iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare


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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)
Re: text messages on icloud
So if I set up an iTunes account on my sons iPad using same as on my IPhone then my ex can see texts and pictures being sent from my iPhone without having my Phone?
vietnamguru1 (not verified)
Re: text messages on icloud
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Re: text messages on icloud

Not exactly.
You would have to create an iCloud account (not necessarily the same as an iTunes account). you would have to configure both devices to use that account for iMessages and Photos - then you would be able to see photos and send/see iMessages on both devices. To also see TXT messages (which are different from iMessages) you would also have to turn on Text Message forwarding on your iphone, and add that iPad to the list of devices authorized to receive your text messages.

Generally speaking, sharing the same iCloud account between two different people is a very bad idea (as you point out about your ex)..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
text messages on icloud
I set up an iCloud account on my sons iPad for iTunes for him to play games Now his mom seems to know things that nobody else knows .Can she see my text messages and pictures I been sending? I changed password on that account so will that stop her from seeing things if she has access?
vietnamguru1 (not verified)
Re: text messages on icloud
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Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: text messages on icloud

if you used YOUR icloud account and if she has access to the iPad or has that password, then she could potentially see your imessages, txt messages, emails (if you use icloud email), photos, and your location. Yes, changing the password would make it stop if she had that password..But it wont stop if she has access to the iPad.

If you setup a new, unrelated iCloud account for your son there is no way she would have access to anything of yours unless she knows your iCloud password.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: text messages on icloud
How do I block her from seeing anything after changing password?I no longer have access for iPad
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Re: text messages on icloud

When you change your iCloud password you will be prompted to enter the new password an all devices using that iCloud account. If you don't enter the new password, that device will no longer be able to connect to the iCloud service.

There is another option called Two Step Verification which would make it impossible for her (or anyone) to use your iCloud account without having your iPhone IN THEIR HANDS.. It's a bit inconvenient, but it increases your security by 1000%.. you can read about it here: Read about Apple Two Step Verification".

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: Facebook Messenger Pics/Video
Do pics & videos sent thru Facebook Messenger go to the ICloud? Are they stored on the device automatically? If the message is deleted thru the messenger app is there any way to pull it up on the phone?
vietnamguru1 (not verified)
Re: iCloud: Facebook Messenger Pics/Video
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Find my iPhone ended my marriage!
I am in the middle of ending a 31 year marriage because of Find my IPhone. It's all wrong! My husband was tracking my iPhone through Find My Ipone on his iPad without my knowledge. He claims when I was at work, my phone was tracked to empty offices and therefore I must be cheating when I was working late. He swears the GPS is 100% accurate. Even claims one time it had me in the front of the building getting into a car then driving around to our company parking lot. All false. I work in a large complex, government building with 5 floors. He has become obsessed with his belief of the accuracy of IPhone GPs and therefore my "betrayal." How accurate is GPS inside a building light of cell phone towers, wifi and the like? Many people cheat but I didn't but my spouse is so convinced he has destroyed our family. It's too late for a 31 year marriage and two beautiful children, but I need to know why he thinks GPS is so accurate when I know he is wrong! Thanks.
vietnamguru1 (not verified)
Re: Find my iPhone ended my marriage!
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Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Find my iPhone ended my marriage!

GPS is generally extremely accurate.. What throws the monkey-wrench into your husbands theory is that Find my iPhone does not use just GPS. It uses a combination of GPS, WiFi triangulation and cell-tower triangulation. Why it doesn't use only GPS I dont know. The result is that Find My iPhone is usually pretty accurate, but not always - and I would never say it is "100% accurate". Based on my experience tracking my teenager in "the city", it seems to be about 90% accurate. But i know that when she's inside a building or out in the middle of nowhere, accuracy really drops.

