Find My iPhone (Data charges)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sookainian, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. sookainian macrumors regular

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    #1
    Does Find my iPhone use up any data ??

    Lets say if you lost an iPhone and you use a computer and access www.me.com to search for your missing iPhone. Does it use up any data on your phone ??
     
  2. iErick macrumors member

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  3. sookainian thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    anyidea how much data does it use when locating ??
     
  4. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    #4
    Does Find iPhone still run in the background if you've exited it? IS there something you have to do to make sure it's not running a background process? I've seen a sign out button in the app at the top right but figured that has nothing to do with turning the app off. Exiting stops data right?
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Find My iPhone is very heavily integrated into the OS.

    It's not an App that runs in the background.

    In terms of data usage, a connection is maintained with Apple's servers, similar to the Push Notification service.

    If you have Push Notifications on, you probably wont notice an increase in power consumption and not much more data usage.

    As Find My iPhone works on demand it will also only use a small amount of data when you actually use the feature.

    It will also work over Wi-Fi when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
     

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