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    Default Can I track my son's iPhone?

    I got my son an iPhone yesterday. Is it possible to monitor his location from my iPhone? He is only 14 and I would like to make sure he is safe.
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    Yes you can. Set up Find My iPhone using your apple ID. Then you can look at the app on your phone or computer and see where the phone is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamf-hacker View Post
    Yes you can. Set up Find My iPhone using your apple ID. Then you can look at the app on your phone or computer and see where the phone is.
    Thanks a lot. Is it possible to monitor more than one apple id?
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    Use Find my Friends instead of Find my Phone
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    Thanks for the responses.
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    Not a bad thing to do for a 14 year old. Good parenting IMO.
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    only issue with find my friend, he can turn of sharing once they find that it's on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuu55 View Post
    only issue with find my friend, he can turn of sharing once they find that it's on.
    I told him I'm monitoring him. And if he turns it off, I won't be paying his bill anymore.
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    I would also recommend the find my iphone over find my friends.

    You can have multiple icloud accounts linked to a device, but only one can be active with find my iphone. Setup a icloud account for him for all the other stuff. Add your icloud account and only check the find my iphone feature.

    You can even go a step further and under restrictions, disable changes to accounts and disable changes to location settings. He will not be able to change it with out a passcode.
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    I don't think tracking is a bad idea at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by applehead79 View Post
    I don't think tracking is a bad idea at all
    In reference to keeping track of kids, especially teens, I wholeheartedly agree. My kids all know that they have no right to privacy in our home. Period! Of course, we 'allow' them their space and some privacy but they are privileges subject to revocation depending on their actions or lack thereof. My kids are happy, respectful, courteous (both in & outside the home) and well loved. I thank GOD for Blessing me with them. Anyway, I could care less that others disagree with me keeping track of my kids, but I respect their opinion and their choice to not track their own kids.


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    Find my Friends changes can be disabled in Restrictions as well. It's much easier to use for this since it stays logged in and can track as many friends as you wish with a very easy to use interface.
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    Big Mother is watching you lol. I'd go with Find My iPhone. That way you can install a tracking app under the guise of just being able to track it down if it's stolen.
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    I have not personally tested but I will go with Find My iPhone. For kids or teenagers, it is good as it is always good to know who they are mixing with or their locations

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