What you need to know about Find My iPhone in iOS 8
Property is an investment and we need to be vigilant about it especially when it could have personal information and important data. Smart phones have come to carry every personal information we have and it is important that we use them with safekeeping in mind.
There might be incidents that might get your phone out of your hands and you’ll be lucky if someone finds it and decides to return it to you. Unfortunately, there are those who have malicious intent and want to gain access to personal or sensitive information that might be stored inside your phone. But thanks to some app developers, we can now access some critical tech help to prevent this from happening.
In a previous blog entry, we featured some personal security apps, and since the iOS 8 is just right around the corner, I’ve learned that there will be some useful features added into one of the apps previously mentioned.
In addition to being one of the most useful apps to date, Find My iPhone will get two new features integrated with iOS 8 that will increase chances for you to find your iPhone, should it ever get lost, and protect your data from other people. Right now, you can locate your Apple device from anywhere in the map, remotely lock your device, erase data (you know, when you give up all hope), and the previously added Lost Mode that tracks your device’s location.
Now, the app’s developers took advantage of the iCloud sync and GPS function to record your device’s last location within the last 24 hours if the battery runs out. To give you a preview, you can access this feature by doing following this path: Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone > Send Last Location.
Another useful and important tweak to anticipate is the new Family Sharing feature. This new feature would allow anyone who has the same sync of the app to help you in finding your device as it also lets them know the whereabouts of your device from theirs.
Don’t you think it’s convenient? Apple is reported to be releasing the new iOS 8 by Fall 2014, so these features might not be available yet – although you could toggle the Send Last Location feature if you’ve already accessed the iOS 8 Beta ver.1, which is downloadable at the Apple Developer Portal.
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