Use find my iphone without backing up to icloud

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Leon12, May 19, 2013.

  1. Leon12 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All

    I this may be an easy one but its confusing me!

    I want to enable find my iphone and to do this I understand I will need an icloud account. The problem for me is however that I do not want to backup my phones content to icloud, rather I just want to leave it backed up where it is in iTunes. For some reason I don't feel comfortable having my data backed up in icloud.

    My question therefore is: Is it possible to use icloud just for the find my iphone feature without having to back up anything to it? I assume its a case of simply selecting an option to 'opt out' of having to back anything up but I just want to check?

    Many Thanks

    Leon
     
  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    #2
    Go to settings>icloud>storage and backup> on or off on iCloud backup


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  3. Leon12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks but will this still enable me to use icloud for the find my iphone feature?

    That is the only part (or thing to do with) icloud that I want to use.

    Thanks
     
  4. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it will. I don't back up anything to iCloud, and find my phone works fine.
     
  5. Leon12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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