What you need to know
- Find My iPhone can help locate lost or stolen handsets.
- One Londoner was able to locate a lost iPhone.
- But it wasn't quite that simple.
Apple's Find My iPhone service has been credited with reuniting people with lost iPhones over the years. And it's been at it again, this time helping a Londoner find the iPhone that they lost while traveling. Redditor Jujusmu posted to say that they lost their phone either in the back of a taxi or while running for a train. Either way, it was gone.
After initially trying the Find My app to locate the iPhone, things didn't look good. It was turned off. That might have been enough for most people to give up. But not here.
After a less than fruitful call to the local police, the Redditor did something that probably wasn't the best idea in hindsight. They went to where the iPhone was and started knocking on doors.
That could have gone wrong in any number of ways, but I'm glad the person got their iPhone back. And for everyone else, make sure you know all about the Find My app and service. You never know when it will save the day.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.