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Old November 17th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My kids have iPhones and I use to be able to tell where they were via Find My Phone app. I can login to the iCloud account via Chrome Browser on my Windows PC no problem and use the Find My Phone app there. But if I try it on the Chrome Browser on my new HTC One X+, the website says it doesn't support this "browser". I figured try using Safari, but there isn't Safari for Android, makes sense. So I tried Opera Browser. No difference. Appears apple is rejecting the OS (being Android) NOT the browser. A**holes.

I'm still in my initial attempts at ideas. Anyone else figure out how to login to iCloud from Android phone (Jelly Bean.)

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Old November 17th, 2012, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know if it will work, but worth a try:

Download either Dolphin or Boat Browsers. Make sure to get the HD versions and not the Mini ones. Then in their settings, look for "user agent". On Boat I think it's just swipe right to left on the screen then UA. Anyway, once you find it, select "iPhone user agent". It should make the other end (servers) think you are using an iPhone.
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Let's me login, can't use iPhone though. Have to use Desktop or Safari. Problem is, whatever interface they are using, I'm guessing FLASH, it's too big for the phone which is odd since the resolution is 1280x720 on this phone, about the same as my notebook? But I only see about 30% of the menu and the map and can't pinch to zoom out.

If you use the iPhone setting, it has some detection that can tell you haven't setup the device for the service yet. Doesn't say won't work with that browser though.

Tried both Dolphin and Boat. The +/- buttons on the map work though. I found that if I flip the phone horizontal it shows just enough of the map where the location, which should be in the center of the screen is in the lower right corner. So essentially will do the job.

Also tried changing UA to iPhone, AFTER logging in. It detects it and throws me back to the 'You need to setup this device' screen.

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Don't know if it will work, but worth a try:

Download either Dolphin or Boat Browsers. Make sure to get the HD versions and not the Mini ones. Then in their settings, look for "user agent". On Boat I think it's just swipe right to left on the screen then UA. Anyway, once you find it, select "iPhone user agent". It should make the other end (servers) think you are using an iPhone.
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What's really strange is you can get the login screen via Chrome if you use the 'request desktop site' option. But the login screen is blown up to not fit on the screen like the menu and the map is so you can't login.

What's even stranger is if you refresh on Dolphin it fits all the menu icons on the screen at first, but then if you click on any of them it blows up again. Sometimes Dolphin craps out too and dumps you to the home screen.

Oh, and anyone else interested in this, you need to go full screen to get it to where you can see the pinpoint location on the map in the lower right.
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How about installing another app on their iPhones to be able to locate the, like Glympse? AFAIK they have something for iOS.
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Yep. That's another option. Thanks.
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My kids have iPhones and I use to be able to tell where they were via Find My Phone app. I can login to the iCloud account via Chrome Browser on my Windows PC no problem and use the Find My Phone app there. But if I try it on the Chrome Browser on my new HTC One X+, the website says it doesn't support this "browser". I figured try using Safari, but there isn't Safari for Android, makes sense. So I tried Opera Browser. No difference. Appears apple is rejecting the OS (being Android) NOT the browser. A**holes.

I'm still in my initial attempts at ideas. Anyone else figure out how to login to iCloud from Android phone (Jelly Bean.)
Do you kids have google account/email or mac email?

If they have gmail, you can use latitude you can see where they are, unless on a subway or plane.
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I just want to come here and add a minor fix to the issue, I was looking online and no one was able to really answer this question so I spend a whole day messing with my galaxy S4 to get his minor issue to work. I have a ipad and the feature is a security feature incase my iPad gets stolen so its legit a question. I know its a late reply but I spent a lot of time searching for a answer to this and almost pulled my hair out. haha but its good info for others.

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In order to log into iCloud.com and track your apple products from an android.

1. You will need to install "Dolphin browser HD"
2 . Add a ADD-ON knowns as "desktop Toggles" and set it to view in desktop
3. go into the Dolphine broswer settings > web content and change default Zoom to 50%

Once you do this you'll find that it's much more snappier to use icloud.com
on Dolphin. I guess before the website loads too big and so its super laggy and is almost unusable.
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So does Dolphin browser work? I have a family member with the same issue.
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yeah Dolphin browser HD

you need to be in desktop view and change the zoom to 50%

otherwise it loads to big
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I followed the above directions and this worked. It is rather sluggush on my droid, but gets you into iCloud. I use it to track my child in an emergency.
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Thank everyone for sharing here. Yes, the Dolphin browser works when it is setting as Desktop view and zoom to 50%. I would add that it is important that you select "clear cache" everytime you exit the browser. This will help to get "find iPhone" to work consistantly.
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I could find "Dolphin HD". The non-mini version is simply called Dolphin. This with desktop enabled does not work on Alcatel 903. Clearly icloud.com accepts the https as screen changes to all black, but the browser then crashes to the home screen. I have version 9.4.2. Oddly it says "Previous Dolphin Browser HD". When I tried to start it just now it said "Application not installed' - it then said 'Dolphin browser updated' and started. What on earth is going on?
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I meant I could *not* find Dolphin HD, of course! Sorry.
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... and I can find no way to set 50% zoom. There only appears to be a pinch zoom on-screen.
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Sorry - found that. However even with 50% zoom, Dolphin browser crashes back to home when loading http://icloud.com.

