Lost my iPhone today - but found it again thanks to an app...

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by theautopilot, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

    theautopilot

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    Was out walking with some students todays and got back to base to discover my iP4 was missing. I had been doing some photography with Pro HDR (another great app) and dropped it in long grass on the side of the road. But i remembered i had FoneHome running on it (which i had not touched more weeks, and was still running perfectly even after reboots and OS updates). So i borrowed a students HTC Hero to access the FH website and see where it was and sound the siren. Found it in no time.

    I honestly dont think i would have found it without this app as we walk about 6 miles in the country, certainly not before the weather damaged it.

    So stoked, best £1.19 i have spent and my fav app forever more!

    I have no affiliation with this app, just wanted to post a success story

    Buy it!!! http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/foneh...378450421?mt=8
     
  2. Gilly Gil macrumors regular

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    nice, glad you were able to find it. I believe there are a few apps like this in the app store. You said it sounded a siren? was that sound coming from the htc when you got near the phone or was the iphone making the noise?
     
  3. theautopilot thread starter macrumors 6502a

    theautopilot

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    From my iPhone - sounds even if it's on silent :)

    GPS location got me to about 20 feet away, then i could hear it in the grass.
     
  4. Batman89 macrumors 6502

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    Nice to see that you found it dude. Ironic that the phone that helped you find it was the HTC Hero lol
     
  5. Tionged macrumors newbie

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    ^ Looks like the Hero saved the day, eh?

    Glad you found it back. :)
     
  6. theautopilot thread starter macrumors 6502a

    theautopilot

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    Well yes, the Hero was the Hero! Lol, never realised that until today. But in fairness, any device with a webbrowser would have done the job. Fonehome was the real hero.
     

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