Find My Mac in iOS 5 doesn't work?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by kidwithdimples, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    I can find my iPhone but for my MBP it says "No location"

    even though in Sys Prefs -> iCloud > Find My Mac is enabled and also Location Services is enabled in Security & Privacy.
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    I have it setup for my Mac, iPad, and iPhone. I have noticed that it is hit or miss. It never seems to find all 3 at the same time.
  4. mike423 macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2010

    I guess your right, for me the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 are fine, but the iPod touch 4th gen and find my Mac are not working.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  5. munkery macrumors 68020


    Dec 18, 2006
    Some Macs will only wake for ethernet access.

    So if your Mac is asleep and connected via WiFi, it won't wake to provide location data.

    But, Find My Mac will locate the machine when it is not asleep.

    This is why the service can be set to send an email when the machine is found.
  6. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    It found my MacBook Pro. FYI, don't "play sound or send message" to your Mac while you're on said Mac with headphones on. Might be a good way to prank someone though, if you don't mind causing them to have hearing loss.

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