Find my iphone tracked wrong phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by paulnik, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. paulnik macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have an Iphone 5s I was given a 6 that I setup restoring from my 5s, I used it for about a week before deciding I liked the smaller 5s better. I wiped the 6 using the restore feature to out of box state and set it up for my partner restoring from her 5.

    Yesterday she found my Itunes ID in her Find my iphone app and freaked out that I was tracking her, i explained I probably used her phone to find mine not that i remembered doing so. After I left for work she logged in to find my iphone with her account, she has her Ipad and 2 daughters registered. she noticed one device was traveling in the same direction as I go to work. The device name was her phone but when she pushed the alert button it didnt beep, the travelling Iphone almost immediatly went off line. She took a screen shot of the map and called Apple, a short time later the offline device was gone from her account and her 6 was there with a slightly different ID. She is now convinced I lied and that it was my phone she saw and screenshoted and once i worked out what was going on I covered my tracks.

    My only thoughts are that somehow in the restore process from 5s to 6 back to 5s then setup for her the phone ID has got screwed up on the apple servers. It was then either resolved after her call to apple or resolved itself as her account shows all the correct devices in all the correct places.

    Has anybody ever experienced something similar or is the above even possible? I am in a situation where I have not done anything but the evidence she has suggests that I or someone has. I work in IT so she is convinced I can hide my tracks and perform miricales so short of confirmation from a third party I guilty in hereyes.

    Thanks
     
  2. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    go your apple ID account and make sure that the iPhone is not listed in your trusted device. Also, you must turn off track my iPhone BEFORE you erase and sell/give away your phone.

    This may help or answer more questions:

    https://support.apple.com/en-lb/HT201351
     
  3. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    Your issue is less with the tech issues and more with the fact that your partner apparently does not trust you.

    Also, I don't follow her logic - if she logged in to her account and saw your phone how does that support her fear that you were tracking her?
     
  4. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    I second kerrikins' sentiment. You've got bigger issues.

    Whatever answers you get from here are not going to satisfy her so instead of asking here I'd go straight to the Apple Store and ask a genius in front of her.

    Then imho gtfu.
     
  5. AronDraws macrumors regular

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    Geezum she's got some major issues if she won't stop freaking out in paranoia over this. It's a used phone she got for free. Not an elite ninja spy incident.

    She took a second-hand phone and with all the linked accounts and stuff, it's bound to happen. She needs to learn to calm the hell down, get over it, and go to the apple store so you guys can get the account link thing straightened out.

    I'm a girl, and I kinda wanna slap her and tell her to get a hold of herself.
     
  6. paulnik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the assistance everybody, I worked out what happened.

    My Partners daughter (who was with her dad at the time) slept at a friends house the night before that happens to be very close to the path I take to work. She left for school at the same time my patner was checking find my iphone and i would have been driving past on a road about 50m away. Needless to say her iphone is linked to my partners account and has the same name, the planets aligned for a whole pile of coincidnces to look very suspicious.

    In fairness to my partner she did have some reason to be suspicious and the whole event had me puzzled, neeedless to say I have now renamed all the iphones in the house to reflect the actuall user and registered them to there own Itunes account.
     
  7. AronDraws macrumors regular

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    Oh good! I hope she understands now how this all works. You didn't deserve her getting all paranoid over it. Im glad you were able to properly rename everything so it's clear. Yay!
     

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