Can iphone be tracked while in airplane mode

 

Apple's Find My iPhone service is a free service available to all iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad owners that can help you find your iDevice if it gets lost or stolen.  Find My iPhone uses WiFi triangulation and/or real-GPS tracking to locate your device and display it's location on the Me.com website or from another iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch using the Find My iPhone App.

We have several posts and pages here at GrownUpGeek.com regarding how to track in iPhone  and  difference between the Find my iPhone App and the Find my iPhone service , but we still get questions about the specifics of finding a stolen iPhone, what Find My iPhone can or cannot do, etc, so this page will provide some quick and easy answers to those common questions.  Although the term iPhone is used, most answers also apply to the iPad and iPod Touch.

A: You must have previously configured the Find My iPhone service, Location Services must be enabled for Find My iPhone, the iPhone must be powered-on, the iPhone must be able to aquire a GPS signal OR location triangulation via cell-towers or WiFi, and the iPhone must be in a 3G service area or be connected to WiFi. 

Can iphone be tracked while in airplane mode

The Health app, loaded onto all iPhones with iOS 8 and sitting prominently on the home screen, is clearly ambitious, but at the moment the majority of it’s intended abilities remain inactive or useless (at least without additional third party sensors, which don’t seem to exist yet). But for those with a new iPhone, the Health app can be useful right now, because it has the ability to track your steps like a pedometer, as well as flights of stairs climbed, and your walking / running distance.


To track some of your activity, you’ll need to enable the functions and then add them to your Health app dashboard. This is all done through the Health app itself, but again, it requires a newer iPhone, as older models do not have a motion tracking chip used to function as a pedometer, or the ability to detect elevation.

For best results with this Health app feature, you’ll need an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, though iPhone 5S also has a motion coprocessor. Third party devices can also work, but we’re focusing on iPhone here.

Apple's Find My iPhone service is a free service available to all iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad owners that can help you find your iDevice if it gets lost or stolen.  Find My iPhone uses WiFi triangulation and/or real-GPS tracking to locate your device and display it's location on the Me.com website or from another iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch using the Find My iPhone App.

We have several posts and pages here at GrownUpGeek.com regarding how to track in iPhone  and  difference between the Find my iPhone App and the Find my iPhone service , but we still get questions about the specifics of finding a stolen iPhone, what Find My iPhone can or cannot do, etc, so this page will provide some quick and easy answers to those common questions.  Although the term iPhone is used, most answers also apply to the iPad and iPod Touch.

A: You must have previously configured the Find My iPhone service, Location Services must be enabled for Find My iPhone, the iPhone must be powered-on, the iPhone must be able to aquire a GPS signal OR location triangulation via cell-towers or WiFi, and the iPhone must be in a 3G service area or be connected to WiFi. 

Sometimes you just want to show off your Rose Gold iPhone. It was made to look stunning, and it’s sleek to hold. It seems a shame to hide your iPhone in a case, but iPhone cases are a near necessity if you want to keep it safe from scratches and smashed screens.

Here are links to our round-ups of the best iPhone cases. Just click through to whichever model iPhone you have. Not sure which iPhone you have? Check using our guide, just click here . 

Best iPhone 7 & 7 Plus cases
Best iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus & 6s Plus cases
Best iPhone SE, 5s & 5 cases

For the past several months, reports have been circulating that police have been tracking the GPS location of a Montreal journalist’s iPhone after a judge signed off on a warrant to allow it. Since then, many headlines have been suggesting that the authorities not only have the ability to track an iPhone’s GPS, but that they had actually already done it.

The problem? The judge signed off on the warrant without realizing it’s not technically possible for the GPS to be tracked on an iPhone in real time by design. There are plenty of other things the police can do when it comes to surveillance, but real-time iPhone GPS tracking isn’t one of them without the user’s permission.

Of course, this functionality varies by handset, so non-iPhones could very well have the ability to be tracked remotely by GPS. However, when it comes the iPhone mentioned in many media reports, there is currently no known way to do it, according to Apple.

In 2007, having already revolutionized the computer and music player industries, Apple and Steve Jobs introduced the product that would come revolutionize the mobile phone industry. Initially met with contempt by competitors such as Blackberry , the original iPhone had sold 6 million units by the time it was discontinued in 2008.

The original iPhone design combined the functionality of a touch screen iPod, a mobile phone and a non-WAP based mobile phone browser. These are all common place elements in today's market, so it may be hard to imagine how revolutionary the combination of these elements was for the time. Apple followed up with the iPhone 3G a year later, which brought forth high-speed connectivity and an app store that would become the standard format for almost all future app stores. The iPhone 3GS disappointed most users as it included little more than minor upgrades in performance and storage to the already existent features.

The next major upgrade would come in the shape of the iPhone 4, with a flat design, a high pixel screen and an integrated antennae upping the smartphone game stakes ahead of competitors that were slowing catching up with the next generation of mobile phone. By the time the iPhone 4S hit the market, Apple's marketing had done what it needed to make sure the public knew that the 'S' was now a standard marker for 'minor upgrade'. Thus, expectations were limited, as was disappointment in the limited number of changes on offer.