iCloud activation...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by akhilleus, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. akhilleus macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2014
    My dad recently lost his phone (and it was found by a cop luckily) and I tried to "find his iphone" to no avail. It seems I forgot to activate his iCloud on his device, so when I went to try and locate it, it said I had to activate it on the device first. Since he recovered it from the cop, I activated the account on his phone, but just curious if there's any way to activate an iCloud account on a device remotely (in case a situation like this happened again.) I've had this happen to my dad and a few friends who were new to iOS and didn't know they had to turn the feature on. Just trying to figure out if there's any way to work around this in the event someone else I know loses a device without it being activated. Thanks.
  2. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    During phone setup you are asked if you want to activate find my iPhone. You can't turn it on remotely, if it's off.

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