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: iCloud: Help needed
I have logged into the persons apple icloud account using their icloud ID and password but I am still unable to see their iMessages or contacts I still see mine? How do I see theirs???
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Re: iCloud: Help needed

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you must configure "messages".
On a Mac, you must configure and use the Messages app.
On Windows, you're out of luck.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
my girl is on my icloud and I want to see her txts how?
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Sharing an iCloud account with my husband
I have an iPhone 4 ... my husband has an iPhone 5. We share HIS apple I.D. Is there ANY way for him to read my SMS Text messages. I haven't set up any of the accounts and I'm pretty not tech savy. Is there more info you need to answer my question?
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Re: Sharing an iCloud account with my husband

Assuming he hasn't secretly jailbroken your phone or anything, then no, he would not be able to read your SMS/TXT messages from his phone. He could easily read your iMessages, but not SMS/TXT .

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How do I catch my husband?
I want to be able to see all of my husbands text messages on his iphone 5. weather they are imessage or regular text. How can I do that. I know he has been cheating and want to confirm if the women is out of the picture... Also he turns his find my phone off... How can I turn that back on if I have his icloud info?
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Re: How do I catch my husband?

Your best option is to wait for your husband to go into the shower. While he's busy, pick up his phone and snoop through all of his business.

Your only other option would be to jailbreak the iphone, find some kind of illegal remote-control/remote-monitoring app and install it and monitor everything he does on the phone. Then hope and pray that you did everything absolutely right so he does not realize you have jail-broke his phone and illegally installed something without his permission. But since you have to come here to ask these questions, the probability that you have no idea what you are doing and screw it up and get busted are extremely high.

There is no easy (and probably no legal) way to do what you want to do.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud on a Mac
Can I access my girlfriend icloud to see if she is cheating on me from my Mac? Also without her realizing that I am doing that?
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Re: iCloud on a Mac
You could access her imessages as well as her location data usiing the 'find my iphone' feature. But I am pretty sure that she will get an alert when you first you enter her log in info in the iMessage app. She will not get any notifications though when you log in via icloud.com to use the Find My iPhone feature.
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Re: iCloud message location
Is there anyway to see the location that an iMessage is sent from? I know you can ping the text messages and see what tower it came from
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud message location
No.
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iCloud messages
I think my husband could see all my messages on an old iPod touch of mine that he has. I changed the iCloud password. Can he still see the information? Or does it require him to log in with the new password?
gary (not verified)
Re: iCloud messages
Eventually he will have to put in the new password I don't know for sure if it happens immediately.
Anonymous Visitor9 (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Is it possible for someone to see the number of texts sent between two numbers? (They do not have access to the bill or know the itunes account password). The texts are also deleted. Thank you
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

Absolutely!! Password crackers are out there everywhere. Only speaking from experience. So don't get to overly confident there. I'll take a shot in the dark and guess you are doing something wrong to want to "hide" such things. Hmmm..married I'll assume. I'd bust you out....
Shame on you.

Morals anyone?

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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

If you dont have access to the bill or the account, full access to the iCloud account or unlimited access to the device, the answer is pretty much "no" ..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
What would unlimited access to the device allow for? Other than reading the texts as they came in? Thank you!
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

It might allow for some kind of elite hacking/pulling data from the phone. Nothing specific that I know of, but still a long-shot possibility.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Would the phone need to be jailbroken for that?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

We're talking hypothetical possibilities here.. So maybe. Maybe not.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Is there a way my husband can see what's in my iCloud if he does not know my apple id or password? My phone is under his cell phone plan. With that said, is there anyway for me to see what's in his phone if I do not have his apple id or password? Thank you any comments are appreciated
Daniel Colmbs (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
To put it simply, no .
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How to view iMessage
I need to view my sons iMessages I have all his iCloud & Apple ID information. Can you please give me step by step directions on how to do so. thank you
TonyR (not verified)
Re: How to view iMessage

In your ipad, iphone or ipod Touch tap Settings and then tap "iCloud"
Enter the iCloud account information
Then go back to Settings and tap "Messages"
Tap "IMessage" to ON
Read and set the other messages to your preference

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to view iMessage
But won't they get a notification that you logged in?
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Re: How to view iMessage

You might also want to watch this short video about reading your kid's imessages:

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Re: How to view iMessage
Great job apple! And well done Hubby!
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
So I have suspected my girlfriend has been spying on me but couldn't prove it. Last night my iPhone was stolen and I had to go switch service and purchase a new phone. After trying to download my iCloud backup I had to enter my iCloud login info, a request to enter her login information is popping up as well. Is it possible to have two iCloud accounts on one device? If so where can I go to delete the additional account?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

Prior to iOS 7 you could have a separate account configured for location tracking with Find My iPhone, but you can no longer do that on iOS 7 ..
You can see the settings/info on all accounts configured by tapping SETTINGS:iCLOUD, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Messages, and Facetime.

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icloud to see messages
hi i was wondering if i could see my ex girlfriend's messages somehow? i know her apple id and password and icloud, i just signed into icloud but it only shows couple of things like contacts, calender and notes, no message app or photos nothings? How can i read her texts or see her photos? thanks

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