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Question: Have a way to use "Find my iPhone" from any Android device?

Have a way to use "Find my iPhone" from any Android device?

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1.3

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 10:22 AM

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Apr 7, 2013 11:16 AM in response to Eric Ross In response to Eric Ross

I use it from my PC Dell (windows7) via Coogle Chrome browser. And tryed to "Find my iPhone" from my boyfriend Android Mobile Phone, but there borwser says "cannot open this page"....(icloud.com). So if we install google chrome in this android device will this allow us to open icloud.com? Hmm will see that 🙂

Apr 7, 2013 11:16 AM

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Apr 7, 2013 11:28 AM in response to GeriDimitrova In response to GeriDimitrova

You won't be able to go to iCloud.com using an Android phone & Chrome. It will error out, as you've found out. You might have luck using a browser that acts like you're using a desktop computer.

Apr 7, 2013 11:28 AM

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Apr 26, 2013 4:21 PM in response to wjosten In response to wjosten

I attempted to log into icloud.com using both Android Chrome and Android Firefox on my brand new HTC One. Long story short, neither browser could use Find My iPhone, even when requesting the desktop site.


When requesting the desktop site, Chrome is extremely sluggish, to the point of being unusable. Firefox renders better, but neither scrolling nor pinch-to-zoom work, so you're zoomed in looking at only a few of the iCloud icons. Thankfully, in portrait mode, I could see and click on the edge of the Find My iPhone icon.


Sadly, it just sits there with a spinner graphic for a minute, then a popup appears indicating there was an error loading Find My iPhone. :-/


Looks like a bust. At this point, I'll probably just VNC home to load Find My iPhone on my desktop browser. >.<

Apr 26, 2013 4:21 PM

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Jun 25, 2013 12:08 AM in response to Aykay77 In response to Aykay77

Hi guys,

I am also using the HTC one. The simplest way to access apple's iCloud is to use its native browser itself in the "Desktop View"


Follow these steps:

Launch the browser

Click on the three dots on the top right

Enable desktop view

Go to www.icloud.com

Hit OK/Yes on the warning message of "unsupported browser"

You are good to go.I used this to track the iPhone that I have and it worked. Try it.


Also, I am not sure about other android phones, but the "Dolphin Browser HD" is not even listed on the Google play store on mine.

Well the HTC One guys won't need it anyway. 😉

Jun 25, 2013 12:08 AM

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Nov 24, 2013 6:46 PM in response to singalrohit In response to singalrohit

I found the answer. Goto play store and search for "icloud" or "findiphoneonandroid". It cost 1.69 cents but worth it. My slow alactel one touch evolve 3g with 1ghz single core cpu doesn't load dolphin or chrome in desktop mode. I mean it all works great. Not painfully slow. I'm just talking about the icloud. Never loads. I see the map but never get the green dot. This program totally works. Now I can see where my parents are if there are any emergencies. Or if they loose their iphone we can track it. This program toally works and is well worth the dollar 69.

Nov 24, 2013 6:46 PM

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Nov 28, 2013 2:13 AM in response to GeriDimitrova In response to GeriDimitrova

The issue with using iCloud in the browser is that it is extreemly slow. The app mentioned above is essentially changing the user-agent in the browser to 'trick' the iCloud servers into serving the content. There is an argument that Apple simply 'doesnt like' Android users and intentionally blocks them, but it's probably more likely that they care about the user experience of iCloud and it's simply been made to work with fullly featured browsers on descktops or Safari.


If your anything like me, this issue comes up a lot - I have an Android phone but family all use iPhones (and we have an iPad in the house, too).


Anyway, I like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.deltagain.findiphone&hl=en_GB - a simple app. that talks directly to iCloudd servers and doesn't go via the browser. If all you are after is the location of your iOS device then give this a shot.

Nov 28, 2013 2:13 AM

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