Find my AirPods, not there yet

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by cruppga, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. cruppga macrumors member

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    Looks like this still needs a little work. After a 30 minute drive to work listening to a Podcast via my AirPods. Find my Airpods still showed last known location as my house yesterday afternoon. Hopefully Apple can tweek this to work correctly. Find my Airpods could be beneficial, but it needs to be accurate.
     
  2. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    How can it be accurate when it has no gps? You want accuracy, attach an external GPS + 3g transmitter to it and carry that everywhere.
     
  3. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Because it's connected to the phone
    Think before you post

    How does Find My Apple Watch work? Idk, maybe it's connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth, that also has GPS
     
  4. cruppga thread starter macrumors member

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    It works off the last connection it had to your phone. WHich has GPS o_O
     
  5. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    It WAS connected to the phone... if ios keeps tracking airpods location all the time, with a high accuracy, you'll complain about battery life and provacy issues.

    Once it's disconnected, it's only going to show the approx. PAST location of where it was last connected. Obviously, it's not going to be pin-point accurate.
     
  6. cruppga thread starter macrumors member

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    WOuld it not use the same amount of battery as the other 'Find my Stuff"? Not really looking for Pin Point accuracy. But, being more accurate than a day behind and 8 miles is not asking too much.
     
  7. Iceage macrumors 6502

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    Mine are not showing up in the find my iPhone app. Is this another US only feature?
     
  8. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    Well first of all nobody knows since Apple doesn't disclose that. SEcondly, FMF doesn't run in the background all the time. so even if your find my airpods had logged the location, it's not guaranteed to be exactly when the airpod was disconnected. It could have been 10 minutes ago, and you may have already driven from home to work.
     

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