Find My iPhone now up on mobileme site

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by exhibit.b, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. exhibit.b macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Just tried it out. It found me on the map but not my exact location. Just a big circle of the area I was in.
  2. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    Checked it out. Worked for me on first gen iphone. Of course it's not dead balls accurate but it's in the area. Send a msg to it too, pretty nifty.
  3. TurboSC macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2007
    If only they allowed you to self-destruct your device remotely. I'd rather chance a few hundred dollars for the opportunity to convert my stolen iPhone into a glass time bomb. Teach them to steal iPhones...
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    Worked great for me. Message to the phone was pretty quick. Nice feature.
  5. JGruber macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2006
    It was very fast and very accurate for me... scary accurate in fact. Also I now can find out where my wife is spending my money at! haha!
  6. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    You guys notice too that they call the sms/mms messenger on the mobileme site "iChat"?

  7. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
  8. Abcmsaj macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2009
    Can I have a little help? :\

    I'm 17 years old, have a Sunday job, and I'm getting the 3G S next week.

    I was just wondering if it would be worth me getting MobileMe? You guys all seem to be in the know - What reason did YOU buy MobileMe?
  9. exhibit.b thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Its worth it if you can find a good deal. I got a family account last xmas for 30 bucks on amazon. I like it. I like have a address. I use idisk all the time. Its just simple for me when i use iphoto or imovie and it lets me upload to idisk right from the application.
  10. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    Wow, is that ever a great deal! Do you remember what time of year you found it. I know at Christmas time, but before? After? I have to watch for that this year. Was it an Amazon sale, or did you nab it from an affiliated seller?

    I like MobileMe a lot. I use it all the time to keep files accessible to myself from the various places I'm using a networked computer. iDisk coming for the iPhone will make it better, I expect, although I still have the now-removed MobileFiles, which seems similar.
  11. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina

    exhibit.b is right and it looks like Apple will continue to release new features for the iPhone, Macs and MobileMe. Soon Apple will be releasing the iDisk app that gives you easy access to your files on your iDisk on MM.

    Also if you have an AEBS or Time Capsule with MobileMe you can access a hard drive hooked up to them and access files that way to.
  12. exhibit.b thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    It was like a week before christmas. It was from an affiliated seller. Also try to find a .mac 5.0 account instead of the mobileme accounts. Those tend to be cheaper. But its all the same thing.
  13. qpid360 macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
  14. Justinf79 macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2009
    Considering I have MobileMe, this could be rather cool. :)
  15. mtehonica macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2007
    Anyone able to get the sound to work while the phone is in silent mode?? Mine just vibrates. :confused:
  16. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Make sure you check "Play sound for up to 2 minutes" otherwise it just sends the message without any sound.
  17. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    I sent it without the check mark and it played the usual notification beep when it came in.
  18. mtehonica macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2007
    Yup I did, but I just realized it you have your sound turned all the way down under Settings->Sounds then you will not hear the sound it plays. Hrm.
  19. mathewr macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    Hi. I went to It says no iPhone registered. Any help would be appreciated.
  20. mtehonica macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2007
    Do you have your email account set up on your iPhone?
  21. hardliner macrumors member


    Aug 20, 2006
    Old Europe

    how can I activate my iPhone (Orinigal one with the metal back) with MobileMe? Or do I really have o wait till 17th June for OS3?

  22. mathewr macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    Yes I get my me email on my phone. Thank u for seeing my question and trying to help
  23. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Are you using iPhone OS 3.0?
  24. cualexander macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    For the Find my iPhone to be really useful this is what they should do. When the iPhone's battery is around 10% left, automatically send a location marker up to the mobile me servers.

    So even if your phone is dead, it can say, "Your phone was last powered on at this location...."

    If they did that, it would be super sweet.
  25. JGruber macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2006
    or it would be nice for them to add the 'Find my iPhone' feature in the MobileMe preferences on the Mac. So I don't have to access and login in and stuff to find it. It's not hard, but it would be easier in my opinion.

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