If you have not downloaded this app yet, let me tell you why you should!
The other day I was taking my pooch, Sota, for a nice long bike ride in the evening. I was wearing a jacket as the weather is getting a little cooler, and in my jacket pocket I put my keys and my phone and off we went. Sota is an amazing dog, and I couldn’t ask for him to be any more well-behaved than he is for how much he has to be cooped up all day long. So I try to treat him with long walks/runs or bike rides at least once a day, maybe in the morning or at night when it isn’t too hot for him.
Anyways, so we are biking around the residential areas where I live to avoid the heavy traffic of the main roads, and we are gone for about an hour. Then we get home and I had gotten him an new toy, and I was all excited to give it to him. So I was looking for my phone so I could take a video and send it to my fiancé who is in Germany and always wants to see how our furbaby is doing.
Phone is nowhere to be found. But luckily I have the Find My iPhone app. (I will admit I have a tendency to lose my phone, and this is not the first time I have needed to use it.) So I open the app, and up pops the little map telling me where all my devices are. And low and behold, there is my iPhone, about 12 blocks away from my house in some random neighborhood. But it is on and working, so there is hope!
My roommate and I go out on the hunt, and we are following directions off her phone to the little green dot which is my phone … lost. As we are getting closer to the dot, I realize someone must have picked it up because I did not bike anywhere in this area at all.
I used the app to turn my phone on to lost mode (which locks it and displays a customized message that I put in–telling it to call my roommate’s phone if lost and also will make the phone play a sound to help you find it). Shortly, after me setting it into lost mode, we get a call from the very nice people who found my phone and they graciously returned it.
I am definitely lucky the people who found it were nice enough to return it, and not the kind of people who would have just stolen it and tried to sell it. But, never the less, this app definitely helped me find my phone (especially if it had not been picked up and was just laying in the grass at a random park or something).
So there is my story and why I would recommend downloading the app. It has saved me on more the one occasion!