Find My iPhone error/and other alternatives ?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by dd0ngbin, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. dd0ngbin macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2012
    Hey there, I'm new here and I just signed up here just to ask this question referring to my lost iPhone which was stolen Friday (a few days ago).

    So I've really came to the conclusion that someone stole my phone, so it isn't anywhere lost in my home, or my friend's car, etc. My phone kept activating on and off throughout the hours when I kept calling it. (Also, someone picked up but went silent for a few seconds and hung up). So someone definitely did take my phone.

    So I've asked 3 of my different friends to try this Find My iPhone app for me. All three of them kept telling me the same thing, that my apple account needed to be activated. So I activated it, but they still get the same error saying that My account needs to be activated... I'm not sure if this means I have to activate my iCloud account, but my friends keep telling me that I need iCloud for sure in order for this app to happen... Honestly I don't think I ever touched iCloud (call me a dumbass, I know). So I was wondering if there's any possible way to void this error, or if there's any other alternatives in locating my phone? Like possibly viewing my own call log online somewhere, etc. Thank you, I really really appreciate it. :)
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    It means that Find My iPhone needs to be activated on your phone, and location services enabled on the phone itself, for Find My iPhone to work. Unfortunately, it doesn't work if you didn't activate the feature before it was stolen and you try to it find it after the fact.


    Lesson learned: if you want to use Find My iPhone, you need to activate it while you still have your phone.
  3. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Report your iPhone to your carrier as stolen so that the SIM card can be deactivated. Report it to the police, including the serial number (open iTunes and look for the serial number associated with the device.)

    Apple says this.

    When/if you get another iPhone, set up your Find My iPhone as soon as you set up the new iPhone ! There are other features available in addition to tracking the location (remotely lock, remotely erase contents, sound a LOUD alarm from iPhone .)

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