1. Auturi's Avatar
    Now there is Find My iPhone that is enabled in the Settings app, so then what does the app from the App Store do? Does it just enable you to find your Mac or iPad?

    What about that GPS technology regardless if its on or off, or connected to Wi-Fi or not?
    Last edited by Auturi; 10-29-2013 at 07:57 AM. Reason: Adding more
    10-29-2013 07:47 AM
  2. zerog46's Avatar
    The find my iPhone app does just that. Its good if you have other apple devices. At work the other day one of the guys I work with lost his phone so he login to find my iPhone on my phone and located his phone unharmed.
    10-29-2013 09:15 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Auturi, instead of totally revamping your thread, including the title, it would have been better to simply create a new thread. To answer the question you are now posing, yes, I do use the "Find My iPhone" feature around the house on occasions, and yes, I leave location services turned on.
    10-29-2013 10:00 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I use it to figure out where I left my phone or kids left their iPad minis because you can have the device emit a loud beeping noise. Location services don't need to be on for that although it obviously has to be connected to the network.
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    10-29-2013 10:21 AM
  5. rayz336's Avatar
    I've used it around the house a few times because sometimes I'll go a few days without using my iPad and not be able to find it
    10-29-2013 10:26 AM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    I haven't, but my kids have use it every now and then.


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    10-29-2013 11:51 AM
  7. Auturi's Avatar
    Lol I use the beeping noise to find it. Last time I did that, turns out I was sitting on it. Lol
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    10-29-2013 01:02 PM
  8. wbkm85's Avatar
    ive had to use it a few times... forgot my phone in my car and thought i had lost it

    its a life saver, for sure
    10-29-2013 01:18 PM
  9. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I've used it several times to find my wife's or daughter's phones in the house or car. I'm sure I'll use it for mine eventually.

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre3 using Forums
    10-29-2013 01:20 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Thankfully I've never had to use Find My iPhone, period.
    10-29-2013 01:35 PM
  11. pr1nce's Avatar
    I've never used it around the house yet. It's good to know I can if I need to.
    10-29-2013 02:01 PM
  12. taz323's Avatar
    Have it active, but luckily haven't had to use it.
    10-29-2013 04:08 PM
  13. vn906c's Avatar
    I use it occasionally to find my wife's phone. She loses it around the house all the time. I like that it still plays the sound even if the phone is on silent.
    10-29-2013 04:20 PM
  14. Enzetsu's Avatar
    I've use it all the time, most the time for someone else but it has come in handy. My iPhone use to show up in the weird places
    10-30-2013 12:09 PM
  15. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    To answer the title, yes! We use it around the house, it's 7 iDevices in my home. I keep my phone on me at all times but my kid brother and grandmother, that's another story.
    10-30-2013 01:03 PM
  16. Alik Malix's Avatar
    Not just at home (I loose keys, glasses, wallet all the time), but I use it at customers homes too. I'm a contractor and use my phone to collect data, measurements, and show people if something isn't level, so it's a pick-up & put-down when I make estimates or work in their home. Yeh, it gets misplaced all the time. Just log into iCloud on their PC - and voila. I might have converted a few customers with Android just with that trick in early days...
    10-30-2013 11:20 PM
  17. Yptcn's Avatar
    I never used it around the house because I never thought of it ! If I can't find my phone at home , I just call myself from the land line .
    Even if I'm on DND the home phone will ring , it's in a group called I.C.E with a few people who can call me day or night .
    10-31-2013 12:08 PM
  18. Redshirt's Avatar
    I've used it a couple times. One for a coworker that lost their phone (it ended up being under the seat in his truck). The ringer didn't turn out to be loud enough to find it though (not sure why). We drove away from the office, the Find My Iphone said it was in our location, so we knew it was somewhere in the truck.

    The second time, my phone had fallen off my belt getting into a taxi at a hotel. Used a friend's phone to locate it, wasn't in the taxi. It didn't give an exact location (so the GPS was blocked), but the circle it was in was at the hotel. Called the hotel, it was at the desk, had to go back and get it.

    So definitely useful to have. I had downloaded in iOS6 and it's on my phone. I suspect you still need to download the app if you actually want find an iPhone. It's 2 stage. You have the integration at the iOS7 level to say "Here I am" and you need the app to say "Where are you".
    11-03-2013 12:06 PM

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