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darthnater Level 1 Level 1

I was setting up Find my iPhone and Find my Mac, and when I signed in to, it told me that location services were disabled. I checked on my phone and they were on. I tried turning location services off and back on, and even turned the phone off and back on and still am getting the same message. Any ideas?

iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • jeremyfromhuntsville Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem. Have you found a solution yet?

  • MPS_BCS Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same problem: "Location Services" was on but "Find My iPhone" said it was disabled. I then navigated to Settings/iCloud/Mail and turned off FMiP. After I turned it back on, I received a query if I would allow the use of iPhone features such as Map. I clicked on "Allow" and - voila - FMiP now works. Strange... but it worked.

  • Renderview Level 1 Level 1

    This is a solution, it worked for me.

  • orthobiker Level 1 Level 1

    Excellent tip.  Worked well for me too. 

  • PAGJD1999 Level 1 Level 1

    This worked for me as well...Thanks for the Tip!!

  • atlas723 Level 1 Level 1

    Worked for me as well.  Thanks!

  • Eric Benhamou Level 1 Level 1

    Seems to work for me as well. Thank you .

  • Gonzo0986 Level 1 Level 1

    Ive tried evrything turning FMiP it off-on, also with locations, and icloud manages to find out whne i turn on-off FMiP, but not with locations....other locations apps working fine...any ideas??

  • sktodd Level 1 Level 1

    This worked for me!  Thanks a lot!

  • Dana Johnson Level 1 Level 1

    The thing I noticed that worked for me was the part about getting to it through settings/mail.  At the top of mail it shows accounts, one of which is iCloud. Tap the iCloud account, then scroll down to where it has FMiP ( probably turned on) turn it off here and on again and you get the "allow" button. Once you do that it works (as long as you have location services turned on, and FMiP set to on in that list) getting to the iCloud menu without going through Mail settings didn't work for me either.  Perhaps it has something to do with the Accounts part?

    Good luck


  • Dana Johnson Level 1 Level 1

    I seem to recall that due to "Sandboxing" apps that want to use OS features like location, compass, contacts etc. now must be authorized by the user to do so through the "allow/don't allow" dialog box.  This protects us against apps that would do all this stuff without our knowing it.  Perhaps this difficulty results from something like that.  In any case,  thanks MPS_BCS you saved us!

  • johnfromnewportmesa Level 1 Level 1

    In my situation, I found "Find my iPhone" in Settings, "On" yet iCloud indicated "Location Services Off"

    I turned "Find my iPhone" settings Off, then on, then refreshed iCloud in Browser and it now has Location Service.


    But, this is going to be hard to do if you can't find your iPhone to reset.

    So I am going to try to check icloud weekly.


    Thinking Different since 1991

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  • HenryCl Level 1 Level 1

    I know this is an old thread, but this happened to me recently, and I found that my phone had 2 icloud accounts registered in account settings, and had fmip active on both accounts.  After a recent iOS upgrade, (not sure which) it only allows you to have fmip active on one icloud account, but since I had it that way since before the upgrade, the setting was still active for both accounts, so when I signed in to fmip with one account I could see the phone's location, but with the other, I would get the "location services disabled" message.  So I turned it off on both accounts, and now it only allows me to have it active on one icloud account at a time.


    Hope this is helpful!

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