iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare


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Photo-stream

 

Apple released iCloud for Mac, PC and iOS5 devices this week and after only a few days, millions of users have already started using the service.  However two features of the new iCloud service could cause big problems for anyone cheating or otherwise doing things they might not ought to be doing.

Photostream:

One of the most ballyhoo'd features of iCloud is Photo Stream.  To quote Apple's website:

With iCloud, when you take a photo on one device, it automatically appears on all your other devices. No syncing. No sending. Your photos are just there. Everywhere you want them.

Every picture snapped on your iPhone or iPad are automatically streamed to every other iPhone, iPad, PC or Mac configured with the same iCloud account.  A photo taken on your iPhone at the bar at 2am will near-instantly appear on your computer at home or on the iPhone of your spouse trying to text-message you asking what you're doing.  And the best part?  You cannot delete individual photos from your iCloud Photo Stream.  

 

You read that right: Once you take a picture, it will automatically be added into your Photo Stream and once that happens you cannot delete it.  Every pictures is stored on the Photo Stream for 30 days, or until you take over 1000 pictures, whichever comes first.

**Update for iOS 6: You can now delete pictures from your photostream, but only on the device you are deleting it from (it stays on the other device's Photostream)

Update 2013 - iOS 7 - Now when you delete a picture from Photostream, it is deleted from all devices.  If you use iPhoto had configure it to download your images, the downloaded images will not be deleted.

Find Friends:

Another new feature of iOS5 is a free app called "Find Friends".  Similar to the Find My iPhone service of iCloud, Find Friends allows you to invite people to follow you wherever you go.  Once you give authorization to allow someone to follow you, they will know where you are 24/7, without any notice.   Scorned lovers across the globe may already be secretly inviting and authorizing themselves (without the knowledge of the phone-owner, if they have access to the phone) to track their cheating husband or wife and every step they take.

 

Smart divorce lawyers out there may already be instructing husbands and wives how to use these great new services.

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Tracking my husband on his iphone
So for a long time I have been able to track my husbands phone through Find my iPhone with his Apple ID password with NO notification!!! What has changed?? Is it IOS8 or has he changed something in order to receive an email now?? I can also have access to his email and can delete the email message (software, settings or IOS 8??) but only from one device. No judgements please, I'm married to a serial cheater. Help??? Any explanation as to why this is now happening would be greatly appreciated!! Desperate
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Tracking my husband on his iphone
The explanation is very simple. Apple has made many changes in both iOS 8 and iCloud to improve security and privacy.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Find My iPhone tracking

HELP PLEASEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

my boyfriend and i share the same icloud, for "find my iphone" app!! sometimes it shows his old location for hours! for ex it would say something like "last online at 5pm"... i asked if he signs out he said NO. so what causes this to happen? some people have said it might be because of no wifi.. but he has 3g cellular internet. so doesnt it automatically connect to his phone internet even if he doesnt have wifi at where hes at?? this has bothered me for such a long time. why does it show his old location for HOURS??

Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Find My iPhone tracking
He's turning it off and going to his girlfriend's car and getting a little stank-finger! OR Maybe there is no WiFi and poor/no 3G connectivity.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Find My iPhone tracking
i am his girlfriend so your response kinda didnt make sense. no offense tho.
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Find My iPhone tracking
I meant his OTHER girlfriend! Isnt that what you're worried about? But it's more likely he's just losing signal on his phone.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
my photostream is ON. will i receive other devices photos if their photostream is off and we are using the same icloud?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
me boyfriend an i share the same icloud. if i turn of photostream on my iphone, will he still get my photos?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: iCloud Photostream
No. If you turn off Photstream your new pictures will no longer go into your photostream.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Can I get my boyfriend's iMessages?

Okay i am beyond confused right now from reading these questions and answers.
i need help.
My boyfriend and i use the same icloud account.
we both use mine. On settings, when i go to messages, the send/receive only has my number, so he will not get my imessages correct?
ALSO, if i log onto his icloud for imessage, will he get a pop on his phone saying "Another device has used your icloud for imessage"?? im so confused about these two questions.
i want to receive his imessages without him knowing at all or getting notified via email/text whatever.
PLEASE HELP!! thanks in advance

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Re: Can I get my boyfriend's iMessages?

You're trying to do something that iCloud is not designed for, so the confusion is to be expected..

When you share the same account for iMessages, you will both get the same messages.. So if someone sends you an iMessage he would also get it.

If you configure another device to use that iCloud account for iMessages, a notice will go to all devices using that account.

