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06-25-2013, 12:24 PM #1
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 can’t 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-anti-theft precautions.
Citing AppleInsider, the new feature isn’t 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.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 06-25-2013 at 12:27 PM.
06-25-2013, 12:38 PM #2
They should make a password to turn off the phone
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06-25-2013, 01:33 PM #5
This happened to me when I restored back to 6.1.4 after trying out the 1st Beta. Told me Find My iPhone needed to be disabled before I restored. Had to enter my Apple ID password before disabling it.
06-25-2013, 01:39 PM #6
Wonder if this still prevents a DFU restore. Doubt it.
06-25-2013, 01:41 PM #7
I use find my iPhone to spy on my Wife. Only problem is... She's really boring :/
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06-25-2013, 01:51 PM #8
I just installed iOS 7. Someone just stole my phone. That thief turned off location services. Find my iPhone cant find my phone.
OK, this is hypothetical, but has always bothered me to have the ability to disable location services and set airplane mode from lock screen.
06-25-2013, 02:16 PM #9
06-25-2013, 03:09 PM #10
I thought this was covered in the keynote.
06-25-2013, 05:44 PM #11
Well duh. Took this long?
06-25-2013, 07:14 PM #12
Yeah what about dfu restore
06-25-2013, 07:41 PM #13
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