Find My iPhone updated to include Email notifications

Apple has quietly updated its Find My iPhone application to include a couple of very handy new features. After you have updated the app, when you try to locate one of your devices that is currently offline, you will receive an email to tell you when it has reconnected to a network.

You can also now delete a device that is attached to your account, without the need for it to be online. Previously you could only do this from the MobileMe web portal. If you don’t have Find My iPhone you should get it as soon as possible. It is completely free and gives you an easy way to locate your iOS device, remotely lock it or completely wipe it, if it is stolen. We have a guide to show you how to set it up right here.

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Tom says:

Are you able to disable the email notification if you don't want to be alerted when the iDevice comes back online?

Brian says:

I would love to know the answer to this also.....

NEO2126 says:

still not possible on a 3G(S) unless im doing it wrong hah.

jtorrebl says:

Doing it wrong. We have it

NEO2126 says:

well if it means jumping through the whole "use a friends iphone 4" deal then psshh i'll survive without it. i do like the little notification, "you're apple ID is valid, but your device does not qualify for this free service"

Brian says:

I have an IPhone 4, MY wife and daughter both have IPhone 3gs and im running it on all 3 phones. it will work, dont know why your having troubles.

west3man says:

Let me know when it let's me find my iPad without owning another iDevice.

deviladv says:

Simple, log into me.com and it will give you the option to "find my iPhone." The app is for iDevices, but any computer or device that can get to me.com can use the find my iPhone feature.

west3man says:

I don't have a me.com login but I will look into it.

Tim says:

The email notification cannot be disabled. This is a fatal flaw in my opinion.... Should be an option, not mandatory.... Send Apple your feedback today!

Tom Adams says:

I want the option to disable this email notification!

Kevin says:

Funny the amount of people wanting email notification disabled. Sounds like somebodies are doing a little stalllllking.

Sarah says:

I personally just think it's just annoying if you've lost your phone and are doing repeated attempts to find it to then have your email flooded with logs of each and every attempt to find it. But I'm a very anti-spam my email account kind of person.

Brian says:

I am constantly using this app to locate my 12yo daughter, I dont think thats a stalking case, I just want to make sure that she doesnt mislead me and get into the wrong lifestyles....

Jeff Brittain says:

Is there a way to turn off the email notifications? I've looked in all of my settings and don't see a place to turn that off. Thanks!

Rhonda Jones says:

I do not like the email notifications! When parents are trying to locate teenagers we do not want them to receive an email that their iphone has been located! How can I turn the email notification off?

Bradn says:

The new email notifications SUCK. C'mon Apple to be so lame.

Masetane says:

please! take off the email notifications. I hate it. And the thief who stole my friends then knew she was looking for it b.c called her house and laughed at her. Stupidest feature - let us have the option of email please!

Davidp906 says:

Yes how do you turn the email notification off?

Mars says:

Yeah, nothing like ADVISING the person that stole your phone that it has been located !!
What idiots !

Iphreaky says:

This app is indeed very handy. I've decided to download it after reading a few find my iPhone stories here. Anyway, it is very useful in case your phone is lost or stolen. As far as for notifications, they must have an option to be turned off.

phil4amy says:

How do you make your iphone show up as "offline" on the iPad 2 Find My Phone App?

phil4amy says:

To be more clear, we have 2 iPhones & one iPad 2, all hooked up & working fine so far on the Find My Phone app., but yesterday, one of the iPhones showed up as "offline" on the app., and was able to find the other two. How is this possible? Is there a way to shut you iphone down to "offline" from this app?

Subdivision says:

If I log into "Find My IPhone" on my phone to check up on the location of my teenage girls does it send an email to my wifes email which all of our phones are registered under? Or does it send any kind of alert to their phones? Thank You.