If you log in to the iCloud.com website, if his iCloud settings are using that account, he will get a notice, along with all devices using that account..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Can I get my boyfriend's iMessages?
how do i know if he is using my icloud for imessage? we are both signed on my account
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Re: Can I get my boyfriend's iMessages?

you'll know because you will see both the sent and recieved iMessages on your phone.. Assuming you're correctly signed in.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Can I get my boyfriend's iMessages?
but my question was, how do i know he isnt reading my imessages?? he doesnt have to be using it himself, he could just be reading my messages.. i guess a better question would be, how can i check if he's using imessage with my icloud? and if i decide to use his icloud for imessage JUST to receive his msgs, will he be notified in any way?
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Re: Can I get my boyfriend's iMessages?

If his phone is configured to use your account for iMessages, then it IS getting your messages.. To find out whether or not he's reading them, you will have to ask him.
To see if it's configured on his phone, go to Settings|Messages on his phone to see what account is being used.

If you decided to use his Icloud, it will be for sending and receiving, you would no longer be able to use your account while his is configured. and yes, he will be notified. There is no way to stop that, thank god.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: Re iMessages
Can anyone access my iMessages without my Apple ID and password? Can they be seen on another device through iCloud? WhT happens if I delete my iCloud account on my iPad? Thanks for your help
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Re: iCloud: Re iMessages
Anonymous Visitor wrote:

Can anyone access my iMessages without my Apple ID and password?

NO

Anonymous Visitor wrote:

Can they be seen on another device through iCloud?

YES - if that other device is setup to use your iCloud account, which requires your iCloud ID and password. and when they do that, you will get a message sent to all of your devices currently using that iCloud/Apple ID

Anonymous Visitor wrote:

WhT happens if I delete my iCloud account on my iPad?

If you remove your iCloud account from your iPad, that ipad will no longer have access to your iCloud services. Don't forget that there are several places where your iCloud account is entered, not just under iCloud settings - ie; iCloud settings, Messages settings, Facetime settings, and email settings.

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Catching my husband
I believe my husband is talking to a "friend" on my ipad on an email I am not aware off. Can I trace this through my icloud backup?
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Re: Catching my husband

assuming you have access to the ipad, it would seem easier to just check the email settings.
Otherwise, you would have to restore the backup to the iPad.. THEN check the email settings..

But, if he was smart, he would be using a web-based email like Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail (or any of a million others).. Then it would be very difficult to find.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
My boyfriend's iCloud
My boyfriend uses iMessage we both have iPhone 5cs and iOS 8 if I log into iMessage with his Apple id and password will I receive his iMessages? Will he recieve mine ?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My boyfriend's iCloud
If you configure your iphone to use his icloud account for Messages, you would then recieve his iMessages on your phone. Neither you nor him would recieve your iMessages because neither of you would be logged-in using your account.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
using iCloud to catch my husband
I set up an apple I'd acct for my husband, enabled iMessages and find my iPhone on his phone. I am accessing information from my Mac at home. I still don't see the iMessage bubble where I can read his iMessages to his od girlfriend. I'm getting confused as to if I did it right. P,ease hlp. Thnk you.
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: using iCloud to catch my husband
On your Mac find and use the program "Messages" to read iMessages.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
So if i have my husband's icloud account setup on my ipad for only imessages...if i was to log into itunes with my id, will a pop up message be sent to my husband's iphone notifying him that different apple id was associated to the ipad with a different id for itunes?
Apple Eater (not verified)
icloud notices when adding a new account
No. notices are only sent when you first setup icloud or messages/facetime to use an account, and are sent only to that account. If you setup a different account for itunes, it wont send anything to the other accounts.
J2aaa (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
So let me get this straight... Even with your phone sync to another Apple device say an ipad i touch you cannot view anyone else messages unless they are aware of that going on with certain pop-ups and stuff correct?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
You are partially right. When you first setup your device with an icloud account to use imessages, notifications will go out to any other device using that icloud account. Any time you log-in to the icloud.com website, a notification will be sent via email.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Boyfriend's icloud messages
So I entered my Apple ID into my boyfriends phone under iMessage and checked my number. I then received a notification about adding him to my send/receive (I didn't really read because I saw him coming) I clicked no. Then I sent an iMessage to see if I'll receive it and I didn't. My question is, did I just set his phone up to receive my messages? He didn't have an Apple ID, which is why I used mine. Please help.
Anonyman (not verified)
Re: Boyfriend's icloud messages
Sure does sound like you did.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Boyfriend's icloud messages
So how exactly was I suppose to set it up?

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