Tracking wife on find my phone

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  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    Funny story... when my wife goes shopping either in town or out of town, I can track her from my iPad at home to see wherever she is at and what malls or stores she goes to. I also track her on her way back home to see how close to home she is. It's a very accurate tracking street by street. She thinks it's eerie being able to be tracked like that. She isn't doing anything out of the ordinary though. And then from my iPad I take a picture of what stores she has been to and where she is at the time and I show her the pics when she gets home. She thinks I am spying on her, but it's all in fun. She is just amazed how I can do that. I told her at least if she gets kidnapped or hijacked I will be able to find her.... or maybe I won't...:D
     
  2. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    Lol :D but this way is easier to get her a nice present too :D ( you know what stores she visite)
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Pinterest is easier.
     
  4. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    My family uses Find My Friends all the time. A typical conversation upon my return from going out at the weekend: 'I noticed you went to Starbucks, but you didn't get me anything!'. We all find it very useful. My teenage kids go to visit friends and rarely know their friend's addresses. I can see exactly where they are and use FMF and Apple Maps to get to the house in question.
     
  5. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

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    A dangerous game to play. Some people's partners won't like it, others will. Take the word of your wife, from her point of view she doesn't like it, to her it could mean a lack of trust, and a lack of privacy both are highly valuable to all people.

    I'd stop doing it, it could also make you more paranoid. All it takes is you to be following her one day as a joke, you asking her where she has been and her innocently forgetting to mention one place she has been to which you call upon. From then on you could feel a lack of trust and end up tracking her movements for real.

    It's a very dangerous game and in my opinion there is a reason as to why it's called "Find my iPhone" and not "Find my wife".

    Lastly I find it to be intermittently accurate, sometimes it is spot on to the exact pin point, other times it can be a few hundred yards out making it possible to mistake it's exact location.
     
  6. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Agreed 110%

    When Photostream first came out I quite innocently setup my iPhone and my wife's iPad to share the stream, thinking that it would be nice to be able to share photos when one of us was out shopping (for example). But when she saw that I could see her pictures she completely freaked out! Maybe I wasn't good at explaining the imagined benefits of being able to share pictures, but she couldn't believe that anybody would actually want this feature; she said none of her friends would ever want such a thing. I tried to explain to her that I know couples who have always shared email addresses (I know several), and she couldn't believe that either. To her it was a complete invasion of privacy and trust, and I had to respect that.

    My advice: DON'T DO IT!
     
  7. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Don't do it! As a women I would find that to be a break in trust with my boyfriend. He always asks what I'm don't. If he needs to know, I tell him.
     
  8. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The benefits of finding one in an emergency far away the so-called invasion of privacy. A recent turn of events really cemented that home. We are all on each others find my friends. If we don't want to be tracked, we turn off location services, no questions asked.

    I don't want to remember multiple apple ids for FMI, so FMF is the next best thing.
     
  9. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Find my wife... Interesting idea for an app....
     
  10. Linkiepoo macrumors newbie

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    Find my wife....Sounds like a app that you never should use.

    Only use find my iphone when you lose it that is the reason to use it, other then that. DONT USE IT!
     
  11. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I don't use it with my girlfriend and vice versa. Nor any of my friends. It just seems too creepy for your significant other to always know where you are at any point in the day. If she went somewhere and didn't want me to know then so be it. I think tracking each other would make us crazy paranoid.
     
  12. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I get the fun of it, but if it becomes an interrogation, I'm out. I don't care how hot you are.
     
  13. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Let's call a spade a spade. OP wants to know if his wife is cheating...
     
  14. missygal Guest

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    I think it's totally creepy and makes me think "controlling"!!
     
  15. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    I find it to be quite inaccurate. I'm talking 30m/50m off the actual mark. While this does seem to be a rather small margin of error, I don't want to be busting down the wrong door accusing someone of having my stolen iPhone, when in fact it is the next house over!
     
  16. boast macrumors 65816

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    My coworker was just telling me this week how his whole family uses that to track each other.

    I think it's creepy.
     
  17. I7guy macrumors G5

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    What you find creepy, others actually find useful applications of today's technology. Tracking by consent is not creepy, tracking without consent is and is happening to you behind your back by LE.
     
  18. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    If they all agreed, why is that creepy?
     
  19. Menel macrumors 603

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    By consent? Zero creep factor.

    My fiancé and I are both cyclist all over the city and countryside. My sister does lots of hiking. Its an amazingly real good safety net.

    Most of your family already knows where you live or work. There's no secrets being revealed.
     
  20. RebornProphet Suspended

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    My wife and I use FMI to see where one another are, for example if either of us is home and we check to see if the other has left work so we can prepare dinner. I also use it check my wife got to work ok as she's in senior management at her firm and travels between four sites and can't text or call while driving. I log into FMI at my work and can see she got there safe.

    We both openly use it to check one another's whereabouts and have no issue with it.
     
  21. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    OP, that you continue over your wife's objections is concerning. That you post on a forum for validation of objectionable behaviour is dysfunctional.
     
  22. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Jimmy boy, stop trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. And who is saying that she objects to it other than you. And for your information I didn't start this post for validation like you are falsely claiming. It was just for the humor of my posting!! I am not spying on her to spy, I just found it funny to be able to show her where she has been. It's not such a big deal like you are trying to make it. Have you no humor in your life?
     
  23. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    I agree. I'd be incredibly frustrated if I express my disapproval of being tracked by my s/o, only to be ignored. Not sure why he had to show her photos of the stores either AND then tell strangers about. Okay....
     
  24. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    This is the exact same way we use it!

    We don't see it as anything creepy or invasion of privacy. We just embrace the fact this technology exists and use it to our advantage.
     
  25. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Huh?

    It is a bit eerie and creepy to track someone like that, man.

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    Is that what he was using? Sounds like he was using his wife's iCloud account and find my iPhone, which was made for personal use.

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    She said it's eerie and that it feels like you're spying on her.

    That's not enough for you to seriously consider stopping?
     
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