Does Find My Friends work at all?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by levitynyc, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    I can't find friends, can't invite friends, can't accept invitations...

    I keep getting server errors or messages telling me to verify my apple id.

    My wife invited me, but i cant accept the invitation as it tells me to verify my apple id on appleid.apple.com "cannot connect to find my friends"
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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  3. levitynyc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How do I do that?
     
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  5. tygrubb macrumors regular

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    Works great here. What is the specific problem that you are experiencing?
     
  6. Mortalias macrumors 6502

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    Check your email, and you'll find one from Apple asking to verify your ID. Just click it and you're on your way.
     
  7. levitynyc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i can't get them to send the verification email. it says both my .me and .mac address were already verified under a different apple ID, which makes no sense at all.

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  8. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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  9. tygrubb macrumors regular

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    I think this is part of a larger problem, then, not just specifically with Find My Friends. A lot of people are having Apple ID issues (myself included), from verification problems to not being able to access certain services (there's tons of threads in the iCloud forum here and over at Apple Support Discussions). I'm afraid the only thing we can do at this point is sit tight and see if things get resolved in the next few days. Sucks, I know. You'd think they would have anticipated stuff like this after the MobileMe launch fiasco.

     
  10. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    While I understand how it works technically, it's still rather creepy.

    But the solutions simple. And obvious :)
     
  11. levitynyc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I tried. Doesn't work at all. Keep getting the same verification error messages, the occasional server error.
     
  12. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    You have to move to the cloud first. Once you do...it works great.
     
  13. levitynyc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've already move to iCloud.
     
  14. thecypher macrumors regular

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    Same problem here. Keep getting the validate ID error. I go to the website and it says my ID is already validated or in use or some nonsense like that.
     
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  16. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I have this working using my iCloud ID -- been able to track friends when I want to.
     
  17. BLOND37, Oct 16, 2011
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    BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

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    yea i got mine working on my iphone 4 with ios 5.. i just need than 2 frineds LOL
     
  18. RolledUp20s macrumors regular

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    have you just upgraded from iPhone 4(or older) to the 4S?

    i have and had to re-register and confirm all account settings again.

    everything works fine now
     
  19. det2004 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone else have the problem of the GPS updating slowly? I thought my wife and I could use this to see when one of us gets near home when we are waiting for each other, but it doesn't track very well, just updates every couple of minutes.
     

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