iPhone OS 3.0 and Apple’s MobileMe service provide the ultimate security feature: a way to locate your iPhone if you lose it and even send a message or remotely wipe it
Among the exciting new features of the latest iPhone operating system was the very well received Find My iPhone feature. Let’s face it, as an iPhone user, one of your biggest fears is losing your phone. There’s so much personal information stored on the device, not to mention the cost of replacing the phone. By using this great new service not only can you locate your phone on a Google map from any computer, but send a message and play a sound (which will play even if the phone is set to silent). In the worst possible scenario you can even remotely wipe your phone to prevent sensitive information getting into the wrong hands. In order to follow this tutorial you will need to have synced your iPhone with your MobileMe account, so first follow the instructions found at www.me.com and enjoy some peace of mind when it comes to your iPhone.
Step 1: All about Me
On any web browser for Mac or PC, head over to www.me.com. Now log in to your account with your usual MobileMe username and
password before clicking the Log In button.
Step 2: Out for the Account
Click the Account button at the top of the screen (the grey button) and, if prompted, enter your MobileMe password again to access your
Account page. Now click on Find My iPhone from the menu on the left.
Step 3: I spy my iPhone
Find My iPhone will now attempt to find your iPhone using a Google Map. You can change the view to Map, Satellite or Hybrid. Within a
minute or so a blue circle will display your phone’s location.
Step 4: Get the message
You can send a message to your phone by clicking on the Display A Message button and adding text. Check the ‘Play a sound’ box to add
an alert to the message that will play even if the phone is set to silent.