Using iPhone as GPS Tracking

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  1. appleguy macrumors 6502

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    Anyone used an older iphone hidden in a car for GPS tracking?
    Any disadvantages/advantages?
     
  2. redman042 macrumors 68030

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  3. appleguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    HA HA HA
    No it is just for inside my car. To help track it, make sure it is where I left it etc. Why else do people have GPS trackers in cars?
     
  4. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Battery life would be a big con, unless you can hard-wire it into place. GPS signal reception may also be an issue. But other than that, the "Find My Phone" functionality is baked in... And I suspect you can find a number of other tools that would allow tracking.

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  5. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Why wouldn't your car be where you left it? How often has it been somewhere else?

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  6. appleguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just incase it gets stolen.
    Plus there might even be a trip app that calculates and reports on trips etc.
     
  7. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    So hard wire an old phone to power, throw it in your glove box, and pay for a phone line for it. There's lots of mileage tracking apps; you just need to find one that works for you. Use the "Find My Phone" if your car goes missing, I guess... Personally, it seems like more trouble than it's worth, but I've never had a car stolen. But that's what my insurance is for...

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  8. appleguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have only had my car towed. (illegally) once before but still be great if my car is not where i left it to track it down and find it.
     

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