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    Find my iPhone working but...
    ...I see that I had to 'enable' it on my phone. Does that mean that some ne're-do-well can 'disable' it after nicking it so that I can no longer find it? In doing so, will that not disable the 'help me' message and remote wipe capability as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacTrooper View Post
    ...I see that I had to 'enable' it on my phone. Does that mean that some ne're-do-well can 'disable' it after nicking it so that I can no longer find it? In doing so, will that not disable the 'help me' message and remote wipe capability as well?
    That is correct.

    As soon as they switch off that option or restore the phone (or if you do a remote wipe) then you will no longer be able to locate your phone. Gizmodo recently posted a article about this too.

    Gizmodo - Whoever Steals Your iPhone Can Just Turn Off Find My iPhone Location Tracking - find my iphone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric559 View Post
    That is correct.

    As soon as they switch off that option or restore the phone (or if you do a remote wipe) then you will no longer be able to locate your phone. Gizmodo recently posted a article about this too.

    Gizmodo - Whoever Steals Your iPhone Can Just Turn Off Find My iPhone Location Tracking - find my iphone
    Well, as Gizmodo says, it isn't intended to be a Lojack for the phone. I'm more concerned that disabling MobileMe on the phone would disable the remote wipe since it is tied to the same service. I see Gizmodo thinks it will still work. Anything definitive out there regarding the message/wipe functions if MobleMe is disabled on the phone? It seems like they could have password protected that setting using the unlock code or your MM password.
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