Find iphone location services disabled

 

One of the best things about Find My iPhone is the ability to, well, find your iPhone if you happen to misplace it. It’s a feature that every iOS device owner (and Mac users too) should have enabled on their devices, but up until now there has been a problem; when a devices battery runs out, so goes the ability to track the lost iPhone. That’s exactly what this setting in iOS 8 aims to resolve, and much like Find My iPhone, every iOS device owner should take a moment to enable this.


Descriptively called “Send Last Location”, it sends the last known location of the iOS device to Apple when the battery becomes critically low. What this means for you as the person looking for the missing iPhone, is that the last place it was physically located will show up on your very own Find My iPhone map, and with that, hopefully the ability to go find the now battery-drained device.

You’ll need to have the general Find My iPhone service enabled for this option to work, but you should always have that enabled anyway for a variety of reasons. Here’s what you’ll want to do next:

Find iphone location services disabled

Smartphones contain our entire lives these days. They've got all of our contacts messages social media profiles and often much more besides. They are very big in our lives but very small in our physical world. They are also quite slippery and easy to leave behind. Lost iPhones are so common that there is an app to help their hapless owners locate their errant phones: Find My iPhone.

Find my iPhone is not foolproof and cannot protect against dropping down the loo and the like. However when it comes to finding a lost iPhone it's hard to beat.

If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use any iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app, open it, and sign in with the Apple ID you use for iCloud. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map, remotely lock it, play a sound, display a message, or erase all the data on it.

One of the best things about Find My iPhone is the ability to, well, find your iPhone if you happen to misplace it. It’s a feature that every iOS device owner (and Mac users too) should have enabled on their devices, but up until now there has been a problem; when a devices battery runs out, so goes the ability to track the lost iPhone. That’s exactly what this setting in iOS 8 aims to resolve, and much like Find My iPhone, every iOS device owner should take a moment to enable this.


Descriptively called “Send Last Location”, it sends the last known location of the iOS device to Apple when the battery becomes critically low. What this means for you as the person looking for the missing iPhone, is that the last place it was physically located will show up on your very own Find My iPhone map, and with that, hopefully the ability to go find the now battery-drained device.

You’ll need to have the general Find My iPhone service enabled for this option to work, but you should always have that enabled anyway for a variety of reasons. Here’s what you’ll want to do next:

When an iDevice is lost or stolen, it's a race against time to find it before the battery dies. Once the battery dies, you're unable to connect to the device through Apple's Find My iPhone app to track it down. In iOS 8, however, a new feature will hopefully point you in the right direction when the battery on your device becomes "critically" low.

Not only is this where you find the switch to enable Find My iPhone on a particular device, but you'll find a new switch to enable the "Send Last Location" feature we just discussed. No word on what Apple means by a battery being "critically" low.

I can imagine for those of you who find your battery constantly running low, repeated alerts of your device's location can become pretty annoying.

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It’s an all too common scenario. You and your friends go out for a few drinks on a Saturday night. One drink turns to two, then three, and somewhere — probably in between the four shots of horrendous well whiskey and your oh-so-fantastic karaoke rendition of Jewel’s  You Were Meant for Me  — you go from a casual night out to painting the town red. Your iPhone, the essential piece of tech that’s basically become an extension of you, disappears somewhere without a trace.

Although optimized for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Find my iPhone is available on all devices equipped with iOS 5 or later. The utility is completely free and compatible beginning with the iPhone 3GS, third-generation iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini, and all the latest versions thereof. A valid iCloud account is also required and devices without cellular data must be connected to a registered Wi-Fi network to be located.