“Hey Siri, ping my iPhone”

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by -BigMac-, Oct 18, 2017.

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“Siri, ping my iPhone”

  1. I can see myself using this

  2. Not needed, my iPhone is attached at the hip

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  1. -BigMac- macrumors 68000

    -BigMac-

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    #1
    Hi guys.

    Was just trying to find my iPhone in my room. Then I realised i can just speak to siri.

    I asked her “where is my phone”, “ping my phone” and “i cant find my phone”.
    None of these phrases did anything useful for me, her voice wasnt loud enough.

    My phone was on silent, so calling it did nothing to find it.

    Perhaps using a command like “ping my iphone” emits a noise like the Find My iPhone feature, the loud high pitched noise.

    Who would find this useful?
     
  2. jhall8 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I use the Tile app. Tile rings the iPhone even when it's on silent.
     
  3. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 68000

    -BigMac-

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    Tile is amazing, and thank you for the reply.
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but you need a secondary tile device to press, so the iphone rings?
     
  4. doubletap macrumors regular

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    icloud.com -> find my phone -> choose iphone -> play sound

    works even if DND is on and ringer is muted.

    Not sure I'd use the feature, but it only takes one time right? I almost always have a second device around or the phone is always within arms reach.
     
  5. KGB7 Suspended

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    How about clapping your hands? That would be a great feature.
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Apple Watch for the win! I hardly ever misplace my phone, but if I need it quickly and can’t find it, pinging from the Watch is a great feature.

    Most of the time my phone gets hidden by a pillow or blanket, so I doubt the microphones would even pick up me asking Siri for help.
     
  7. johannnn macrumors 65816

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    I also use my Apple Watch sometimes for this, it's great!
    (on the watch home screen, just drag up from the bottom, and click the phone button)
     
  8. jhall8 macrumors 6502

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    That’s correct. Also uses anonymous crowdsourcing to help you find your lost phone or items with Tiles attached
     
  9. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Watch solves this great when I lose track of my iPhone.
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Apple watch is good. I also use TrackR skill enabled on Alexa devices, or "Alexa call my phone"
     
  11. KGB7 Suspended

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    #11
    There used to be a a device some years back for your keys. You attach it to your key chain and if you couldn’t find your keys, all you had to do is whistle and the device would beep letting you know where your keys are. It was the size of a car key FOB.
     

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