Find My iPhone For iPhone 3G(S) & iPod Touch 2G Available

If you are an iPhone 3G/3GS owner who has just updated to the new iOS 4.2.1 platform, you may have been disappointed to see that the free Find My iPhone feature is not available on your model Рby default, that is. Apple has always been known to push the sale of its newer handsets by making certain attractive features unavailable on the older models. This time however, they have simply chosen to make it a much more cumbersome  process.

So technically, it is possible to set up the Find My iPhone feature on your phone provided the service is available in your country. This is how you will do it.

I : Get hold of an iPhone 4, iPad or iPod Touch 4G (from a friend or family member who hasn’t set up a MobileMe account yet). Download the free Find My iPhone app by clicking here.

II : If you don’t have a MobileMe account yet, launch the application and create a new MobileMe account.

III : Now go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add a MobileMe account and enter your MobileMe login credentials

IV : Turn the Find My iPhone on the MobileMe account on

V : Launch the recently downloaded application once again and enter your MobileMe account details

VI : Now get hold of your older iPhone or iPod Touch model and download the Find My iPhone app once again from the App Store

VII : Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add a MobileMe account and enter your MobileMe login credentials

VIII : Launch the downloaded application and enter the MobileMe login account to set up the functionality

IX : If the newer iPhone/iPad model is not yours, disable the MobileMe account from Settings and delete the application.

You are done. You can now track your iPhone or iPod Touch anytime it gets lost.

4 thoughts on “Find My iPhone For iPhone 3G(S) & iPod Touch 2G Available”

  1. You can also use your Apple store account (as your MobileMe account).

    You may need to first add it in:
    Settings->Mail,Contact, Calendar

  2. Note that a qualifying device, like a iPhone 4, is limited to enabling only three non-qualifying devices, like a 3GS, total. This is just coming to light as people are loaning others their iDevice to do so. See the footnote on this Lifehacker article:

  3. Mid-city Mac Man, you can solve that by deleting the MobileMe account from the parent device (iPhone 4, iPad etc.) after the set up on your older iDevice.

  4. dun think so. though the ME account is deleted from the parent device, the parent device ie. iphone 4 can’t create more than 3 new ME accounts as it reaches max i.e.3.

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