Find my iPhone ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Apple Corps, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    I've tried the search function but did not find what I was after.

    Is there an app to locate one's iPhone? A friend has misplaced hers and is in a PANIC !!!
     
  2. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

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    nope, try calling it. You need to have the new iphone 3.0 software and have a mobile me subscription, and have the phone links. Chances are if your posting that question you aren't setup. You can try calling the phone?
     
  3. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    If she had waited until after updating it with 3.0 before she lost it then as long as she was signed into mobileme then yes, otherwise, probably not.
     
  4. masterell macrumors regular

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    haha i love how you assume they haven't already tried that..
     
  5. C0die macrumors newbie

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    I hate how people think you NEED mobile me..
    There are other alternatives, look at the one I set up on my phone.

    www.creeponcody.ca.kz
     
  6. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    I am fully aware that it's possible to do this using means other than MobileMe.

    Hands up who has set up there own domain name to track their iPhone's location?
     
  7. Apple Corps thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Too funny :) I'll tell her to not lose it anymore until 3.0 is installed. :D
     
  8. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    I know, she didn't think through losing it properly at all eh!
     
  9. C0die macrumors newbie

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    .ca.kz is free and takes 2 minutes to set up, I did it simply to demo it to a few people.
     
  10. Tubink macrumors regular

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    And how did you do this? I'm interested (PM me the info to not clutter up this thread that much).
     
  11. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    Ok, technically, yes I have a domain name... but I'm not sure I want anyone but me to know where my phone is...
     
  12. rasher macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, PM me as well if you can. That's pretty cool.
     
  13. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    Yes but with this you cannot send messages with sound to the phone. With the messages you can offer the finder a number to reach you at or even a reward for returning the phone safely to you. The tones are good because it doesn't matter if the phone is on silent/vibrate - it will still sound off. Oh and Find my iPhone can use triangulation to find the phone if GPS is off.
     
  14. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

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    EXPLAIN!
     
  15. eh270 macrumors regular

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  16. hellrider macrumors regular

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    I would love to know how that website was set up. I imagine it could be password protected.
     
  17. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i'd kinda like to see it too. why not make a thread and show everyone how? :)
     
  18. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    I too would like to know. I doubt I'd ever give anyone the url... (girlfriends especially) but that's pretty cool!
     
  19. Titan12 macrumors regular

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    Im actually pretty interested in seeing how this is done as well!
     
  20. SqB macrumors 6502

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    instamapper.com

    View Source works wonders sometimes.

    It only works when the instamapper app is running.
     
  21. pmbooks macrumors regular

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    Yeah, for $120 a year (first month free, yippee)!
     
  22. edtorious macrumors 65816

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    I noticed the "Find My Iphone" feature in Mobile Me website but it is still not functional till we get 3.0. Was this feature available on the Mobile Me website awhile back ever since they announced it or just now? I wasn't checking before and just checked now.
     
  23. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    It became available shortly after the keynote at the start of WWDC 09.
     
  24. Tubink macrumors regular

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    It's a feature they announced for 3.0
     
  25. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Just so you and your friend know, Find My iPhone is no good for misplaced iPhones as it won't tell you whether it's under your bed or in the fridge. :(
     

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