Apple Tweaks MobileMe So Find My iPhone Now Works on Mobile Safari
Article by George Norman
On 23 Feb 2010
Paying MobileMe customers, thanks to Find My iPhone, can track down their device should they ever misplace or lose it. With the iPhone nowhere to be found, you would have to use your desktop computer to access the Find My iPhone feature – which displays the location of your device in MobileMe so that you know where the device is, it lets you send a message that will be displayed on the iPhone’s screen and it lets you wipe the device’s memory clean in case you realize that you cannot get your iPhone back.

This is the kind of functionality that helped an iPhone user recover his device from an unlucky thief; and another user track a shipment from Chicago to Oakland. But if you ever tried to access the MobileMe site on the iPhone’s Safari mobile browser, you would be greatly disappointed. There was no webmail access, no direct access to the iDisk or Gallery apps, and definitely no access to Find My iPhone – until now.


The MobileMe page has since been improved. If in the past the site would advise you to go sit down at your desktop computer and access it from there, it now serves a link which takes you to a page that presents instructions on how to setup mail, contacts, calendars. The new MobileMe webpage also displays links that let you download iDisk and Gallery. And last but not least, the site now lets you use Find My iPhone.

Here is a detailed list of links the new MobileMe site has to offer, as detailed by Apple:
  • A link to setup instructions for setting up Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Find my iPhone on your iPhone/iPod touch.
  • A link to use Find My iPhone from a friend's iPhone/iPod touch if you need to locate your lost iPhone/iPod on a map, display a message, play a sound, or remotely lock or wipe it.
  • A link to download the iDisk app on the App Store.
  • A link to download the Gallery app on the App Store.

Tags: Apple, iPhone, MobileMe, Find My iPhone
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