With iOS 14, Apple opened its walled garden a bit. Apart from allowing users to change their default email and web browser apps, the company also allowed them to add third-party devices in the Find My app. Apple did so to silence growing criticism about the company not operating on a level playing field when it comes to third-party products and services. However, it has now come under criticism.
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Find My App has once again helped catch an iPhone thief. The thief was caught trespassing private property, and the owner took a photograph of the incident on his iPhone 8. Soon enough, a struggle ensued, and the perpetrator snatched the iPhone from the property owner.
An ex-Apple Engineer has been fighting for his share of due credit for working on Find My iPhone. The engineer claims he helped invent a feature that helps you track stolen and lost iPhones. Cali court has sided with the ex-Apple Engineer and has considered entertaining his plea.
AirPods are quite easy to lose. Way too easy to lose. If you’re the forgetful kind, you can quite easily forget the small AirPods case. And a single AirPod is easy to lose in the gym or when changing clothes. Here’s how you can quickly and easily find lost AirPods (either a single AirPod or the case).
Find My iPhone is Apple’s sophisticated system for tracking all your Apple devices. Even though the app is called Find my iPhone, you can use it to track your iPad, Mac, and even AirPods. If you’ve got Family Sharing turned on, you can track all the devices from all your family members from a single app! This feature is useful when you’ve lost your iPhone, misplaced your Mac or just want to see where your family members are. Here’s how to set it up and start using it.
Sometimes finding your iPhone can mean finding something even more important, as was the case for one teenager in Pennsylvania.
Some iCloud users are finding that unknown or old Macs are showing up in the Find My iPhone web app, according to reports on Twitter. In some cases, users have the ability to remotely lock and erase computers they don’t own, which makes it a pretty serious issue.