Do I need to download the official app. for Find My iPhone to work?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ann P, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    #1
    I know the feature is there under Location Services but I never really thought about this. Might be a newbie question, but do I need to download and keep the app?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    The app is another way, in addition to the web app when iCloud.com is accessed from a computer, to locate a device on which Find My [Device] has been enabled. Both methods still require signing in with an iCloud AppleID.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope. The App is only used to locate another device. So unless you have other Apple hardware you might be trying to find there is no reason for you to even install the app at all.
     

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