Is there an app that will...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by karinatwork, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. karinatwork macrumors regular

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    ... sound an alarm on your watch if you are moving away from your phone? That'd be so nifty, so I won't forget my phone at home anymore. :)
     
  2. RangeMaster619 macrumors regular

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    Thats actually funny, and a good idea. Or a "Find my Phone" apple watch app that will help you find your phone when you misplace it. (As long as you are close enough to maintain that BT connection)
     
  3. Jim4D macrumors member

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    There is a ping function built into the watch if you misplace your phone and its still on the same BT or wireless network you can send an audible ping to your phone.
     
  4. poppe macrumors 68020

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    You can ping your phone right from your watch. That is a feature built into the watch software. So you won't lose your phone now.
     
  5. slvrscoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Annnnnnnnd this would be done how?
     
  6. ap105 macrumors regular

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    Going into glances on the watch and there's a ping option.
     
  7. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Watch the tour guides and it'll show you how to do so.
     
  8. slvrscoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Found it. Dont need no 'guides' lol
    We dont need no stinking badges!
     
  9. appboy, Apr 25, 2015
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    The automatic alarm when you are about to leave the BT area of your phone is actually a good idea ;)
     
  10. karinatwork thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, I'm no developer, but someone please make this app! :)
     
  11. saxman211 macrumors regular

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    Has it been made yet?? I'm looking for it as well.. It's long overdue..
     
  12. andrewstirling macrumors 6502

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    I’m sure there was one. I deleted it because it drained the battery on my phone a bit. Can’t remember what it was called though !
     
  13. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502

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    It should be built into watchOS. I think it’s an essential feature.
     
  14. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen this question asked before. Yes, it would be a cool app to have on the watch. Especially those of us who don't have cellular enabled ones. The "find your iPhone" ping functionality won't help the OPs predicament at all.

    I've left the house without my phone as well. What tends to happen in my case is I get a "phone disconnected from Bluetooth" type announcement as I get a couple houses away. Then I know to turnaround and retrieve my phone. Does your vehicle have similar functionality?
     
  15. saxman211 macrumors regular

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    definitely would be great if they came up with this....
     
  16. hrefman macrumors newbie

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    Great idea I’ve done this numerous times
     

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