[How To] configure Free Find My iPhone service, MobileMe on iPhone 4/iPod Touch 4G or iPad

In my last post regarding the release of the Apple iOS 4.2, the latest upgrade to the Apple mobile platform, I mentioned about the Apple’s Find my iPhone service, MobileMe made free with this upgrade.


In this post, I am going to guide you how to configure this free service on you Apple devices, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, or iPad. I did the same on my iPhone 4, the procedure is the same for all the mentioned devices. So, let’s get started.

Step 1:

Go to Settings and then go to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”

iPhone settings, mail, contacts, calendars

Step 2:

Click on “Add Account”

Add account on Apple iPhone to add mobile me account

Step 3:

Click on MobileMe.


Step 4:

It will ask you to enter your Apple ID and Password. If you do not have an Apple ID, there is nothing to worry about. You can create one straight away by clicking on the “Create Free Apple ID”. But, if you have one already, enter the details and click on Next.


MobileMe will verify your details for authenticity. It will take a few seconds.

Enter Apple ID to verify MobileMe service

Step 5:

After the verification is done, you will be shown a Welcome screen, where you need to agree to the Terms and Conditions of use. Click on ‘Agree’ to proceed.


Step 6:

On the next screen, change the setting to Yes to activate the MobileMe service on your Apple device. Once you do so, it will ask your permission to show the location of this iPhone (or iPod Touch or iPad) on a map.


And, you are done. You can login to the MobileMe website, me.com to track the location of your Apple device.

imageHave you configured this free Find my iPhone service from Apple. If you haven’t already done that, I suggest you better do it now. This app was available at $99 per year till before this upgrade. We can’t say when Apple changes its mind and starts charging again for this app 😉

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  1. Hi, i did what u said but the problem what i got was when i sign in to the me.com it shows that there is no devices registered, i already registered my e-mail address in the ipod touch 4.2.1. Plz, help me.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Muzicbee,

      Thanks for dropping in.. there can be a number of reasons for this … Can you ensure if the Push notification is on in MobileMe app on your iPhone?

      Also, make sure you are entering the correct username and password… as it does not give you any notification i they are incorrect…

      If the above do not solve your problem, try deleting the mobile me account from your iPhone and try registering again. Please let me know if it does not solve your problem 🙂

  2. I lost my iphone 4 last & i’ve tried to find it on mobile me but its saying t can’t find it, do you know why it can’t find it?

    • Hi Billy,

      I am very sorry for the loss of your iPhone 🙁

      There can be a number of reasons for it to be not showing on Mobile me..

      Did you have “Find My iPhone” feature enabled on your phone?


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