Tuesday, August 3, 2021

iOS 15 Find My

Juli Clover:

When you track a friend or a family member using the Find My app, it now shows continuous streaming updates on their location rather than updating with a new location every few minutes.


Devices that have been turned off can still be tracked by the Find My network in iOS 15.


If someone steals your iPhone and then erases it, in iOS 15, it’s still going to show up in the Find My app, and it will be trackable even after it’s been wiped.


With Separation Alerts, the Find My app can let you know if an iPhone or iPad is left behind by alerting you on one of the other devices with you.


AirPods have always shown up in the Find My app, but until now, functionality has been limited.


There’s now a Find My widget that you can add to the Home screen or the Today View to track items at a glance without having to open up the Find My app.

I’ve missed having the widget on my Mac since it was removed a few versions ago.


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I'm surprised you preferred the old Mac Notification Center widget (in Mojave and earlier, I think, right?). I found it to be soooo sluggish. The Catalina and later full-fledged Find My app is very speedy.

It would be nice to learn more about how—and how well—the tracking-while-powered-off actually works, because the premise is fascinating.. (In typical fashion, Juli Clover speculates about some possibilities in an authoritative tone, but offers no substantiation.)

@Paul Yes, I think Mojave was the last version with the old widget. The app itself is fine, but it felt so much faster to just slide the widget out for a quick check, and then have it automatically disappear.

Will the previous owner of a second hand iphone be able to track it indefinitely?

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