Let’s Talk about the iLocalis Cost and Why You Might Want to Consider Using this App
8-18-2013 Update: The Find My iPhone app is now going to be free to use! In my opinion, this pretty much does away with the advantage that iLocais once had over Find My iPhone. You can read about this news here: Find My iPhone Update. Keep in mind that this article was originally written when this application was not free.
In the spirit of making my website the most comprehensive site of it’s kind on the Internet, I’ll leave this post about iLocalis up but the fact that I used to like this app better than Find My iPhone simply because of its cost is now a moot point.
If you have an iPhone, you may already know that the iPhone is compatible with many of the popular cell phone locator applications on the market.
Perhaps the most popular of these iPhone cell tracker applications is Find My iPhone. While this is a popular application because it is made specifically for the iPhone, it is unpopular with many people because it is so expensive to use.
If you would like to use Find My iPhone, you will need to pay $99.00 for a years subscription to a service called MobileMe. The actual application is free to download and install but if you want to be able to actually use it, you need to pay for a MobileMe subscription.
Many people have been waiting for something to come along that’s less expensive than Find My iPhone and something finally has. This new application is called iLocalis.
Why I Like iLocalis Better Than Find My iPhone
Let me take a minute and tell you why I like the iLocalis iPhone tracker better than Find My iPhone. The main reason is because it is much more affordable. There are two membership levels that you can subscribe to with the iLocalis iPhone locator. There is a basic membership level and premium membership level. To be a basic member, you only need to pay $7.00 for your subscription. If you want to be a premium member it will cost you $20.00 a year. As you can see, this is significantly cheaper than Find My iPhone which charges $99.00 a year.
One Drawback To iLocalis
One of the most annoying things about the iPhone is that Apple wants to keep their hand in the cookie jar and they restrict the number of applications that you can download and install on your iPhone to the applications that they sell in their iPhone Apps Store. Apple has locked the operating system of the iPhone to prevent users from installing unauthorized applications on to their iPhones.
ILocalis is not available in the iPhone Apps Store and it is not an approved application. Fortunately, there is a way around this problem. All you need to do is perform a procedure on your iPhone called “jailbreaking.” Jailbreaking an iPhone basically means that you unlock the operating system and make it possible for you to install third party applications that are not approved by Apple. There are lots of instructions on the Internet about how to perform this procedure. It is actually quite simple to do.
Features Of iLocalis
For those who are interested in knowing what the iLocalis tracker can actually do, let me take a minute and discussed a few of the features. I won’t get into all of the features but I will tell you my favorites. If you choose to be a basic level member, you can use the “track iPhone” feature to locate your iPhone from any Internet connected computer. You can also give other people that authority to locate you with your iPhone.
Another nice feature that is available to basic level members is the ability to send a remote text message as if you are actually at your phone texting manually. This is perfect for those occasions when you might leave your phone somewhere but really need to send a text message to someone. Instead of driving all the way back to work to retrieve your phone just so you can send a text message, you can simply log into the iLocalis system and send a text message from the system just as if you were holding your iPhone in your hand. If you do this, the person who receives the text message will have no idea that it was sent through the iLocalis system.
Why I recommend the Premium Level Membership
My recommendation is that you subscribe to the premium level membership. There are a couple of reasons for this. The main reason is that there are so many more features available to you as a premium member. A couple of my favorite features are “remote lock” and “wipe clean”. These are two very powerful features.
The first one allows you to send a signal to your phone that will cause it to lock itself down and prevent any unauthorized snooping or using of your cell phone. I would recommend using this feature any time you realize that your phone has been misplaced. The “wipe clean” feature is only to be used if you don’t think that there is any chance whatsoever of you ever recovering your cell phone.
If you use this feature, it will basically delete everything that is on your phone. The best way to describe this feature is an “iPhone self destruct button”. Once you push the button, there is no going back. There is absolutely no way to reverse this so if you happen to find your iPhone a little later after you have activated this feature, you will be out of luck because there’s no way to get your information back.
Another very cool feature that is available to premium members is the ability to do “remote backup” of your contacts and data. Imagine having your iPhone stolen. There’s a good chance that you’ll never see it again if it is stolen. With this application, you can remotely backup everything that was on your iPhone so that you don’t lose any of your important contact information, photographs, or music.
Another very cool feature is that you have the ability to send a signal to your iPhone through iLocalis that will prevent anyone from uninstalling the cell phone tracker application. As cell phone tracking applications become more and more popular, the first thing that people who steal iPhones do is to uninstall any tracking software to prevent them from getting caught. This feature will prevent anyone from being able to uninstall the application. This means that your chances of recovering your iPhone are much greater.
There are many other features that are available on the iLocalis cell phone tracker. The feature you will probably use most often is the locate iPhone feature. If you’re like me, I am always misplacing my phone and being able to jump on a computer and instantly determine where I left it is the perfect solution to this problem for me.
Where To Download iLocals
If you would like to download this app after you have jailbroken your iPhone, you can get it here: cydia.saurik.com.
I Appreciate Your Visit
Thanks for stopping by my website site on GPS tracking technology. You can also read about the new iPhone 4g on my site if you are interested in learning about the latest and greatest cell phone from Apple.
If you’re a Verizon customer, you may want to try reading my article about the Verizon cell phone tracker service called VZ Navigator that can be found on my website as well.
Bye for now! Hope to see you again soon!