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Update: Apple confirmed on its iCloud status page that Find my iPhone is back to normal:

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The Find my iPhone iOS app has been updated with a new iOS 7-style icon while the rest of the UI remains the same. This icon is the same as the one found on the updated beta.icloud.com website:

However, many are noting that you cannot log in to the new Find my iPhone app without having a developer account:

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Meanwhile, Find my Friends also received a small update to fix bugs, but the icon and UI remain the same. The app is functioning properly.

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20 Responses to “Botched Find my iPhone update only allows developers to log in [Update: fixed]”

  1. John Moss says:

    Before this Find My Friends update, it would crash on launch with the iOS 7 betas. Now it functions normally.

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  2. I don’t have dev account and it’s till working for me

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  3. It happened to me too. I’can’t access the app anymore

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  4. I launched Find My Friends on iOS7 and was asked if I wanted to turn on Background App Refresh. Is this new update using new iOS7 APIs then?

    http://i.imgur.com/7LdE4Uj.png

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  5. that’s ridiculous… they ask you to update and then you can’t use app anymore…

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  6. Surprised it hasn’t updated the UI of the app

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  7. Whilst the message refers to a dev account, i think the issue is actually whether or not you’re running iOS 7 or not. It works on iOS7 but the message appears on iOS 6 (and lower i guess)

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  8. rivertonrock says:

    OMG, that icon is so ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /s

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  9. sunjives says:

    Non developers should sign in again for the app to work again
    Settings>iCloud>find my phone
    Toggle the switch and it will start working again

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  10. The only people noting that Find my iPhone app isn’t working on their phones are non-Developers running iOS 7. What is your actual source for this article?

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  11. I’m a non developer running iOS 6 and mine is working ok

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  12. I was able to log in fine after the update and I don’t have a dev acct.

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  13. I didn’t get an error message at all. Found my “iPad”, “iPhone” & “Mac” in a few seconds. #NotEffectingEveryone #NiceIconiOS7Looksbetter

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  14. If you’re having trouble with the updated app, try deleting and reinstalling the app. I did that and it works fine for me now.

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  15. Works fine for me. Does that mean I have a developer account? If so…i’m downloading iOS7.

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  16. They must be absolutely slammed for this giant update. I just wonder what the final release is going to be like.

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  17. hare says:

    Where can i get the update, nothing new in the Dev. center? :/

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  18. Andrew Burns says:

    mine works after update – I’m not a developer! Don’t like the new Icon though

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  19. Lee Palisoc says:

    It works for me. I’m using iOS 7 but I don’t have a developer account.

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  20. No dev. account and still working for me. On top of that now have the Pages, Numbers and Keynote in the cloud betas showing up (and working) in iCloud….

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