Find my iphone still flawed

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jmmo20, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    So, I thought this would be fixed by now but Find my iphone is still flawed.. there's not a simple way to add a restriction to avoid anyone turning off the Find my iPhone service. you can restrict changed to location services, and you can restrict the icloud account from being deleted.

    They should have added a simple restriction "Keep Find my iphone always on".
    What's worse: they added a new restriction for "Find my friends" so that no changes can be made.

    Why did they make it so simple for Find my friends but not for Find my iphone?
    I dont' get it.
  2. StanSmith macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2011
  3. jmmo20 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006

    I do, but after 15 minutes.
    Plus having a code always on it's just asking for the perp to turn off the phone or restore it.
  4. CodeJingle macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2009
    'Settings App'=>'General'=>'Restrictions'=>'Allow Changes':'Accounts'=>'Don't Allow Changes'

    Once you do that, shouldn't be able to turn 'Find My iPhone' off (if it was set to 'ON' before turning on the restriction). Although the restriction disables changing a bunch of stuff. Unless that is what you were complaining about.
  5. jmmo20 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    Indeed. Plus if you restrct account changes, you can go to location services, turn it off, and there goes Find my iphone.

    You would have to restrict both accounts and location services.
    But then if you get a new app that requires location services, you would need to turn restrictions off, then run the app again, authorise, then back to restrictions.

    It's plain annoying and stupid.
    There should be an option to always leave find my iphone on even if you turn off location services.
  6. CodeJingle macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2009
    Unfortunately I think that is to do with the big stink by the government not too long about about cell phone tracking. So then Apple made it easy to turn off all of Location Services with a single swipe. You want it to be easy to make it hard for others to turn off 'Find My iPhone'. That probably isn't going to happen for a while.
  7. YoYoCome macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2010
    Honestly, if you've lost your iPhone and someone who is somewhat tech savvy found your phone, it doesn't matter if you have the Find My iPhone on or off.

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