iOS 7 Makes the User Enter Their Apple ID Password to Disable Find My iPhone
In addition to the slew of already discovered features in iOS 7 beta, one of the latest features to be discovered is the need to enter the password of your Apple ID to disable the Find my iPhone feature of an iOS device.
iOS 7 puts a lot of emphasis on security, including a new Activation Lock feature
that will make it so a stolen iPhone canít be deactivated. On the other hand, the new feature requiring an Apple ID password to disable Find my iPhone on an iOS device adds to the sense of security by preventing a thief from being able to disable the Find my iPhone feature.
Without being able to disable the feature, the device, as well as the thief, is open to being tracked by the owner from any other iOS device or computer as long as the device has an active Internet connection. In iOS 6 and earlier, the Find My iPhone feature could be enabled or disabled on demand without an Apple ID password, meaning that a thief could take anti
, the new feature isnít fail-proof; however, it does still add a small layer of security. A smart thief can still turn a device off to get away from the Internet or remove the SIM card to evade some of the many ways of finding a lost or stolen device.
Find My iPhone is a free iCloud-based feature that works on any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Apple even provides a free application in the App Store
so you can manage your devices and find them on demand.