iPad 2 & Find My iPhone app

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by thibaulthalpern, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. thibaulthalpern macrumors regular

    May 2, 2008
    East Coast, USA
    I've been testing out the Find My iPhone app for my iPad 2 (AT&T 3G). I have cellular data turned on but have not subscribed to AT&T's data service. GPS is working. Back home on my own wifi network, me.com can locate my iPad 2.

    Sitting in the public library, I have my iPad 2 connected to the library's Wifi network. On my computer, I login to me.com to see if I can locate the iPad 2 and it can't. It made me think that perhaps the library's wifi system is not allowing me.com to backtrace to get to the iPad 2. Do you think that's happening?

    I don't plan to buy cellular data service on the iPad 2 except maybe once a year for a month so am I screwed that Find My iPhone isn't going to work unless I buy cellular data?

  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I wouldn't be surprised if that connection was firewalled at some point. But unfortunately no, Find my iPhone doesn't work without a data connection.

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