Lost Phone - Can't Locate on MobileMe

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  1. swb1192 macrumors 6502

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    My girlfriend lost her iPhone, but it won't locate on MobileMe. She said it was on. Any ideas on what to do?
     
  2. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    Hope someone finds it and returns it. Sounds like it died to me...
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  4. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    probably the person who found the iPhones knows about MobileMe and drained the battery before you could use the MobileMe service.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't turning off the phone be easier?
     
  6. IrishTiger macrumors regular

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    I just had my first iPhone 4 "being lost" scare. Couldn't find it in the car. Thought I'd dropped it on a street in ATL. But I got home and used MobileMe to locate it, said it was at my house, and played the sound until I found it under the front passengers seat. I've never used a passcode before, but I'm using it now for sure from now on.

    But I just noticed, even with the passcode feature on - you can still turn the phone off without entering the passcode. So if I did lose it, or someone stole it, they could just turn the damn thing off. How useless is that?
     
  7. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Find My iPhone is, practically speaking, a pretty useless tool. Unless you lose your phone at home a lot and need help finding it that way, it isn't a really good program. First thing most phone thieves do these days is turn the phone off.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    'Find my Phone' is a loss-recovery feature. Not a theft-recovery feature.

    I mean, it would be nice if the phone was magical, but there's no real way for that to work. (Unless you're willing to give up the ability to turn the phone off.)
     
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