I've also read accounts of people complaining that when in open/rural areas, the Find My iPhone accuracy is lousy.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
My husband's iCloud account
If I can get into my husband's icloud account how can I see the imessages he has been sending? Will he be notified that i logged into his account?
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Re: My husband's iCloud account
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Disconnecting from ICloud
If I change my apple ID password will that automatically disconnect imessages or any similar from other apple devices that may be checking my messages? I ask that because I believe my wife is checking my messages through her iphone, so I was wondering if by changing the apple ID password it would automatically require here to re-enter the new password.
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Disconnecting from ICloud
Yes.. If you change the password all devices using that iCloud account for any iCloud service will have to enter the new password. You should also turn on "two factor" authentication which sends a code to your iphone that you have to enter before you can use any iCloud service.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Deleted texts on iCloud

Two questions: can deleted texts be stored in the iCloud and subsequently accessed by a device that is not the device originally receiving/sending the texts?
And, is the Find my iPhone app accurate? Like can my wife know what address I've been going to this whole time? Is it like a running list of where I've been? Or is it just when she checks? And is there a way to trick the phone into saying I'm somewhere else and still receive texts and calls?

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Re: Deleted texts on iCloud

Text messages arent stored on iCloud, only imessages. and Imessages arent sent to a 'device' they are sent to the account, which could be setup on several devices. So yes even though an iMessage was deleted on device A, it would still be on device B.

Find my iphone accuracy varies from very accurate to not very accurate. Everywhere I have ever checked it's accuracy on all of my and my wife's devices, it has always been within a few feet. but some people have reported that in some areas, it's not accurate at all.
No, no way to trick the phone that I know of.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
my ex boyfriend's iCloud account
If i have access to my ex boyfriend's icloud can i see his photos and imessages if i have an old iphone that i am not using and back up his icloud to that? like make an exact mirror of his phone so i can read and see photos back to Jan. 31,2015? he is in another state working and i think he started seeing someone before he broke up with me and in order for me to have closure i need to know if he cheated. i have an old iphone 5 that isn't activated, will this work? Can i see photos and imessages if i copy his last icloud back up?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
I cloud
Hi my ex says he can see what I'm browsing through , I clear the history but he's saying everything I go on goes through to his iCloud account which he put on my iPad. Can he see what I'm doing or his he being a knob .....
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Re: I cloud

iCloud doesn't do that but if you're worried just go into the settings and sign-out his account

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: I cloud
As long as he cant see what I'm browsing through , im one happy bunny . Thank you .
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
If I have someone's iCloud account information am I then able to communicate with their contacts through iCkoud? I.e. IMessages, texts, etc
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

I signed into my boyfriends iCloud account (not the messages part) on my phone, will my messages sync to his phone automatically or will his sync to mine? Or do we have to have the same Apple ID for him to see anything?

If that was confusing, I guess I'm trying to ask, if I log into his account will our stuff automatically be shared?
(messages, photos, etc.)

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
I have my wifes i cloud password, i would like to read her facebook messenger texts, is there a way to do this so that she cannot find out. i would also like to do it with her yahoo messenger. i heard when its done now she will get a notification....is that true?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud password for Facebook and Yahoo
An iCloud password isnt going to help you with Facebook or Yahoo messages.. You will need her Facebook and Yahoo passwords. and even then if she has Facebook login notifications enabled, there is no way to avoid her getting notified.
stalked fiancee (not verified)
Im being tracked via Find My iPhone

So my fiancée is tracking my location using Find My iPhone. She has access to my icloud account from a long time ago and I never changed the password. I know I should change it to fix the issue - but its more important for me to PROVE that this is what she is doing. I need evidence so Id rather not lock her out just yet. I called Apple and asked if they had logs of when my icloud acct was logged in to and/or how often my phones location was being pinged. Presumably thedy have that and maybe even the IP addresses of the locations where the pings/log ins were taking place.

Sadly Apple informed me that they do not have this and that only law enforcement could get this info off their servers - even though its my account.

So im asking the experts for opinions. Any thoughts on how I can get hard evidence that she is tracking my location?

Thanks in advance.

AnonyMan (not verified)
Re: Im being tracked via Find My iPhone

Apple will not release any of that data without a court order or law enforcement request, as they mentioned.
So here is what you do: Go drive to whatever place that would piss her off the MOST (strip club, ex-girlfriend's house, etc) and just park outside for a few hours.. THEN see what she says when you get home.. BUT, before you do that, put a note in a sealed envelope that says "on Monday April 13 (or whatever day) I will go park in front of (whatever place).. and you will track me there on my iphone" ... Then when she accuses you, just point over to the envelope and tell her to open it.. BOOM!

stalked fiancee (not verified)
Re: Im being tracked via Find My iPhone
lol. I have thought of that. I def may try that. Someone else mentioned jailbreaking the phone may be a way to know when the phone is being pinged?

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