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SkippingHat

  1 month ago

Thank goodness for 'Find my iPhone'!

Took the dog for our regular hour long walkies up in the park and as we got home and I went to get my key from my pocket, I realised my pocket was unzipped and my phone was gone. Panic! Turned right around and retraced my steps. I was hoping it would be where I had taken off my jacket and tied it around my waist, but I kept scanning the ground as we went back the way we came. Didn't find my phone anywhere, not even where I thought it might be. Asked everyone I met, but no phone.

One nice lady who I've chatted to occasionally asked if I had set up the 'Find my iPhone' app; 'Yes' I said! In my panic I had forgotten all about that. When I got back home again, I first looked up my husband's office number on the laptop and phoned him to ask him to call the phone network to put a block on it. I was convinced someone had picked it up. Then I went to iCloud and clicked on 'Find my iPhone'. At first I thought it wasn't working as it was just a blank screen with a green dot in the middle, but then I realised it wasn't a just a blank screen, there was a tiny little bit of road visible down at the bottom. So I expanded the view so more roads appeared. The phone was somewhere in the park, showing as a vast expanse of nothing - oh, dear. I put a blank piece of paper over the screen and traced the roads, then went to google maps and, yes, it showed the main paths in the park and even named the benches! I had taken some more obscure paths and the phone location was not near a main path, but I now had a much better idea where my phone was - it looked like it was indeed where I had taken my jacket off. Why didn't I find it though when I went looking?

So back out to the park again, scanning the ground as I went. I got to the obscure path and walked very slowly and looked into all the long grass on either side as I walked closer to the spot where I remembered taking my jacket off. Bingo!!! There it was on the side in a tall tuft of grass! Yes, yes, yes!!! I don't know how I missed it the first time I went back to look, but yes, I found my phone! I got back home and phoned my husband and gave him the good news and asked him to call the phone network and take the block off. Then I collapsed on the sofa - my one hour walkies had turned into three hour walkies! If you've not already done it, activate the 'Find my phone' on your mobile!
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TolunaTeamEN

  1 month ago
I'm glad you were able to locate it! This is a very useful feature - thanks for letting everyone know about it! Reply
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cooksonj17

  1 month ago
Useful Reply
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R8394037v

  1 month ago
That’s a good app Reply
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Meryl10

  1 month ago
Good stuff, although dropping a phone is never a good idea... zip that pocket up! ;) Reply
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J3878593i

  1 month ago
Yeee Reply
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spartan3002

  1 month ago
Phew , well done Skip , sounds a great idea ! Reply
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roselily1

  1 month ago
I have never set up find my phone app up bt after reading this i think i might ,does it cost anything for the app? .Hubby is always losing his luckily just in the house or car ,but one day i might just need it Reply
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Mags0

  1 month ago
Thanks for the tip Skip, glad you found your phone. :) xxx Reply
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Chris563

  1 month ago
Pleased you found your phone Reply
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Mark_W

  1 month ago
Technology is great at times! At least you found it in the end!!! Reply
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