11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2010 6:00 PM by lumpy53
Elohim Level 1 Level 1
Why can I disable Find my iPhone in my iPhone without entering a password?
Then what is the point ..?

iOS 4
  • Grant Greene Level 6 Level 6
    Set a password lock for your phone. That way no one can access any of the functions of your phone without the password.
  • Elohim Level 1 Level 1
    - but the program itself should have it's own security setting due to it's reason.
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4
    No, there's no point in password protecting the programme if you can just switch the phone off.
  • Elohim Level 1 Level 1
    It is - if you lose the phone and have no password request set.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    You can leave feedback for Apple at:


    We are iphone users like you.
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4
    Yes, lets password protect every App just to avoid putting one Master one on the phone.

    I find it interesting that now the App is free, everyone is a critic and complains about something they don't pay for when the MobileMe users who have paid for it for years didn't complain.
  • KC7GNM Level 4 Level 4
    I agree. I have been using mobile me for 2 years now and it is great. I love the find me feature and I do have a password lock on my phone. Anyone that doesn't put a lock on their phone is an idiot for not doing it because if it does get lost then they have access to all your data anyways. The only problem I have had since they made it free is using the app on my phone to find my sons iphone 3GS. I always have to put in both my id and password when before the id was always there. Have no problem putting in the password but now it is an email address vs just the mobile me id now.
  • Elevatn Level 1 Level 1
    You can restrict access to mail accounts if you don't want a password lock on your phone for some reason. Go to Settings-General-Restrictions-turn restrictions to ON-Tap Enable Restrictions-Put your password you want in twice-go down to Allow Changes and turn Accounts to OFF. Now you can't access mail accounts to change information without changing that back to ON.
    Hope this helps
  • Elohim Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks. However, I have no problem with having no password on my phone. I often have it on me, but if I loose it, it got stolen, or if I forget it somewhere, bad things could happen if not using password, of course. But I see no sense in having a problem like find my iPhone if it is nit protected to deactivate.

    Why is there even a choice to have no password if you're an idiot not having it turned on?
  • iphonemaniac2009 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks for the great idea for those like me who don't want a general passcode but would like to restrict access to email account changes like mobileme.

    Problem solved.
  • lumpy53 Level 1 Level 1
    Eleantn is right I set my iPhone like that. If you don't lock the phone and gets lost or stolen they can access your phone but they can't turn off the Find my phone service. I only time I lock my phone is when it is not on me, which is only at work. So if I'm out at the mall or somewhere in public and say someone snatches my phone out of my hand (which has been happening quite a bit here in Northern Virgina)they won't be able to shut off the service.