Is my friend just being parnoid? regarding find my iphone...

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    MY friend of mine keeps getting parnoid having location services on he thinks it hurts his battery life but more importantly is worried that having find my iphone on means that anybody can find his location and thinks people could find out his password on his apple ID and track his home address where he also has an ipad. He hates having it on at home thinking anybody could find out his address.

    Is he being stupid here?
     
  2. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Find my iPhone is fine as long as you have a good password and don't tell anyone the password. Although location services do use some battery I rarely notice any extra battery usage.
     
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it's an opt-in thing. Who knows where an individual's comfort level sits. Secure passwords and full control over the apps involved would make his fears largely unfounded. But maybe he has reasons to be fearful.
     
  4. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

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    Completely freak him out by typing his name and state in a search engine like ZabaSearch.
     
  5. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Thought location services only affect battery life when you use something like maps or something?
     
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Sure, I think he's being too paranoid, but if he's uncomfortable then he should turn it off.
     
  7. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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  8. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Thats what I was trying to say. Having them turned on rarely uses battery except when you are actually using them.
     
  9. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    All the time. Doesn't bother me one bit.
     
  10. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    my whole family has over 15 apple devices all using find my service
     
  11. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    i may be wrong but i think it only uses location when someone logs into Find my iPhone.
     
  12. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. 4 iPhones, 2 iPads, Macbook air and 2 iPod touches all use it. No drain in battery life unless you actually log in and track the item, at which stage the GPS comes on for a few seconds, gets its location and reports it back, then waits for you to refresh it again, so the GPS is not on continuously anyway.
     
  13. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I suppose you look at it like this...if somebody knows your ID password you have bigger issues than just if they can track you on find my iphone ha.
     
  14. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Ignorant, actually. If he's that worried then why does he have an iPhone to begin with?
     
  15. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    He's just worried that somebody could track where he lives thats all...don't see why you would question why he has an iphone.
     
  16. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    This one is kind of spooky. Thanks for the link.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, very.
    Nobody would have acess to that information unless he gave them his Apple ID and password in order to log in to the findmyiphone app.
     
  18. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I guess the biggest thing is having a password nobody could ever guess.
     
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