Find my iPhone seems easy to disable?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by PracticalMac, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Can anyone disable FMiP once they get into Settings?
    I thought it would have a PW protection, but no, just delete the account.

    Sounds like I need to activate PW at all times.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Lock out Accounts in the Restrictions settings. Then it can't be disabled.
     
  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. You just need to enable Restrictions and disable "Account Changes" or whatever it's called. It shouldn't matter to you as you shouldn't be constantly changing your account settings - and people can't disable FMiP.
     
  4. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    turning off the phone is an easy way to disable it.

    the iPhone should require a password when turning off the phone.
     
  5. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, thanks!
    many little details about iOS to discover/learn.
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Even with that restriction on, it can still be disabled by turning off "Location Services".

    It's not a well implemented feature IMO.

    I think Apple should require that you enter the MobileMe/iCloud password to disable it. It'd hardly be an inconvenience and it would make the feature more reliable.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    Then you disable changes to Location Services. Better yet, just setup a passcode for your device.
     
  8. verwon macrumors 68030

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    That's my preferred solution, if it would be lost/stolen I prefer someone else have access to none of the info in it!
     

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