I tired Boat browser with UA set to Iphone. This does load icloud.com, but I get presented with:
. Set up Icloud on this device
. Install Find My Iphone
. Install My Friends

None of these work (of course) as it does not know I am Android (Alcatel 903)
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How about installing another app on their iPhones to be able to locate the, like Glympse? AFAIK they have something for iOS.
They do indeed, but I need the 'Find my Iphone' features - ie on-screen 'call' message, zap phone etc. Do any of the alternatives offer that?
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Wow, I've been looking for this solution for nearly two months. And Dolphin sort of kicks butt. Thank you!
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I always use Default browser in Desktop mode without any issue with Jelly Bean.
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Hi guys,
I am using the HTC one. The simplest way to access apple's iCloud is to use its native browser itself in the "Desktop View"

Follow these steps:
Launch the browser
Click on the three dots on the top right
Enable desktop view
Go to www.icloud.com
Hit OK/Yes on the warning message of "unsupported browser"
You are good to go. I used this to track the iPhone that I have and it worked. Try it.

Also, I am not sure about other android phones, but the "Dolphin Browser HD" is not even listed on the Google play store on mine.
Well the HTC One guys won't need it anyway.
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I know this thread is older but I found it on a google search on how to do this...

I just wanted to add to the HTC One post that this approach also works on the Samsung Note ll so it may work on the S4 defult browser as well...
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Puffin browser definitely works with find my iPhone
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I downloaded this app and I can access Apples's iCloud on my android phone
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funreality.software.findmyiphone.pr o
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I just found a neat trick. Using the Samsung native browser, type in the url "icloud.com" and once the site gives you the "unable to log in error", change under select settings to Desktop View and the site will refresh. Bookmark the site and then select under settings "add shortcut". The iCloud link will added as a screen shortcut and once you log back in, you simply need to select Desktop View again and viola, it works just fine!

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My kids have iPhones and I use to be able to tell where they were via Find My Phone app. I can login to the iCloud account via Chrome Browser on my Windows PC no problem and use the Find My Phone app there. But if I try it on the Chrome Browser on my new HTC One X+, the website says it doesn't support this "browser". I figured try using Safari, but there isn't Safari for Android, makes sense. So I tried Opera Browser. No difference. Appears apple is rejecting the OS (being Android) NOT the browser. A**holes.

I'm still in my initial attempts at ideas. Anyone else figure out how to login to iCloud from Android phone (Jelly Bean.)
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Hi jtishk,

You are right! I did as you wrote and couldn't believe it that I got the icloud's login page.
Just amazing!!! A big thanks for that, otherwise I had to spend money on some apps, which merely get the same result. How did you get that idea?
Weird, sad and stupid that this simple solution is not offered by ipad and rotten Apples!

Instead, they bombard Android users with complicated protocols etc., which only PC experts know to interpret and apply... Actually, more and more I start regretting having shelled out $700 for that tricky 32Gb iPad.
I would have been better off spending the money on 2 Galaxy Tabs.
What I don't like at iPad is that they are too intrusive in the user's personal life and implement all sorts of costly, tricky programs into their Pad. Android has much less of that rubbish.
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Most of pages that are not shown right or dont work at all, might be working when you change your browser to "desktop view". Native Android browser do that well mostly, but it doesnt contain e.g. flash like dolphin browser hd or some other have.

But I dont understand why you cant put "desktop view" as a default in your browser. Im using some pages regularly which works well only when viewing them on a desktop view, and mostly i check the box from settings immediately when I open the browser. Why cant I put it as a default!? Is it really necessary that I have to change that setting on everytime!?
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Sadly google latitiude has been retired.

https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3001634?hl=en

And dolphon and chrome work for me. I can see the iCloud page now by requesting a desktop site in chrome and with desktop mode extension turned on in dolphin. But its too slow. When I click on find my phone nothing happens. I get the map but its all greyed out.

If you goto google play store and search for "iCloud" or "findiphoneonandroid" a plugin shows up for 1 dollar and 69 cents called "FindiPhoneOnAbdroid". Haven't tried it yet but it claims to work.
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I downloaded this app and I can access Apples's iCloud on my android phone
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funreality.software.findmyiphone.pr o

^^ this. just installed and used it. works great. little slow, even on the Note 3 but it works.

thank you!
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I found the answer. Goto play store and search for "icloud" or "findiphoneonandroid". It cost 1.69 cents but worth it. My slow alactel one touch evolve 3g with 1ghz single core cpu doesn't load dolphin or chrome in desktop mode. I mean it all works great. Not painfully slow. I'm just talking about the icloud. Never loads. I see the map but never get the green dot. This program totally works. Now I can see where my parents are if there are any emergencies. Or if they loose their iphone we can track it. This program toally works and is well worth the dollar 69.
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