standard PC Tattletale for iOS Setup

In this article you will see how to have your iOS devices set up for PC Tattletale.  Before we get started there are a few things you need to know.  PC Tattletale for iOS works differently from other platforms.  There is no software to put on their device.  Instead, everything is doing through the iOS iCloud back up system.  This article shows you how to set up iCloud so PC Tattletale can read everything from it.

Turn off 2 Factor Authentication

Apple’s iCloud has 2 factor authentication built in.  We need to turn this off so PC Tattletale can work with it.  Here is how to make sure 2 factor authentication is turned off on their iTunes account.

TIP: If you try to connect PC Tattletale to their iTunes account with 2 Factor Authentication turned on they will get a pop up notification on their device.  Make sure it is turned off before connecting PC Tattletale.

First sign into the iTunes account Here:


TIP:  If 2 Factor Authentication is turned on it will make a pop message on their device when you try to sign in.

After you sign in just pick “edit” in the security section:

Then pick “Turn off 2 factor authentication”:

When you do this Apple will ask you make some basic authentication questions:


After you pick the questions with some answers it will be turned off.  Now they will not be notified when PC Tattletale connects to their iCloud backup.

The next step is optional.  Do it only if you can get access to their device.  You just want to make sure iCloud is set up to send all the back up information so PC Tattletale can get it.


Setting up the Device

There is not much to setting up the iOS device.  Just make sure iCloud back is turned on.  Do this by going into settings and picking iCloud:

TIP:  You can only do these steps if you have access to their iOS device.


Once you pick iCloud make sure they at least have Contacts & Websites turned ON to back up:

Look for the “Back up” button right below Keychain.  Click it.

You can see when the last iCloud backup was taken.  It usually happens at night when the device has a Wifi connection.  You can run a back up right now if you want.  Just make sure it is turned on to do back ups:



Location Services

Let’s make sure location services are turned on.  Then pcTattletale will use GPS to track their every move all day long.

Click “Find my iPhone”


Make sure to turn on find my iphone:



There is nothing else to do with the device.  It is set up to record everything to PC Tattletale now.

Hooking up PC Tattletale to iPhone

The last step is to hook PC Tattletale up with your iOS device.  Then it can read the iCloud data from it.  This is easy to do.  Just sign into your PC Tattletale account and click the “dashboard” link at the top:


Next click the “Add Device” link at the bottom of the page (right side):

Now choose iPhone or iPad:

Now you can enter the iCloud information:


When you do all their devices will show up.  Just pick the one you want to watch.  It will be in your PC Tattletale dashboard.  That is all there is to it.