Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    79,939
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 08, 2012
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    87
  • Platform:
    iOS
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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Find My Phone is a free app that can help you locate your missing iPhone 4, iPad, or fourth-generation iPod Touch, and it can even remotely lock or wipe all data from the device. This free, app-assisted service (which requires iOS 4.2, as well as setting up a MobileMe Free account) was previously available only to paid MobileMe subscribers.

Not surprisingly, you will likely never use this app from your device itself, but rather from your Mac (you just go to me.com/find in your browser) or from another device (one that you own, or a friend's--any device that has the app installed will work). Whether you're using your browser or another device, Find My Phone has a similar interface: once you enter your MobileMe username and password (or AppleID), you see your missing device's approximate location, determined via GPS (the accuracy of which, of course, can vary greatly, but it's typically good enough to let you know whether your iPhone is in your house, at a bar, or on a fast-moving bus). You can then display a message or play a sound on the device (a piercing sonar beep that's easily heard even through couch cushions, even if your mute switch is on), lock it up (you can set a new passcode), or wipe your phone completely (which resets your phone to factory settings, erasing all data--including the Find My Phone app).

The most cumbersome part of Find My Phone's interface is the app's setup (which can include signing up for a MobileMe Free account, and agreeing with 14 pages of Terms of Service), but it's very easy--and even kind of fun--to use once it's up and running. And this being an official Apple app, Find My Phone has good documentation. If you own one of the newer devices that's eligible for Find My Phone, you might be very thankful one day that you installed it.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Extremely helpful"

September 02, 2012  |  By valentinearthur

 |  Version: Find My iPhone 1.4

Pros

I use it a few times/year to find my iPhone or iPad.
Also lets me see where my kids are - an underrated use

Cons

It requires you to sign in way too many times. If you check the location once and then re-check just a few minutes later, you have to sign in again. Way too cumbersome.

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5 stars

"Pretty Incredible!"

August 27, 2012  |  By Spolk77

 |  Version: Find My iPhone 1.4

Pros

Accidentally laid my phone down in Target. I knew exactly where I left it, but it was GONE. Saw on "Find My iPhone" app that it was now in a residential area nearby, so we followed it. Led us to the exact house, where a lady's child had picked it up, unbeknownst to Mom. Thank God the little girl was honest and gave it back! Yep, pretty incredible. Smaller radius than the one I got on AT&T Family Map.

Cons

None available here.

Summary

I LOVE FIND MY iPHONE!!!

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5 stars

"Reunited, and it feels soooo good!"

April 13, 2012  |  By bklyn2la

 |  Version: Find My iPhone 1.4

Pros

Thank goodness for the Find iPhone app! My daughter's phone was stolen at a crowded, metropolitan location 6 days ago, and I thought FOR SURE it would never be discovered again. After several failed attempts of reaching the iPhone by calling/remotely locking and remotely locating it, I suspended service and started shopping for a new phone. Since the phone was turned off, Find iPhone could not determine the location; but after 6 days, the thief turned the phone on again. Out of curiousity, I decided to unsuspend service and try to locate it again. Sure enough, it was discovered at a local mall and after a bit of detective work, I was reunited with the device.

Cons

It would be quite helpful if Find iPhone would provide not just a general location, but also an address and a GPS relation point. For example, if the handy "blue location travel dot" would have shown my physical location in relation to that of the iPhone, I may have spent a few less hours interrogating mall employees, while trying to align myself with the phone.

Summary

I'm thankful for Find iPhone in this case. I can see how thieves disabling the app or keeping the iPhone turned off can be problematic in serving it's purpose; but in my case, it was instrumental in reuniting me with my daughter's property. I'm truly grateful for this app!

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1 stars

"promotion of this app is very misleading"

March 23, 2012  |  By jsc1211

 |  Version: Find My iPhone 1.4

Pros

find my phone app can help you find your phone is you've misplaced it in your car, home or off the roof of your car....period. chances are you've lost it and/or someone else has stolen it, unless you are a good detective, you will never see it again and have become yet another victim of ATT / APPLE, because you will most probably buy another phone, for even more $$ (+APPLE), AND that person will set up a new account (+ ATT). So there are your Pros for ATT and APPLE, not the consumer (unless they are the thief)

Cons

if your phone is stolen, anyone can turn it off, disable the find my phone app, in which case you won't find it anywhere. ATT will not help. IMEI # is traceable by ATT but they won't give you any information except to tell you another customer has set up an account using your phone.

Summary

bottom line: ATT / APPLE, only care about new customers, whether they are honest or not. It's sad when people that steal are protected even though they are using a reported stolen phone. I don't understand how this continues and nothing is done to stop it.

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1 stars

"terrible!!"

March 16, 2012  |  By johanvkjr

 |  Version: Find My iPhone 1.4

Pros

probably does what it says

Cons

they just dont seem to give a damn about us unfortunate souls who shelled out over 400 bucks plus another couple hundred in apple care garbage on our still very useable had it not been stolen iphone 32Gs. even had the free version of mobile me. No help in finding MY phone i am just burnt. owned an iphone since they came out but no more. they just left me burnt on my favorite investment and electronic friend. looking hard at the new droids now.

Summary

apple and at and t sucks

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5 stars

"Great app!"

March 10, 2012  |  By sydleibert

 |  Version: Find My iPhone 1.4

Pros

Easy to use. Had an iPhone for about a year and only downloaded this app recently.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

I used this app for the first time today. I was going to the store and then realized I didn't have my phone so I came back home immediately to see if I had left it there because I could have swore I took it with me. Apparently I had sat it on the top of my car and left it there. It fell off about a mile and a half away from my house. I got the two main streets it said it was and drove out there. I walked about 100 feet down the road before I found it. (On a side not: Highly recommend an otterbox defender case. Fell off the car going 45 mph and into the street and onto the shoulder of the road. No damage to the phone whatsoever) GREAT APP!! Don't sit there and think you'll never need it because one day you could make a dumb mistake like I did and it really helps out!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4
Support for Retina display-capable devices Bug Fixes Stability enhancements
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date June 18, 2010
Date Added March 08, 2012
Version 1.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Download Information
File Size 5.6MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 79,939
Downloads Last Week 87
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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