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Enabling Find My iPhone in iOS

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod

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If you’ve had the need to use Find My iPhone to locate your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad even a single time, you know the outstanding utility of this feature. Once limited to paying MobileMe customers, it’s now free for all iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod touch, and iPad users, and will continue to be when Apple makes the transition over to iCloud. If you haven’t yet set it up on your device, here’s how to do so.

Open up the Settings app, then tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and tap Add Account. Choose MobileMe, then use your Apple ID—it can be the same one you use for the iTunes Store, or a separate ID, if you have one—to sign up. Don’t worry if you’re not a MobileMe subscriber—logging in with a non-MobileMe ID will still give you access to the following screen, on which you can toggle the feature on and off. Turn it on, and you’ll be able to login on the web or from another iOS device using the same login and track, lock, remotely wipe, or just display a message or play a sound on your device.

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1

I’ve tried this several timesin the last few months and I never get a verification email from Apple to complete setup. I’ve look in the spam folder and nothing. Any thoughts?

Posted by Jason on August 18, 2011 at 7:44 AM (PDT)

2

I have 4 devices signed into my mobileme account, I’d like to change them to my Apple store sign in name and password (different from my mobileme name and password). How do I make this change?

Posted by gear on August 23, 2011 at 2:36 AM (PDT)

3

I can’t tell you how many times a week I use this feature and how handy it’s become.  I have 4 iPhone 4’s and 2 iPads on my account.  I have 2 kids that it has been very useful for, my daughter has miss placed her phone many times in the house or left it at grandma/grandpas and find my IPhone has worked flawlessly!  Play a sound is a great way to find it when it’s in house and works much better then calling the phone.  I could go on but I think most people with iPhones get how good a feature it is!!!

Posted by Kurt on August 23, 2011 at 5:54 AM (PDT)

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