Find My iPhone Goes Free with iOS 4.2

by: - Last updated on: December 17th, 2016

Apple’s Find my iPhone service which was available as part of the annual paid service – MobileMe has gone completely free with the release of iOS 4.2 for all iDevices including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. While the other MobileMe services will still remain premium, this one feature is now available free for everyone.

Note: Download iOS 4.2 [Direct download links]

Find My iPhone was one service which should have been made free long time back. Even though there are many free and paid third party apps to track iPhones, Find my iPhone is the most popular and highly regarded service.


With ‘Find my iPhone’, users can login to and track their iPhones or iPads right from their PCs or Macs. Not just that, users can also make their phones play a sound even if it is in silent mode or remotely locked. One can even wipe the data completely in case he is sure that the device has been stolen.

The rumors about Free MobileMe have started making rounds citing pressure on Apple from HTC’s, which provides a similar service free of cost to its users.

Note that, according to Apple’s press release,

The free Find My iPhone feature is available for iPhone 4, iPad or new iPod touch (4th generation)

Now that’s bit of a dampener for many others (like me).

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  1. my 4G, 2 weeks old, was stolen this weekend…and I never HEARD of MobileMe type apps at all!!! Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda!!!
    They should make customers immediately aware of the option for this type of protection. I know it is optional for privacy, but for a $600 phone, that is very “desirable” on the black market…..REALLY?
    The deal is they have their “ways” at apple to track your phone regardless of apps. It would just be a nightmare if they did it for folks, stolen, lost, or just in the couch cushions I guess….

  2. This is almost useless as it works with sim card. Since the probability that it gets lost or stolen is higher after a whole day of usage, and therefore the battery will be dead or almost dead; all the thief or finder needs to do is remove sim card before recharging it, and Find my iphoe doesn’t work. This is the 2nd time I had my iphone stolen and the message and lock and locator never worked for that reason. The 1st iphone was relocated as the thief was caught on cctv and was recognized at the same place he had stolen it from. It was recovered without sim card and it locked only once I put the replaced sim card in.

  3. Fck this application, fck Apple company, Don’t work on lower version of iphone. I got my iphone 3G and it says my phone is not qualified to use this software. Apple very “modelcist”. What do you think of iphone 3G? not apple phone?