locate last tracked position?

I've lost my iPhone, and its power has run out. Is it possible to use iCloud to locate where it was last detected?
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Lost MacBook's last detected location

I received notification that Find iPhone's remote erase had been started on my lost MacBook on a specific time. I suppose someone brought it online, Apple detected it and initialized the remote wipe ...
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Does Find My iPhone upload its location when connected to iTunes via USB?

If Find My iPhone is active for my iPhone, will it upload its location if the iPhone is connected to an Internet-connected PC or Mac using a USB cable? Normally I would imagine it would ask for a ...
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Does Find My iPhone send a notification when being reset?

If I use Find My iPhone to reset my phone, will it give a notification that it's being reset? Someone has my phone and they will eventually get my passcode and I NEED to reset it so they dont see ...
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How to activate lost mode on iCloud for iPhone that cannot be located?

I lost my phone in a taxi just after landing at an airport. My phone was in airplane mode and I cannot locate it with iCloud. On iCloud help pages, it says I can turn on the lost mode. I tried: ...
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Phone activation problems

Ok I got this Iphone4 and it s already got a apple ID and it wont let me sign in for my apple ID so im waiting to see what happened.
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iPhone 6 was stolen

My iPhone 6 was stolen. Used find my iPhone app and put it into lost mode on my iPad. Got a text from Find my iPhone app stating it was located. But now I don't see it in the find my iPhone app ...
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Can I find my stolen iPhone if someone reset it and uses different AppleID?

I recently bought an iPhone iOS 9.2.1. I am worried, if someone stole it, reset it and uses different AppleID, can I find it?
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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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Resetting a bought used iPad 2 [duplicate]

I'm buying a used iPad 2 through Craigslist. He has lost his iCloud account info for that iPad 2. If he does a factory reset on the iPad 2 and I bought it after reset, would it be possible during set ...
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My iPhone was stolen [closed]

My iPhone6 was stolen and the thief was Erased my id from Icloud In my country I do not get police help How can I track her position Or it back together
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How to use “Find My Phone” beeping feature (not location sharing) with a different Apple ID

My girlfriend and I both have iDevices. We each have our own Apple ID. Every once in a while one of us misplaces a device... you know the drill, "Honey, could you call my phone for me?" And then it ...
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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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iPhone 5s, lost Saturday, asking a question about stolen phones that I don't think anyone is asking

Details had it at restaurant lunch, may have had it at my only stop on way home (ice cream counter), after being home 30 minutes looked in car & didn't see it. Called it, straight to voicemail. ...
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Disable iCloud after changing Apple ID email address

I previously had my Apple ID set up with the email address old@a.com, and I enabled iCloud and Find my iPad on my iPad with this Apple ID. Then, at some point later, I changed the email address on my ...
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How can my iPhone status change to online if it was locked when stolen

My iPhone 6s was stolen a few days ago, however because I was running out of data I switched off my mobile data before that happened. When I got home I tried to track my phone and lock it using Find ...
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Help! How do I locate a missing iPhone?

My brother's phone got stolen. I tried locating it with "Find My iPhone" but the app doesn't show up so I guess it's not installed on his device. I don't think we ever connected his device to iTunes. ...
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Restore data in iPhone

I accidentally went into my phone and deleted my phone from Find My iPhone, I was surprised to see that all my photos and contacts and app were deleted, I want to restore my old data back, how can I ...
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Finding iPhone which is on silent

I have an iPhone 5 on silent in my room (somewhere). iCloud's Find My iPhone feature obviously will show me that the phone is in my building. Is there any other way I can try to find it? Is there an ...
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find my iphone application

My find my iphone was being used, not by myself. It could be my ex. Is there a way to see where that person used the find my iphone to figure out where i am? Maybe narrow it down to a certain State ...
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Activating iPod that is linked to another Apple ID — previous owner not available [duplicate]

I bought an iPod off of ebay, and went to activate it. However, it was linked to another person's Apple ID and I have no contact with them. The ebay seller does not have the Apple ID either. Is there ...
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If I erase my iPhone remotely, what happens to my iCloud backup?

