How do you add an iPhone to find the my mac app?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by a-m-k, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. a-m-k macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2009
    How do you add your iPhone 5C to order to be recognized on the tracking map? I am using a mid-2012 MBP.

    Thank you!
  2. stu.h macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    Once you activate it, sign in, and turn on "Find my iPhone", it will be there automagically.

    Mine was.
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Once you turn on find my iPhone on the phone you should be able to track it on the MacBook without adding anything.
  4. a-m-k thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2009
    Thank you, you two! I will do that tomorrow. When I do that, since find my iPhone will be on my MBP, will I be able to find my MBP with my iPhone?
  5. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    Yes, so long as you enable Find My Mac in your iCloud preferences on the MBP.

    In my experience, it's a lot quicker at locating iPhones and iPads, because they are often connected to the internet all of the time. In theory, you can enable Power Nap on the MBP so that it periodically updates its location, but I've found it to be rather unreliable.

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