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Find My Friends was not the first location-sharing app when it was introduced in , but by being a first-party solution, it saw incredibly widespread support. Find My iPhone first launched as a MobileMe service in , and became a free iCloud service in It has been a critical piece of infrastructure to help people locate their lost gear. The ubiquity of these services have made them so popular, so oft-used and reliable, that they have become a mainstay of the Apple ecosystem; a reason to stick with Apple, just like iMessage.

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To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. My teen son is traveling in Europe. He has his iPhone which is connected to my iCloud account, so I am able to use Find My iPhone to see where he is more or less at any time. When I locate him, is it using cellular data on his end? He has a limited amount of data on the international roaming plan and it has been used up much faster than expected. I'm not sure if this is because of the locating or if he's managed to do it himself.

Posted on Aug 9, AM. Page content loaded. To answer your question -- n eeds cellular data or wifi. If not when you try to track it, it will say offline. What exactly does that mean? If it means that he or you is sharing an Apple ID, then that is frowned upon. Aug 9, AM. Aug 9, AM in response to zinacef In response to zinacef. To expand on what zinacef said, you do not need to "share" an iCloud account or use "Find My iPhone" to do what you want.

As to question about cellular data usage: I believe but can't say for sure that most of the data usage will be on your end to download maps. He might incur a minimal amount of cellular data usage for you to retrieve his location. His iPhone would use a small amount of cell data to transmit its location back to you.

Since all it does is transmit a set of 2 numbers, usage is very very minimal, so its unlikely its consuming all of its data. Beyond that, not entirely sure what you mean by " He has his iPhone which is connected to my iCloud account".

How is it connected? Are you actually sharing an iCloud account? Aug 11, AM in response to javaliga In response to javaliga. He has a separate account, but they are connected via the "family" features on iCloud. So, I can track him via Find My iPhone. Aug 11, AM. He has his own account and it is connected to mine via iCloud "Family" feature.

More Less. Communities Contact Support. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate. Browse Search. Ask a question. Notebooks Speciality level out of ten: 0. All replies Drop Down menu. Loading page content. User profile for user: zinacef zinacef.

Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. User profile for user: javaliga javaliga. Aug 9, AM in response to zinacef In response to zinacef To expand on what zinacef said, you do not need to "share" an iCloud account or use "Find My iPhone" to do what you want. User profile for user: Phil Phil How exactly are you tracking him?

Find My Friends? Find My iPhone over Family Sharing? Aug 11, AM in response to javaliga In response to javaliga He has a separate account, but they are connected via the "family" features on iCloud. Ask a question Reset.

Find My Friends

It was replaced by the app Find My in The app allowed a person approved by the user, who also had to have an Apple device, to access the GPS location of the user's Apple mobile device. The app could be used to track children, family, and friends, besides others such as employees, without them being notified that they are being tracked. The app could also track the location of a person as a safety measure.

Now, instead of two separate apps, they're combined into one convenient package. But what does that mean for you and your privacy and security?

Some people really love the Find My Friends app because the app can help you find your friends whether or not they contact you. But there are some downsides to this app because hackers and thieves can hack into your Find My Friends account and possibly locate you without your permission. Imagine, too, if your phone falls into the wrong hands. Pros of Find My Friends This app makes it easy and fun to locate where your friends and family are.

Here Are the Pros and Cons of Find My Friends

To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. My teen son is traveling in Europe. He has his iPhone which is connected to my iCloud account, so I am able to use Find My iPhone to see where he is more or less at any time. When I locate him, is it using cellular data on his end? He has a limited amount of data on the international roaming plan and it has been used up much faster than expected. I'm not sure if this is because of the locating or if he's managed to do it himself. Posted on Aug 9, AM. Page content loaded. To answer your question -- n eeds cellular data or wifi. If not when you try to track it, it will say offline.

Find My: How to use Apple’s new all-in-one app to find friends and devices

Set up the Find My app and turn on Find My [device] to get started. Then turn on Share My Location. Location sharing isn't supported in South Korea and might be unavailable in other regions due to local laws. With the Find My Friends app on iCloud. If you don't want your friends to see your location in Find My Friends, you can stop sharing from the app on your iOS device or on iCloud.

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Like many iOS applications that used Location Services, parental controls were available. Find My Friends synchronized with other applications such as Maps.

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Comments: 2
  1. Shaktilabar

    I can not take part now in discussion - there is no free time. But I will soon necessarily write that I think.

  2. Arashitaxe

    The authoritative answer, it is tempting...

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