Apple’s Find My iPhone feature, which was first announced in September 2015, lets you use iOS 7 to locate your iPhone if it’s in your lock screen.
You can then remotely unlock the phone.
While Find My Apple feature was intended to make finding your iPhone more convenient, it’s actually a privacy nightmare.
Apple has said it doesn’t track the location of Find My Phone, and it doesn: “If you use Find My Mobile feature, Apple will not track your location or receive any personally identifiable information about you or your device from Apple or its partners.”
A few weeks ago, Apple added a section on its site to make clear that users shouldn’t install Find MyPhone app, as it could be used to track your movements.
“Use of Find my iPhone, Find my Mac, Find My TV, or Find My Camera can be used by third parties to track you online or through third-party services,” the company wrote.
The app’s description reads, “Find My Mobile offers an innovative way to search and track your mobile phone and identify you in real-time.”
“The Find My Mac app is a great way to keep track of your Mac and other Macs,” the description reads.
“Using Find MyMac, you can quickly find and track Macs that you may have misplaced.
This includes computers, tablets, laptops, phones, and more.
The Find MyTV app allows you to find and follow the latest TV shows, movies, and shows on YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and other platforms.”
Even if you’re not using Find MyiPhone, the app still tracks your location, which means it can give you a general idea of where you are and when you’re close to a location.
In some cases, the Find MyMobile app may even display your location.
The app will send an SMS if it detects a location change, but it won’t do anything with it if you’ve disabled Find My iPhones feature.
To disable Find MyPhones feature, go to the Settings app and tap on Privacy.
Then tap on the Find iPhone toggle.
Then click on the Remove button.
If you’ve enabled Find My phones feature, your phone will show up as “Not in Use” in the list of nearby devices.