Apple Releases ‘Find My iPhone’ App to Locate, Lock or Wipe Lost iPhones

Find My iPhone App Released by Apple

Sure, it’s called ‘Find My iPhone‘, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used on your iPod Touch or iPad… Because it can! The Find my iPhone app has just been released by Apple, and it works just fine and dandy on any of your iOS powered devices, including the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

The purpose of this one is simple. If you ever lose your cherished device, you can use Find My iPhone to find it. Use is fairly straightforward. To start, you’ll need a MobileMe account (you can sign up for a free 60-day trial right here). Using your new login credentials, you can sign in and turn on the Find My iPhone feature for each device you want to locate. Once you’re all setup with MobileMe, pop open the Find My iPhone app and sign in with your MobileMe member name and password. Once in, Find My iPhone will display your missing device on a map and have it display a message or play a sound. To sweeten the pot a little bit, if you fear your device may have fallen into enemy hands (or you just have a lot of sensitive information on it!), you can use this one to remotely lock OR wipe it.

Very cool for sure. I’ve been waiting for some time now for an official ‘remote wipe’ app of sorts to come down the tube from Cupertino. Glad to see it has finally arrived… and best of all, it’s free (ok, ok… it’s true, MobileMe will cost you after your free trial is up. There’s always a catch!). That said, I still very much encourage you to sign up for the free MobileMe trial to give this one a spin… Especially if the data on your iOS powered device is important stuff.

Find My iPhone supports English, French, German and Japanese, and requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Find My iPhone (Free) [iTunes link]

  • Gamerz

    no use at all, i have lost my iphone, and im searching the web for something that can actualy help me! you know like something that can open on my laptop so i can find it!
    this is a dumb app because you wouldnt even think about downloading it if you havent lost your iphone, thumbs down!

  • jo0okrr baghdad

    hello all
    that it’s really good programd … but i was stoline alredy with put this programd or some like that can i locate my iphone or not ??? please answer me
    jo0okrr baghdad

  • LV

    well i have it and it locates it to the exact house.i tested it on my iphone. it’s prett neat. my itouch was stolen but i can not locate it even with the App installed because it needs to be Wi-fi connected. My question is if i “wipe” it what does that do? is it like rebooting it for the thief to use it and so they can reprogram it or does prevent the thief to use it at all?

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