Find my iPhone can be a very useful feature when you’ve lost or misplaced your iPhone. However, prior to iOS 8, one of the downsides of the feature has been that if the device runs out of battery then the feature was useless as you couldn’t track it, nor could you find the last location of your device.
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In February, we reported that California was introducing a bill that would soon require all smartphones and tablets to employ anti-theft technologies. A few months later, the Senate passed that bill. Now, the potential law rests in the hands of the California governor.
There has been a lot of interesting story lines surrounding Find My iPhone over the years, as the security feature has helped numerous Apple users find their stolen or misplaced iPhones and iPads. But for one Peruvian man, the tracking tool helped him locate much more than just a stolen smartphone or tablet.
New Find my iPhone feature in iOS 8 automatically sends the last known location when battery drains to a critical level
In iOS 7, Apple added a new anti-theft feature called Activation Lock to the Find My iPhone service, which ties your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your Apple ID so that your lost or stolen iOS device, cannot be used or restored without the login credentials.
Ever since Apple has introduced that feature, one of the most frequently asked questions has been: Can I bypass iCloud Activation Lock?
Apple released Find my iPhone, which gives you the ability to remotely track your lost or stolen iOS device, as an app in June 10 for MobileMe customers, and was initially available only for some devices. However, with the launch of iCloud, the service became free for all iCloud users.
Apple introduced Activation Lock in iOS 7 that ties your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your Apple ID so that if your phone gets stolen, the thief has to know your login credentials to turn off Find My iPhone or erase the phone to factory state.