San Francisco Peninsula Living - My iLucky Day!
Today was my iLucky Day! I just experienced one of the little miracles of technology and am still basking in the relief of a large annoyance being diverted into a small one. For anyone who is debating the value of owning an iPhone, I think this one feature could win you over. It’s Find My iPhone, and it’s available as an app for the iPhone 4 or on Moblie Me for the iPhone 3 or 4 or iPad.
Here’s how it works. An iPhone user - say me - puts their phone in their pocket, and after 4 errand stops and an hour and a half later arrives at home, realizing that they - I - no longer have the phone in my pocket. I frantically search my car - nothing. I then dump the entire contents of my purse onto the kitchen table - nothing. I recheck my pant and jacket pockets - nothing. I call my cell number, hoping to hear a familiar sound - nothing. I run back out to my car, start to jump in to retrace my steps as darkness begins to descend while experiencing the sinking feeling that I’m going to be really lucky to find it since it could have fallen out anywhere - in a parking lot or a store. Before I go fully desperato, my husband, who has witnessed my frantic search and followed me out to the car, suggests that I use Find My iPhone. “Huh?” He reminds me that our oldest daughter set it up for me at Christmas. “Okay, what do I do?” I ask her on her iPhone.
She (relatively patiently) guides me to Me.com where I have to put in my email & password. Then it shows me on the map where I left it!
Yea for GPS! It also gives me a window to have it make a sound, and I can lock it or even wipe it clean (thank goodness it didn’t come to that!). I stopped at 2 places on either side of the street it shows, so I call one (no phone there, according to the person who answers) and then the other (bingo- they have my phone and heard the sound it began emitting).
I tell them I’ll be there in about 20 minutes and head out, much calmer, knowing my phone is safe and sound. I pick up my phone and after thanking its finder profusely, I’m ‘back in action” in less than an hour of realizing I have lost one of my essentials. Is that cool or what?
Find My iPhone rocks! And so do my daughter, husband and the very nice person who found my phone and gave it back to me! I think I just experienced iLuck!
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