1. iMore Question's Avatar
    How is my itunes account used to track my iphone?
    05-12-2014 02:23 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    How do you know your iTunes account is used to track your iPhone?
    05-12-2014 02:26 PM
  3. chrissyjo12's Avatar
    I am not 100% sure, but my daughter and I are using the same itunes account and I think our locations have gotten mixed up because of it. (Someone tracking me said I was in a certain location that I'm sure I wasn't and I'd like to clear it up!)
    05-12-2014 02:31 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    You can give your own phone another name in settings

    Setting -> General -> About and then you have to press the uppermost field where it says iPhone or something
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    05-12-2014 02:36 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I am not 100% sure, but my daughter and I are using the same itunes account and I think our locations have gotten mixed up because of it. (Someone tracking me said I was in a certain location that I'm sure I wasn't and I'd like to clear it up!)
    If you have an iCloud account and that someone knows the Apple ID and password for that account, they can locate you via the Find My iPhone app on their device or by logging in to iCloud via a computer and enter in your credentials. You can go to Settings - Privacy - Locations Services and see all the apps that have access in regard to location services. Disable any that you do not want to track your location.
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    05-12-2014 02:40 PM
  6. chrissyjo12's Avatar
    So, since we have the same itunes account, if I turn off my location services, could this person have been tracking my daughter's phone because hers was still on?
    05-12-2014 05:04 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So, since we have the same itunes account, if I turn off my location services, could this person have been tracking my daughter's phone because hers was still on?
    It's possible, but also fixable. Change the password on the account. Anyway, a lot of people who share Apple IDs do the following to keep track of certain things while maintaining privacy for others. Personally, I recommend that you share an Apple ID for "purchases" only. In other words, you both sign in to the iTunes/App Store using the same Apple ID and password. By doing so, you will be able to keep track of ALL downloads and purchases. Create separate IDs for iCloud. By doing so, your email, text messages, FaceTime calls, etc., will not be visible on hers and vice-versa. Yet, I recommend that you both keep the "enable" location services, especially in regard to Find My iPhone so that if it is lost or stolen, you have a good chance of tracking it down. If you or your daughter have the Find my Friends app installed, it is possible that a friend could be telling a non-friend your or your daughter's location. Personally, I'm not a fan of letting friends know my every move, but that's Just Me, D. Anyway, I highly recommend you at least change the password on your account, if you opt not to do anything else mentioned. That will at least prevent someone from tracking you unless he or she knows your password. Take care...
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    05-12-2014 06:28 PM
  8. bobbob1016's Avatar
    I am not 100% sure, but my daughter and I are using the same itunes account and I think our locations have gotten mixed up because of it. (Someone tracking me said I was in a certain location that I'm sure I wasn't and I'd like to clear it up!)
    The iTunes Store can't track you. iCloud *could* but the person would need to get your permission in the Find My Friends app. It's possible that the GPS could be wrong, and your friend could just be mistaken. GPS isn't 100%, even less so when you're inside something.
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    05-13-2014 11:17 AM
  9. chrissyjo12's Avatar
    That helps too. I didn't give permission, but my friend apparently knows someone who knows how to track people through their phone. I am just trying to figure out how the information is acquired since the info about MY location was wrong and seems to match my daughter's whereabouts at times. Since she and I have the same itunes account, I thought that was perhaps it...just trying to get to the bottom of this. Any other info would be much appreciated and thanks again.
    05-13-2014 11:28 AM
  10. bobbob1016's Avatar
    That helps too. I didn't give permission, but my friend apparently knows someone who knows how to track people through their phone. I am just trying to figure out how the information is acquired since the info about MY location was wrong and seems to match my daughter's whereabouts at times. Since she and I have the same itunes account, I thought that was perhaps it...just trying to get to the bottom of this. Any other info would be much appreciated and thanks again.
    There really isn't any way said person was tracking you. What I think happened is s/he was messing with you. They got your location wrong anyways. They can't track you through your iPhone unless they're on your phone plan, added the family tracker, and put you on it without telling you.
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    05-14-2014 11:35 AM
  11. chrissyjo12's Avatar
    Said friend has a contact in the government/military who did it supposedly.
    05-14-2014 11:45 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Said friend has a contact in the government/military who did it supposedly.
    Said friend is probably full of crap...
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    05-14-2014 02:33 PM
  13. chrissyjo12's Avatar
    Thanks! Just don't like being accused of something I didn't do and would love to prove 'said' wrong...
    05-14-2014 02:43 PM
  14. bobbob1016's Avatar
    Said friend has a contact in the government/military who did it supposedly.
    Depending on how much of a "friend" they are, you could let their boss know...
    05-14-2014 03:46 PM
  15. chrissyjo12's Avatar
    I wish I knew the boss, because then I would! If I can't figure out how it happened, then I will probably have to loose the friendship due to mistrust...pretty sad. Thanks for continuing to assist!! : D
    05-14-2014 05:08 PM
  16. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Said friend has a contact in the government/military who did it supposedly.
    Said friend probably works in the NSA.
    05-14-2014 05:21 PM
  17. chrissyjo12's Avatar
    Think so. Definitely inappropriate. Suggestions??
    05-14-2014 05:39 PM
  18. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Find out the company they work for. Inform the police.
    05-14-2014 06:48 PM
  19. chrissyjo12's Avatar
    Unable to. Thank you!
    05-14-2014 06:58 PM
  20. Tartarus's Avatar
    Just make sure that nobody besides you have your passwords
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    05-14-2014 08:04 PM
  21. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    Said friend probably works in the NSA.
    Quite an inappropriate comment
    05-14-2014 10:18 PM
  22. zerog46's Avatar
    I wish I knew the boss, because then I would! If I can't figure out how it happened, then I will probably have to loose the friendship due to mistrust...pretty sad. Thanks for continuing to assist!! : D
    If it's someone in the government than I would go to the police. Because without a warrant this would be illegal. So either someone is doing something illegal or they are full of ****.
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    05-15-2014 12:39 AM

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