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In this article you will see how to have your iOS devices (iPhone) set up for PC Tattletale. Before we get started there are a few things you need to know. PC Tattletale for iPhone works differently from other platforms. There is no software to put on their device. Instead, everything is done through the iOS iCloud back up system on their iPhone. This article shows you how to set up iCloud so PC Tattletale can read everything from it.
Setting up their iPhone
There is not much to setting up their iPhone. Just make sure iCloud 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 iPhone 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:
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 their iPhone. 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. Then click “Add Device”:
Now choose iPhone or iPad:
Now you can enter their iCloud information:
How To Find their iPhone Verification Code
They probably have Apple’s 2 factor authentication turned on. It helps protect their account. But it does require you to enter a verification code each time you want to update pcTattletale or add a new iPhone. You can turn it off by reading this article: How to Turn off 2 Factor Authentication for iPhone
TIP: We highly recommend turning off 2 Factor authentication. It will make iPhone work a lot easier with pcTattletale.
The First step is to pick the settings icon on their iPhone:
Then click “Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & Apps”:
Now select “Passwords and security”:
Write down the number. You will need it to connect pcTattletale to the iPhone:
Finally just enter the verification code along with your iCloud (iPhone) username and password:
Now just pick their iPhone or iPad:
Once it connects to the phone it will start downloading and extracting their latest iPhone backup. When it is done it will send you an email and then you can view it.
Keep in mind your verification code will last around a day. After that you will need get a new one by following the steps above each time you want to update pcTattletale. For this reason we highly recommend turning off 2 Factor authentication.