Find My iPhone says offline

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Anonymous Visitor
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I have my own iPhone in my hand, everything configured correctly and wifi turned on, and yet my I only get "offline".

So please don't assume that spouses and children are turning off the settings for sinister reasons, it simply does not work often - as a google will tell you.

I have tried various fixes and nothing works, so downloading Prey now - hope that works because we're actually trying to locate my husband's lost phone.

hubby
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I assume that you mean everything configured correctly and WiFi turned on, on the lost iPhone?

Also, bear in mind that in order for your lost iPhone to be located, not only does everything have to be correctly configured, but it must be turned on, and connected to WiFi, or have a 3G signal. Mine has always worked 100% of the time with 8 devices over the last couple of years.

Good luck!

Anonymous Visitor
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Had this problem too. Sign in from the phone you are trying to find and it should connect again Even if they sign out again it should still work. Not sure what makes it go off line in the first place
Anonymous Visitor
Find My iPhone on jailbroken phone

Thanks for comments everyone.

Realised the problem.

Even with everything configured correctly and turned on, Find My iPhone does not work if your phone has ever been 'jailbroken'.

Unfortunately both our iPhones were, by someone else, without our permission when we relocated overseas - long and boring story behind that.

Despite resetting/restoring/updating etc. Find My iPhone simply won't work.

There may be a fix but I don't know it yet.

jykyrriaunna clayton
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i just need to find a cheap iphone off line can u please help me or tell me a website to go on

hubby
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www.verizon.com or www.att.com - both offer free iphones.

Anonymous Visitor
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My iPhone went missing/ got broken at a party, and it says its offline. Is there any way I can retrieve the info off the SIN card and then erase it? I don't think that my iCloud was properly backing up my phone for space reasons... I"m not good with technology at all, I just don't want to lose all my contacts or pictures.
hubby
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The iphone doesnt store contacts or other info in the SIM card. It's stored in the device, and also on iCloud if you configured it to do so. iCLoud will also make automatic backups.. If you configured it. Backups are also made automatically each time you connect to your itunes.
If the phone is gone, so is everything on it unless you setup iCloud and/or have backuups. It sounds like you setup iCloud, si all you need to do is buy a new phone, type your icloud info after you turn it on, and it will automatically restore from your last backup (if you choose that option) and it will have everything your previous phone had.
It's not about being good with technology - it's about knowing what your phone does and knowing how to use it.

Anonymous Visitor
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I don't know whether my phone is stolen or simply misplaced somewhere at home. It's been two weeks since I noticed that it is lost (this is my second iPhone which is only used with wifi.) Find my iPhone app only says it's offline, but can't exactly locate the phone. Is there anyway else I can find it still?
Johnathan A
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The battery is probably dead, so if it is dead, you can't use Find My iPhone.

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