Find My iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Sc00tr, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Sc00tr macrumors regular

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    How many times does the alarm go off when you send a message with Find My iPhone? I can see that my phone is at home but i can not find it. The ringer switch is on mute.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It will beep until the battery dies. The sound plays at full volume, even if it's set to mute.
     
  3. Sc00tr thread starter macrumors regular

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    that is what i thought. when I refresh find my iphone it shows that it is still active but i don't hear anything.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    In Find my iPhone, did you tell it to make a sound along with the message?
     
  5. Sc00tr thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes. I can also see that it refreshes with a green dot each time with < 1 min. so I assume that the battery is not dead yet.

    Is the sound like a beep or more like a ring?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    It's the Sonar ringtone. It plays it over and over again. Without known the size of your house; my advice, start looking before its battery dies. Maybe send it another message and double check that you tell it to play a sound along with the message.
     
  7. Sc00tr thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is really small. I will gie it another try. Thsanks
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Could it be outside somewhere? Like a car, pool area, front porch, mailbox?
     
  9. Sc00tr thread starter macrumors regular

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    found it outside. The find my iphone sound was not working. I did have an alarm that went off which was never dismissed. I wonder if that was masking the sonar sound.
     
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  11. dknightd macrumors 6502

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    As near as I can tell, the igotya app that does this is NOT the one(s) on the itunes store (i.e. requires jailbrake). Is this correct?
     
  12. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Actually the sonar sound will only sound for about 10 minutes, though at the end of that time you can go back into Find My iPhone and have it play the sound again.

    Find My iPhone has saved my behind a couple times now. :)

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    Correct, jailbreak is required for this app.
     
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