Practical jokes with iCloud

Paul.

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My partner Hollie finally got rid of her old iPhone 3G and bought a 4. The 3G was sluggish at the best of times, but after jailbreaking to sim unlock it got pretty unbearable with the latest iOS on it.

She wanted help setting up, and was in a bit of a hurry so I set up iCloud etc with my iTunes password so she could access my content and apps. I also laid the groundworks for some small pranks :)

To show off location services I set a location reminder to go off when we got close to the nice ice creme shop in the centre of Bristol to say 'buy Paul an ice creme'. That surprised her, and totally worked! Om nom nom.

The best one however was using find my iPhone. I set it up with my password in the short term in case it got stolen, but this ment I could log in and see her phone with my iPhone. You can force messages to the phone that pop up with 'important message' instead of message sender, so completely anonymous.

I knew she was off to see Prometheus, and gets a little too in to these things... She started recieving messages saying "important message, there is an alien in the building, run!' and "Important message, there is an alien behind you, get the f*** out of there!"

She couldn't figure out where it was coming from, and thought it was some viral marketing thing :) pretty sure I made the film more fun for her!
 

MajorFubar

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Unfortunately my SWMBO wouldn't have seen the funny side of either of those things.

Damn clever what you can do nowadays though.
 

ukdavej

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Paul Hobbs said:
To show off location services I set a location reminder to go off when we got close to the nice ice creme shop in the centre of Bristol to say 'buy Paul an ice creme'. That surprised her, and totally worked! Om nom nom.

Genius my friend, pure genius :dance:

I'm off to get Mrs J an iPhone 4 immediately although it will have to be Krispy Kreme's for me as we don't often pass any icecream parlours!
 

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