Help - Parents use find my iphone to track me

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by seanlee, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. seanlee macrumors newbie

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    I know find my iphone there are many grey areas, like stealers trying to switch it off , etc, some say it's useful etc.

    I am a rather happy go lucky person, I dont urgue back my parent, keeping it to myself.

    But, this find my iphone is getting very annoying. It been 2 years.
    I went to link up my whole family on 1 apple id , now my parent able to track . When I switch it off, there an message and he would ask me to turn back on.

    I have the iCloud password as I create the account for my family.

    Based on the situation, do you all have any suggestions?
    This is one things I dont like about apple products.

    Is there such thing as below
    - Send an email whenever someone access find my iphone or icloud
    - reset or disable the account ( help me think of an excuse)
    or any other suggestions?
     
  2. benjai, Jun 17, 2014
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    - Are you under 18?
    - Did you not pay for your iPhone out of your own pocket?
    - Do you not pay for your monthly phone bill out of your own pocket?
    - Do you live with your parents?

    If the answer to any of these is yes then you'll just have to live it with you ungrateful git.
     
  3. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Why not disable location services? Or create a new AppleID/iCloud email that you (for some reason) really want to use on the phone?
     
  4. seanlee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's not the way to say it.
    I have nothing to hide, just that quite uncomfortable with it. Matters of privacy issue.

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    Disable location services there will be a message when log in.
    Create a new AppleID/iCloud email, similar situation as disabling find my iphone, it will prompt
     
  5. mavis macrumors 68040

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    If it's that important to you, why not simply tell your father that you don't like feeling like you're being watched all the time? Honestly, if this had been an issue back when I was a teenager, I probably would've either left the phone in Airplane Mode most of the time or simply left it at home (if my parents had been stubborn about it). But that's just me.
     
  6. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Or its a stolen phone, and the OP is worried about getting tracked by the owner and thinks pretending to be a child worried about being tracked by his parents is the best way to get advice.
     
  7. seanlee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I not sure how to explain myself, that why I say it's a grey area
    To clarify,
    I heard the latest ios, password is needed to switch it off.

    I do have the icloud account as it created by me,I can switch it off anytime but it will show a message.
    and I am seeking for suggestions

    - Send an email whenever someone access find my iphone or icloud
    if my parent access the icloud , and email get send ,I be more than happy, at least when i access the email under icloud I know when my parent access ...

    let me know what else do you all think

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    That just me, i dont voice out
    They need to contact me.
     
  8. bwerner25 macrumors member

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    So you have nothing to hide, but you don't want your parents knowing where you are? That seems highly plausible.

    Even if you do get to stop email they're going to eventually notice Find My iPhone isn't on. And they're going to see your phone isn't on the device list when they look for it if you use another account. So you can't hide it.

    So your options are:
    1. Grow a pair and tell them what you want. Maybe they'll give in.
    2. Make up some lame ass excuse as to why you need your own account.
    3. Become a better liar to pull off your BS.
     
  9. regkilla macrumors 6502

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    I hate when people right away assume things.
     
  10. seanlee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, you dont get it. The email I am referring is any email notification such as when icloud login, an email is send to that particular icloud email.
    I didnt receive any email like iphone found or etc.

    yes number 2 is what I mention ( - reset or disable the account ( help me think of an excuse))

    Ah nevermind, from your reply, it seem this forum post isnt much help.
     
  11. bwerner25 macrumors member

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    So you're not talking about the email that is sent when you turn off Find My iPhone?
     
  12. seanlee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, that one i already know
     
  13. bwerner25 macrumors member

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    Yeah I don't understand what email notification you're talking about then.
     
  14. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Buy a prepaid phone, forward calls from your iPhone to the new phone, and leave the iPhone at home. That way you don't have to grow a pair (telling your father how you feel) and you remain accessible without being tracked. Problem solved!
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Then you will hate these forums.

    I might be old fashioned but his parents are checking out where is is for a reason that maybe the OP is not telling us.

    Sorry but if he is being supported and living under his parents roof, they have some rights too. If he is not doing anything that he does not want his parents to know about, this should not be a problem. The parents ARE responsible for this person if still under age.
     
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  17. 960design macrumors 68020

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    What did you expect to find here? A bunch of people that agree with you? Most of us are adults and do not agree with you. In ten years when you have kids, come back to this post and laugh.

    I agree with benjai.

    1) Why is it a big concern if your parents are tracking you?
    2) Leave your phone at home. No tracking.

    I doubt your parents have time to sit around and ping your phone every 10 minutes to find out where you are. As parents, we typically work pretty hard to provide stuff for our kids. When we come home, we like to relax, not stalk our children. Sure, sure we like shiny stuff as much as you. If we learn that we can track you, we are going to play with it for a few days. But we get bored, really quickly.

    See, I'm already bored of this. Judge Judy is calling.
     
  18. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I think it's shockingly weird how so many think surveillance society is now OK. Thank God there were no cell phones when I was a kid. You overprotective overfeeding parents are raising whiny diabetic wimps who pee themselves any time their perfect little raising bubbles are pierced.

    Here's what you do kid: get a job somehow and get your own cash to get a cheap Win or Android phone and stick the SIM in. Or just get a prepaid SIM and have the calls and texts forwarded, like poster above mentioned.

    Good luck with the rest of the world. It sucks now.
     
  19. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    This the best, and only useful suggestion in this thread so far.
     
  20. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Suck it up and tell your parents or live with being tracked. Why is it such a big deal anyways if you have nothing to hide?
     
  21. burritolove macrumors member

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    you're not entitled to privacy if you live under your parents house and rules, if they pay for everything you have then those are their possessions and they can track them anyway they want. Be happy they give you an iphone and dont do shady ****. if you are not breaking any rules and hanging out in places deemed ok by your parents they why does it matter if they know where you are; they dont know what you are doing right?

    i hope your parents find this thread somehow and take your phone away
     
  22. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    If you're under the age of 18 and you didn't pay for the phone, they have the right to do whatever they want with the phone, and that may include tracking you. If you don't want them to see where you are, leave your phone at home.
     
  23. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Not assuming, just questioning.....


    When people offer you free stuff, then want your details and credit card number, if you didn't have some kind of cynicism, you'd end up with no money very quickly
     

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