OMG, I can’t believe how amazing this is! I just tried this and it actually works! Basically, if you lose your iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch, MobileMe can help you find it with Find My iPhone. Just enable Find My iPhone in the MobileMe settings on your iPhone or iPad. Then sign in to me.com from any computer or using the Find My iPhone app on another iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to display its approximate location on a full-screen map. If it’s a little confusing and all this sounds like gibberish to you, just click on THIS.
Follow the very simple instructions, and voila, you can now locate your iPhone wherever it may be! In case you lose it or someone steals it, it can show you the general area where your phone is. When I tried to locate my iPhone, it showed like a map of our village, and the dot where my iPhone is supposedly located was just a street off. So if you’re not sure if you lost your phone or just misplaced somewhere in your house, this is the best thing for you!
You can apply this to your iPhone, your iPad, even your iPod Touch. For iPhones though, you’ll need iOS 4.2 for it to work. And if this is the first time you’re creating your free account, you’ll have to be on an iPhone 4. I don’t know if there’s a way to put it on an iPhone 3G.
I was supposed to blog about the RX Christmas party today, but while waiting for the pictures to load, I was going to sync my iPhone, when iTunes prompted this new thing and I was blown away! I just had to post it right away. I know someone who just lost his iPod Touch and it’s nerve-wracking. If he only installed this, he would at least know if it’s still in the house or if it was already stolen. He won’t get the exact address of the thief, but he’ll know the general area of where it is now.
I highly suggest you guys install this, it’s unbelievably awesome!