My iPhone can predict my schedule?

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  1. Mimsayw macrumors newbie

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    So this is a weird question... I don't have my work address saved in my phone, and I don't have my schedule saved in my phone either. How was my phone able to provide me with travel time to my work? How does it know when and where I'm about to go?

    I have attached a picture in case you're reading this and have no idea what I'm talking about and/or think I'm a crazy person.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. BSDanalyst macrumors regular

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    It knows your current location and then predicts using Maps how long it would take to your destination in your calendar.
     
  3. BreeeZe macrumors member

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  4. Vladislav macrumors regular

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    Its a magical phone, thats why! :D
     
  5. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Had this exact experience this am and was pretty confused.

    I guess my phone knows almost everything now.
     
  6. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    It takes a couple of weeks to start up but as long as the Frequent Locations thingy is turned on, it will predict your daily commute. Quite cool.

    It's like that Google feature with those cards, whatever it is called.
     
  7. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    Its called Google Now. My phone doesn't tell me ****.. I've had it for about a week though, I'm waiting for it to tell me when and how long.
     
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    You have an iPhone? On iOS 7? It takes two full weeks to learn your driving habbits, and should start showing you this traffic data in Notification Center during your third full week of using iOS 7.

    Keep in mind, any restore or resetting all settings clears the data, and it is not backed up to iTunes or iCloud so that would cause this time period to start over fresh.
     
  9. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I've got an iPhone, its in my sig. Looks like I wont know until next week of November :)
     
  10. CrimsonKnight macrumors 6502

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    Mine works, and its awesome. I like it. In the morning its nice to see what the drive is going to be in the morning before I head out the door. Also, does the same when I leave my job in the evening.

    It's a nice feature, that is integrated well into the OS. Google now does this also, but I prefer the iOS integration more.
     
  11. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a

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    be careful now. Big brother is watching you (ha ha ha). i have not noticed this yet. maybe because i don't have any schedules/plans on my iPhone.
     
  12. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    And now we all know where the OP works.

    You may want to consider taking it down and/or blurring it, should you be concerned about privacy and all...
     
  13. Mimsayw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the responses! It is cool a feature, but it caught me off guard because I'd never seen that before! I thought I was going crazy for sure.
    Also, not really worried about anyone knowing my work address. I'm sure there are thousands of Main Streets. Or you could just ask my phone.
     
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    There's a lot of streets out there named East Main. I'm pretty sure the OP is all right in terms of privacy here.
     
  15. AFDoc, Oct 25, 2013
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    Really? Are you really asking how it would know? It doesn't know, it's a phone. It does know your frequent locations however.
     
  16. powerstrokin, Oct 25, 2013
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  17. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    It works really well since the beta days. I used iOS 7 long enough it recognized the time at which I was about to go a frequent location. For example every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm to class. Worked well!
     
  18. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I'm retired, and it has no clue where I am going from day to day :D
     
  19. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    I don't seem to get this? Is it because I have an iPhone 4?

    I don't see that option in location settings.
     
  20. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    The phone predicts where am going by noting past trips. If I do these trips often enough, I already know how to get there and how long it takes me. Doesn't seem like it require a phone to tell me something I already know?
     
  21. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Yes but it's dynamic, it accounts for traffic. It's great for me,because traffic on my two possible routes to and from work varies greatly day by day. Helps me pick which way to go and to see when I should leave.
     
  22. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    Is this feature area specific? Coz i havent gotten it to work till yet. And yes my third week will start from monday.
     
  23. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    This would help me if Apple integrated public transit into the their maps.
     
  24. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Well I don't see it on my iPhone 4.. Maybe I need to enable location on apple maps!!
     
  25. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I don't think it's available for the iPhone 4.
     

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