Find My iPhone Without MobileMe?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ThE.MeSsEnGeR, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. ThE.MeSsEnGeR macrumors 6502a

    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    Hey All!

    Here's my case:
    I'm not a MobileMe User... im not really that interested in paying $100/year for something i raaarely use...
    BUT the 'Find My iPhone' Service is amazing!
    and I would love to have it! but signing up for mobileme just for that is kinda expensive for me... (i know its like an insurance for my iphone if it gets stolen/lost )
    is there anyway that i can use that service without MobileMe... or using something really similar... like: tracking my iPhone, remotely wipe it, sending messages to it, etc...

    Thanks to all!!
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    I doubt it very much is the long story short here
     
  3. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    im also wondering if you can activate the free trail with out your phone near by.
     
  4. Sky Blue Guest

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    Nope, none.

    You can get MM online for $50 - $60 a year.

    No.
     
  5. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Find My iPhone is basically useless. All it tells you is in which part of a city/town it is located. Oh wow! :rolleyes: How about telling me whether it's under my bed or in the fridge?
     
  6. joro macrumors 68020

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    I know remote wipe is enabled in the enterprise. I am using a hosted exchange server for my data and they offer a remote wipe capability with the current iPhone OS.

    As for Find My iPhone, I think it could be done by outside companies but it's probably one of the APIs Apple won't release to developers to prevent them from competing with MobileMe.
     
  7. Willis macrumors 68020

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    It found it on my street for me...
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Maybe more programs will be released that acess the iphones GPS and track down your iphone at all times. It shouldnt be that hard to put together.
     
  9. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    It's not for people who lose their iPhone in their bedroom (although it could be because it emits that pinging noise). It's for people who lose their iPhone miles away and don't realize they lost it until it's too late.
     
  10. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Does this only work while the phone is on. What if it dies, will it still be able to track where the phone is?
     
  11. Willis macrumors 68020

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    If it's off, it cant track it
     
  12. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    There care already solutions avaliable via Cydia (needs Jailbreak) that do and will continue to offer similar functionality without the help of MobileMe.

    //doobi18
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Obviously not...

     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    Are they reliable? Give me some names if you can.


     
  15. C0die macrumors newbie

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    It's very easy and free to set up and track where your phone is.. I set up a free site to track mine..
    www.creeponcody.ca.kz
     
  16. emt1 macrumors 65816

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  17. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    They should be able to code it to work even if the phone is off. Here is my idea. When the phone senses it has around 10% battery life, it auto sends to mobileme servers the current location of the phone. That way, even if its off it will still tell you the last known location of the device.

    I don't see why that wouldn't be possible?
     
  18. Peel macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I'm fairly certain that it keeps the last known location when either the battery dies or it's turned off. What the other posters were saying is that if it gets moved after the battery dies, etc. the service obviously won't know about any further changes to it's location.
     
  19. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    This is my understanding of it also.
     
  20. RipeRetina macrumors regular

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    I just found out that Lifelock has a service called LoJack for your pc or mac but as for the iphone, I am still searching around for that...
    I am still using the free trial of mobileme and don't plan on paying for it just for the find my phone feature. I have a program called coconutidentitycard but it doesn't seem to work with iphones, just macs and ipods.
     
  21. iKatz macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7D11 Safari/531.21.10)

    Do u need to put in CC for trial of MobileMe?
     
  22. FoxMcWeezer macrumors regular

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    I bought a full year subscription for iLocalis a few months ago. Its nice having so much peace of mind when i know im somewhere my phone could be an attempted thievery object.

    Seriously, I NEVER purchase full subacriptions after trials but I couldnt live without the protection it gives.
     
  23. Dwertenb macrumors newbie

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    iLocalis? Security question.

    Sorry, but am I the only one concerned about privacy? So you guys sign up to a service (iLocalis) which is controlling your phone remotely? Including microphone access? There is even no statement on the iLocalis webserver on who is running this service (who is Antonio Calatrava?) from where, no privacy statement, etc?

    Is there any alternative out there where you can collect the data and remotely control the iphone on a server which you own/control?

    Sorry for the paranoia (maybe cuz I'm German). Hope to get some constructive feedback on this concern.

    Dirk
     
  24. modfaith777 macrumors newbie

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    find my iPhone is worthless

    Find my iPhone is worthless because all the thieves are on to it and even if you have your phone locked with a pass code they have figured away around it. Besides even if it told you that your phone was in one of the apartments of a urban gang bang infested building which is most likely where it is are you gonna start pounding on doors ??
     
  25. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    You can remote wipe it so the thieves can't get your info. Amazing Apple gives this for free now and people still complain
     

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