Find My iPhone has a new trick in iOS 8

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Your iPhone is capable of sending out one last message containing its current location before the battery dies, should you ever lose it.

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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.

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Settings path to enable Find My iPhone to send the last location before the battery dies.Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

You’ll need to enable this feature for it to start working, but doing so is a piece of cake.

  • Launch Settings
  • Tap on the iCloud option
  • Scroll to the bottom to Find My iPhone and select it

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.

Even though this article refers to it as Find My iPhone, the same feature is available on both the iPadand iPod touch.

via cnet.com

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