How To Set Up Free Find Your iPhone (Even on Unsupported Devices)

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macmulisha

Hmm when I enter my Apple ID I get a message that says its an unsupported Apple Id and MobileMe requires an Apple ID that is an email address. Do I need to create a new ID?

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pyperdown

This smacks of bait and switch. To use my "slightly" older device, I must have access to a newer device?

This was obviously a conscious decision on apple's part. They apparently think we're all morons. Android is looking better and better all the time. I am not joining the rest of the iLemmings.

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Kerrick

Now I can find my 3GS Phone! I should have thought of this myself. Thanks!

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bgiancola

Can't create a free Mobile Me account for my 2nd gen iPod Touch. When I try to setup the account I get a message stating my device is not supported. Your article states that one can setup a free Mobile Me account for older iOS devices. This is evidently incorrect. Has anyone been able to get "Find My iPhone" to work on a 2nd gen iPod Touch?

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bahalana

Did you read the article?? You can get it to work on an unsupported device if you have access to a supported one (borrow one from a friend, etc.). I happen to have an iPad so I used that to sign up for the service, then added my iPhone 3GS (unsupported). Worked just as they said in the article.

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pyperdown

The bigger picture is you can't use it unless you have access to the new hotness. Not everyone does, and not everyone has the money to just go out and buy one. It's kinda like having to buy a new car to replace a seatbelt.

I am getting more and more offended by Apple's arrogance. I find it amazing that people put up with this behavior.

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bgiancola

That means if you don't have access to a newer iOS device your out of luck and up the creek. My brother has a Mobile Me account for his Macbook Pro but does not have an iOS device.

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mpsmith

Worked like a charm - Thanks for the info.

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capssupplier

thanks for sharing,but why not buy new one? i do not know what they thought about that,sharing stylish hats http://www.capssupplier.com with your friends,thanks!

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purplemaizenjm

my phone is telling me I don't qualify, and I just called tech support.. some women answered the phone and it sounded like she had marbles in her mouth... it is not even 8.:50pm eastern time yet and I have people who don't know what they are talking about and they are referring me to the web site for tech support. is this what apple has resign too? this is messed up ..... And this makes the disabled really angry!!!!

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kylerwalker

i don't know why people like their old iphones they should update to a iphone 4 or wait until they come out with the iphone 6 concept

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pjbfny

Seriously? If you want to pay for me to upgrade to an iPhone 4, I'm happy to. In the meantime, I'll stick with my 3GS

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premedios

Well maybe it's because some people are not rich idiots like you and have payments to make and don't have the money to shell out 400 dollars for the iphone 4!

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