Apple Sneaks In “Find My iPhone” Into iOS 4.2 For Free

I mentioned this a little in our earlier post about the iOS update but in the newest update to iOS 4, Apple has decided to include their Find My iPhone for free. All you need to do is install the Find My iPhone app, set it up, and then you will be about to fully use all the the functions of the app. The functions include:

  • Locate your iPhone or iPad on a map
  • Display a message and optionally play a sound for two minutes at full volume (even if your device is set to silent)
  • Remotely set a passcode lock on your device, or lock it using your existing passcode
  • Remotely wipe your device to permanently erase all of your personal data

I’ve already set it up on my iPad earlier today and it took no time at all and I was fully up and running. This is a great addition to the feature set of the iPhone and for anyone that needs a security on their phone, this is huge benefit to have, especially for free.

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