Setting up Find My iPhone for free!!

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  1. gentlefury

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    So apparently with this update Find My iPhone is now a free service!! Super cool! And setting it up is insanely easy!!

    Go to Settings
    Click Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    Add Account...
    MobileMe
    Type in your iTunes account info
    Agree to new terms of service
    Switch on Find My iPhone!

    Your done!!!

    Now you can go into the App Store and download the free Find My iPhone app and use it to track the location of all your iDevices!! How cool is that!?!?

    The best thing is you can now log in to MobileMe (even if you don't pay for an account at www.me.com and it will pop up a map with the location of all your iOS devices!!
     
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    brilliant works like a charm thanks for the tip.
     
  3. wrecklass

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    I ran into a strange issue with this, I never got the confirmation email. I logged into me.com from my computer browser and found that there was no email address associated with my account. I added my email address and redid the verification process. Now the Find my iPhone feature works perfectly.

    Hope this helps anyone who had the same problem. I suspect this was because I had an old Apple ID and never used mobile.me, so I never had an email address assigned.
     
  4. Blackbelt

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    I am able to log into my IMac and me.com and locate my both iPad and iPhone however I am not able to use my iPad. To locate my iPhone. Any thoughts?
     
  5. Blackbelt

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    This app has enabled us to view my teen where a bout . She uses her iPhone and knows that I can log into the account and locate her. It has giving us the sense of security and comfort.
     
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    If I try to set up MobileMe on my iphone4 it doesn't accept my id. It works perfectly on my iPad however. I can even see my iPad on my iPhone.
     
  7. Rvh

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    The above doesn't work for me. I have an account with email address at me.com and have downloaded the app. When I try to set up the new email account mobileme in Mail/Contacts/Calendars it wants to send a verification email (which the above does not reference). It says it has send an email to and the field is blank. I can't find that verification email in any of the email accounts I've set up.

    I know my email address works fine in the Apple account because I get the verification emails when I purchase an app.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

    Bob
     
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    I am having the same problem but how do you associate an e-mail address with your account?? I went to me.com and all I saw were the options to download the app or to do the actual setup. I'm sure that I'm looking right past the easy solution but I don't see it. All help is appreciated. Thanks

    ETA - I figured it out. I went into ITunes, looked up my account. Click on my account ID and there was no e- mail address associated with my account. I added it there and voila - it worked.
     
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  9. gentlefury

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    If you can make purchases on your iPad you can sign up. Just make sure you are using your iTunes login. No need to go to me.com to register. No need to do anything special. If you have an iTunes account (if you don't, I don't see how you even use your iPad) just follow the instructions word for word and it will work.

    And it works fine on all of your iOS devices. I have quite a few and I can see all of them.
     
  10. Rvh

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    Word for word

    So, I have deleted the account to start from scratch yet again. Remember that I do have a valid iTunes account with an email address. Heck, the username on the account is the email address, isn't that the same for everyone?

    After I enter the iTunes account name and the password it does NOT ask me to accept the new terms of service, rather it tells me that it needs to verify the email address and to look for a verification email to that address. But, the field where it says it is sending the email to is blank.

    Others have said that they log onto their iTunes account and associate an email address with the account. In my case the account username IS the email address and there is no other field in which to enter an email address.

    For those who have done it this way please tell me where the field is to enter another email address.

    Thanks

    Bob
     

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