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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Robert W (not verified)
How to turn off imessages
I have never seen imessage use up any significant amount of data, but you can easily turn it off in SETTINGS|MESSAGES "iMessage = OFF" and no notification will be sent.
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Is there anything I can do? I have all of his information for everything
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

You can configure your iPhone, Mac, or iPad with the iCloud account information he gave you to see iMessages that he sends or receives - these are not TXT messages. But like Mr Armkin mentioned, your husband will get notifications when you do this.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Thank you for the replys. Is there anyway to put something in his phone so I can see deleted messages from here on out?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
my girlfriend's iCloud
I need help because im a little confused. I have my girlfriend info for her iphone, however, she does not use an icloud account. She uses a yahoo account for her icloud. I assume this is fine because I can track her location on icloud.com. BUT im confused on how I can see her imessages using my iphone. Do i just add her phone number and email under my settings > imessages and have my number, my email, her number, her email all checked? Will that allow me to be able to see my messages as normal as well as her imessages without her knowledge? (im not worried about the notification that comes to her phone. Ill just set it up when I have her phone and delete it when it comes thru)
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: my girlfriend's iCloud
you have to remove your settings for iMessage and add the other account info. You can only use one imessage account at a time.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
My spouse somehow has access to an iphone text message stream via imessage on my mac that I deleted months ago, is there anyway for me to delete the imessages on my mac from my iphone?
Mary Alexis (not verified)
Help snooping with iCloud

Hi.. So I have no idea what to do.. I'm completely confused.
I created an iCloud account & activated my iMessage ..
I have my partners information but how am I suppose to get his
photos/iMessage/ ...
I don't know.. I think I just need someone to tell me step by step
On how this works. Feel stupid lol
Think it'd be a lot easier plus may help other, too.
Thanks!

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Help snooping with iCloud
Try downloading wondershare software. Use the free trial, you can type in his username and password and it will recover all the data from your partners iCloud.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
I have my boyfriends icloud signed in on my phone so does thst mean when gets a imessage its going to come to my phone ?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
if his phone is signed in to icloud and iMessage is on and configured right and if yours is configured right then yes. If not, then no.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Will he get a pop up notification if I log him into my phone imessage on my phone like it normally would if I were to log him into imessage from my computer?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

If you log-in to imessage with his account on your phone, all other devices using that account will get a pop up message.
If you log on to iMessage on your mac using his account, all other devices using that account will get a pop up message.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
iCloud photos and iMessage
If from my iPad I used my husbands Apple ID on the photo stream settings only will only pictures be synced or will iMessages contacts and everything else that uses my Apple ID sync as well?
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Re: iCloud photos and iMessage

Photostream and iMessage (and most of the other iCloud services) each have options to turn on/off. Only what is turned on will sync.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
So I have my boyfriends iphone Apple ID and password . I have a mac book and I loged into his iCloud account out of curiosity . There wasn't much on there other than contacts and find my iphone and email . Is there a way I can view his iMessages using I cloud on my computer ? Does his phone need to be backed up to do so ? And will it notify him if I do ?
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Reading iMessages on iCloud

To view iMessages you can use the "Messages" program on your Mac (assuming it has the newest/newer OS X) ..
And yes, when you configure Messages, a notification will be sent to him.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
What if you do this from his mac or his user account - we share a computer.
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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud

If the Mac has not yet been configured to use iCloud under his account, a notification message will be sent when someone configures it.
If that user account is already configured to use imessages/icloud, then no notification is sent.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
It's configured on his iphone - not on the mac. Does that matter?
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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud

YES because if the Mac has not yet been configured to use iCloud under his account, a notification message will be sent to any devices using that icloud account when someone configures it.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
How can you prevent a notification from being sent to him?
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
Just put a checkmark in the box that says "Don't send snooping-girlfriend security notification" when you set it up.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
no, but really... there must be some way to dis-configure it from sending a notification...
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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud

Like Mr Anonymous said, no, there does not have to be a way, and there is not a way. These notifications are baked into iCloud and IOS to help prevent unauthorized access. Short of having the phone in your hand hand dismissing the notices, there is no way to stop or prevent them.. Thankfully..

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Re: iCloud: Coworker received deleted risky texts
I synced my personal work iPad with my personal iPhone 5s and many months of deleted risky texts between myself and another coworker were sent to her text inbox ! 5 other coworkers hAve work iPads and they did not receive the texts. How did 9 months of deleted texts appear in her text in box?
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iCloud syncing
If someone uses my Apple ID for Imessaging only will everything else on my device sync with their device
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Re: iCloud syncing

Not if done properly and all of the sync options for everything else are turned off.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
my boyfriend's icloud
I logged my boyfriend iCloud onto my iPhone will it copy my pictures etc on to his iPhone when he connects it to wifi
Rock Balboa (not verified)
Re: my boyfriend's icloud
Maybe, maybe not. It depends on how you "logged" him in, what the settings are on his phone and what the settings are on your iPhone. Impossible to answer your question with the scant details you have given us.

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