A few minutes ago, we explained you how to set up Find My iPhone on your iPhone 4. Technically, the newly free Find My iPhone only works for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 4.2. There is however a trick to make this work on older devices.

The funniest part is that Apple is even telling you how to bypass their own rules… From Apple’s Find My iPhone set up page, in the footnotes:

Create a free Find My iPhone account on any iPhone 4, iPad, or iPod touch (4th generation) running iOS 4.2. Once you create an account on a qualifying device, use your Apple ID and password to enable Find My iPhone on your other devices running iOS 4.2. Find My iPhone is not available in all countries.

So basically, set it up on your iPhone 4 running iOS 4.2, then you can repeat the process on any other device running 4.2.

[@jesnell via TiPb via LifeHacker via @shuhaadh]

  • Aaron Hickman

    BAH, but I do not have access to an iPhone 4. Does this mean people will just go to the apple store to use an iPhone 4 to create an account?

  • Camilo

    So I need to buy an Iphone 4 in order to activate the service in my 3GS.

  • Camilo

    can I activate the Find my iphone service in the iPad for the firts time?

    • Yes you can use your iPad if it’s on 4.2. Or try to find a friend who has an iPhone 4 with 4.2.

  • jason

    does it really work? anyone tried?

  • Name: Mark

    Im sorry mate, but as much as you’d like it to, your Droid cannot possibly play a true 1080p file.. In fact no phone can at the moment except the currently fictitious Tegra 2 phones on the way and maybe that Creative Zii Egg..

    • Z

      Interesting remark… Thank you! =)

  • Logammaut

    It works on my iPhone 3GS. Thank you.

  • guitarfreak13

    but can you do it with an 4th gen ipod touch and a 3gs?

  • hagen

    ive got iphone 3gs that ive just upgraded to 4.2 but when i run thru the setup it says device not supported this iphone is not qualified for free mobileme service???