new 3gs feature, locate my iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by enter, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. enter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2009
    So one of the selling points for the new 3gs was the ability to track it if it ever gets missing. Now that I have the 3gs, can anyone elaborate on how it works? do I have to pay for the service? and where should I look for more info on this matter?

  2. bossku69 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    it ONLY works with a MobileMe account, which is discounted at $69 when you buy the service, or $99 if you buy it after. this also includes the ability to remote swipe.

    when i was in the store, a girl was complaining about how it does not work. understand this will not tell you its located in your couch, but rather at a pinned location on maps, similar to an address. IMO, only good for if someone stole your phone and you can find kinda where they live, or if it was in your car and someone stole that.

    personally, Im not a fan of mobileme at all. I had the service before and i was overseas for about 3 weeks last year. the credit card I had on file with them expired and when i got back, i lost ALL my contacts and calendar info... GONE! i called Apple support and there was no way to pull it back up.
  3. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    This feature is not only on the 3GS — it is part of OS3.0, works on all generations of iPhone.
    You just need a MobileMe subscription.
  4. PDACPA macrumors regular


    Jul 16, 2008
    Sign up for the free trial of Mobile Me (60 days).

    Set up the Mobile Me email account on your iphone.

    In the Mail set up, turn on the Find my Phone.

    Got to the website and log in. Click the Account Info and select Find my phone. It will show a map and hone in on your phone. You can also type a message that will display on the phone with a custom message from you to the phone finder.

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