iPhone 3GS user needs iPhone 4 user help registering find my iPhone account

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by salilsundresh, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. salilsundresh macrumors 6502

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    I have an iPhone 3GS so I can't register an Apple ID on my iPhone to allow for the free find my iPhone feature on iOS 4.2. I went to the Apple store and none of their devices had the button show up that would allow me to register an account. I don't know why. It's really easy to do, only takes a minute, here's the instructions:
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/find-my-iphone-setup/
    preferably a user like: salil123
    or different numbers like that if that isn't available.
    Just e-mail me the user/pass if you decide to help me out.

    I would really appreciate anyone's help. I am a freelance director of photography in Chicago, IL so if you need any advice relating to cinematography, motion picture camera information, 3D technology, etc I would be happy to help you out in any way.
     
  2. Malsi macrumors regular

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    I don't think there is a free option for you. From what i undersand, the free Find my iPhone is only for the newer generation of idevices. In this case it's only for the iPhone 4 and the newer iPod touch. All the others idevices need to pay.
     
  3. salilsundresh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I believe you are mistaken:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/find-my-iphone-setup/

    "Create a free Find My iPhone account on any iPhone 4, iPad, or iPod touch (4th generation) running iOS 4.2. Once you create an account on a qualifying device, use your Apple ID and password to enable Find My iPhone on your other devices running iOS 4.2."

    Also, it's been proven this works on iPhone 3GS:
    http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/11/how-to-use-find-my-iphone-for-free-on-iphone-3gs-older-devices/
     
  4. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Just do it on a demo unit in a phone/apple store.
     
  5. salilsundresh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, I couldn't get that to work. It doesn't provide an option for registering an account.
     
  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    If you need someone to register you, wouldn't you need to give them your Apple ID and password?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
     
  8. salilsundresh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, they would be registering a new Apple ID and therefore wouldn't need my current Apple ID information.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh I see. And then u can tie in the new apple id registered with your current devices?
     
  10. Anglican-Mac macrumors member

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    FWIW, I have an iPhone 3G and Find my iPhone works on my phone...
     
  11. salilsundresh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would use the user id/password of the new apple id created on the iphone 4 on the iphone 3gs.
     

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