Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone iPad App
Reviewed on 07/11/2010 by

Our Rating: 70 /100 (★★★½☆ )

Find My iPhone iPad App

For those who misplace their iPhone as often as their car key, the Find My iPhone iPad app by Apple let’s you locate, remote wipe, or  send messages to any of your MobileMe synced products. In addition to iPhones, you may also find your iPod Touch or iPad(s) as long as their linked to the same MobileMe user name.

Do note, that to use the Find My iPhone app, you must have a MobileMe account. A full account runs a hefty membership fee of $99/year. However, you can sign up for a 60-day free trial just to try it out. Eventually, as Apple advances it’s cloud technology, MobileMe will one day be free. But until then, it’s worth giving the free trial a shot to give you a good glimpse of this app’s features.

Find My iPhone is an extension of the find my iPhone feature that’s on the mobile me site. It actually looks, feels and works the same way as the online version. Simply log in and experience the the same functionality that you get from the MobileMe Website.

On the iPad, running the find feature will place your linked Apple products on a map within meters. Just in case someone else has your precious iPhone, you can also send SMS-like notifications through the program straight to any device. If the very worse should happen, the remote wipe feature protects your data and private information from falling into the wrong hands.

Find My iPhone is a simple app and carries out the exact function you would expect from the title. In the future, an enhancement that allows users to link multiple accounts together (such as syncing users from family) would help monitor all devices rather than signing into each account separately. While for teens, this would mean parents will always know where you are :twisted:

In this age of technology where more and more of our personal information rests on all of our portable devices. The Find My iPhone app fulfills an inherent need for our gadget loving selves. While the $99/year subscription fee is pricey, the 60-Day Free Trial will last you a bit, and I’m confident within the next two years that MobileMe will be free from Apple.

Features

  • Locate your iPhone or iPad on a map
  • Display a message and optionally play a sound for two minutes at full volume even if your device is set to silent
  • Remotely set a passcode lock on your device (or lock it using your existing passcode)
  • Remotely wipe your device to permanently erase all of your personal data
Available for free at the Apple AppStore:

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