My iPhone 5s just got stolen and I did all the proper procedures (activated lost my iPhone on icloud.com and cancelled my data with my carrier). Am I, by any chance, in risk of erasing my phone ...
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Recovering Lost Mode then Deletion from Find my Iphone

I have 2 iphones and today I had an experiment; from Find my Iphone App I have turned on lost mode in one of my phones and then I've erased it. Now I see "This iPhone has been lost. Please call me. ...
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Can't log out of someone else's find my iphone without their icloud password

I just got a previously used iphone from my work. However, the previous owner is still logged into their icloud account. Whenever I try to logout of their account it requires their icloud password to ...
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My iPhone was stolen a while ago

So my iPhone was stolen a while ago, but today I have received an email from Apple saying it has been located. I signed into my iCloud account, but my iPhone does not show up. I am not sure on what to ...
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Find my iPhone email on login

Before, Apple would send an email when my Apple ID was used to login to Find my i iPhone on another device. Did Apple take away the email notification when your Apple ID is used to login to Find my ...
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iPhone 6+, Find my iPhone in lost mode

I lost my iPhone 6+ and and turned on the lost mode. However, my password is very easy to figure out. Since the location services automatically turns on, will it stay on (unless he/she turns it off) ...
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Will lost mode take effect even when the phone is reset?

I lost my iphone 5s today at the movie theater, and I'm pretty sure someone stole it... There's a passcode lock on my phone, and I have tried to enable lost mode on Find My Iphone, but the device is ...
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Is there any possibility to find my father's lost iPhone?

My father has lost his iPhone 6 which was not signed in using an iCloud account. Is there any possibility it can be found?
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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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Can I erase a missing device to iCloud after removing it from My Devices?

I had to return a dead iPhone to my phone carrier, so I needed to 1) erase the phone, and 2) remove it from the Find My iPhone app on my iCloud account. The phone is still in my possession for a day ...
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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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How to turn on email notifications when Find My iPhone is used?

I actually liked getting email notifications when Find My iPhone was used and all of the sudden they stopped. I can't find any options to turn them back on. Anyone know why they stopped or how to get ...
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iPod in Lost Mode went online. I did not receive email notification

I lost an iPod 5, with iOS 7.1.1. It had Find My Iphone enabled. WiFi and GPS were off. Within a couple of hours of losing it, I went to iCloud, and set Lost Mode for the iPod. I also set a custom ...
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Unlock recovered iPod after losing it and setting Lost Mode, and test it

Story of a lost (and incredibly recovered?) iPod I purchased an iPod 5 on Aug '14, it has iOS 7.1.1. I lost it in Jan '15. I did not have any credit card info in the device. Background info The ...
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What could cause two different iphones to incorrectly show my address as their location?

Two different people have come my door today looking for their lost iPhone. Both seem to show the exact same location, the middle of my backyard. Both said they lost an iphone 5, one on tmobile, the ...
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Screen not working on water damaged iPhone and can't disable Find My iPhone to restore

I've got a got water damaged iPhone and the screen no longer allows me to see anything at all. It turns on fine and I think in some parts the touch sensors work as well. I could use Siri yesterday but ...
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If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work?

If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work? I turned off Location Services, but iOS 8.3 is allowing me to leave Find My iPad turned on. The message underneath says though: ...
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iPhone lost and erased for no reason

I've had my iPhone for 2 years, and this has never happened before. I turned airplane mode off and my phone screen turned white with the apple logo and had a loading bar underneath it. Once it ...
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I have forgotten my iCloud username and password and need to turn Find My iPhone off. What can I do? [duplicate]

I have forgotten my Apple iCloud username and password. I can't remember the email address I used to sign up for the account. I need to turn off Find My iPhone before sending my iPhone in for ...
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iPhone disappear from Find My iPhone

My iphone6 (iOS8.3) was stolen in Vietnam during my holiday and I've activated lost mode half an hour later and erase iphone later on. The erased action was pending for about 36 hours and now the ...
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Why am I not getting notified by email when my Find My iPhone is used?

I am not getting notified when the Find My iPhone app is used or even if I try searching via iCloud. How can I enable them?
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Can Find My iPhone still locate a device if it is restored with DFU mode?

How does this work? You can restore phones in DFU mode but you're faced with Activation Lock if you have enabled it. Will you still be able to locate it?
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Restore my iPad

I forgot my passcode on my iPad and I can't restore it. I plugged it into iTunes and did the manual restart. I logged onto iCloud and took my iPad off of Find my iPhone so I could restore it. The ...
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Can stolen iPhone still be tracked using Find My iPhone after restoring? [duplicate]

My iPhone has just been stolen. The chances of the thief resetting is high but will still be locked to my iCloud. If they reset it and connects to a Wi-Fi in hope it's not locked to iCloud will Find ...
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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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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 ...