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Old 23 January 2011, 14:26   #1
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Find or wipe your lost iphone

Ive not had to use this in anger, but have experienced the paranoia of not knowing where my phone was.

I think this is for ios4 only so will only work for iphone 4 's but what a great feature and is FOC.

If you register with this site here and then select one of the options on the phones software .. because the phone has built in GPS, you can use google earth/maps to pinpoint where the phone is ...ehhhh .. even which side of your house its on

The site then gives you options of whether you want to put a message on the phones display, lock it with a code, or .. wipe the entire phone wowsaaaa .. now thats an advance
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Ive not had to use this in anger, but have experienced the paranoia of not knowing where my phone was.

I think this is for ios4 only so will only work for iphone 4 's but what a great feature and is FOC.

If you register with this site here and then select one of the options on the phones software .. because the phone has built in GPS, you can use google earth/maps to pinpoint where the phone is ...ehhhh .. even which side of your house its on

The site then gives you options of whether you want to put a message on the phones display, lock it with a code, or .. wipe the entire phone wowsaaaa .. now thats an advance
Jailbroken iphones have had that feature since it came out
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Some of us still have phones in warranty .. do you mean 3G's as well ?
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Some of us still have phones in warranty .. do you mean 3G's as well ?
Yep, so does GD. The benefits are awesome. Especially the phone is passed on to me after a year and I continue to reap the benefits

Jailbreaking has been ruled legal by the high court anyway. If the phone breaks then you simply restore it with itunes and apple is none the wiser.

Edit: more info here. In addition to that I like to use "Veency" It allows my iPhone to be on charge behind my bed whilst I work at my desk. If I want to use my phone then I simply control it from the computer, remote desktop stylee. Very useful
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Yep, so does GD. The benefits are awesome. Especially the phone is passed on to me after a year and I continue to reap the benefits

Jailbreaking has been ruled legal by the high court anyway. If the phone breaks then you simply restore it with itunes and apple is none the wiser.

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Cool .. but you know what the downside is then GD has a GPS fix on your keester where ever you go . I thought about implanting mine with homing devices .. but who needs 'em when you can give them an iphone
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Cool .. but you know what the downside is then GD has a GPS fix on your keester where ever you go . I thought about implanting mine with homing devices .. but who needs 'em when you can give them an iphone
Nein. I don't have it on mine 'cos when he had it he tried it and there were numerous flaws. Mainly I think 'cos he didn't set it up properly but I haven't tried it since.

He had it on a setting whereby it sent off its position every hour. When he turned it off overnight it turned back on again automatically so the battery was flat by the morning. If he had persevered he would simply have turned on the setting whereby the position is only sent when asked for by a computer. Unfortunately if the phone is turned off then it won't receive this request.
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If you register with this site here and then select one of the options on the phones software .. because the phone has built in GPS, you can use google earth/maps to pinpoint where the phone is ...ehhhh .. even which side of your house its on
does the iPhone see satelites indoors?
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does the iPhone see satelites indoors?
dont need to, they also get position from Cell towers (triangulating).
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dont need to, they also get position from Cell towers (triangulating).
triangulation is not going to give you the WAAS type accuracy required to know which side of my house the phone is in as Bigmuz suggested. In fact last time I tried triangulation it didn't even have me in the right street never mind the right house.
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when he had it he tried it and there were numerous flaws. Mainly I think 'cos he didn't set it up properly but I haven't tried it since.He had it on a setting whereby it sent off its position every hour. When he turned it off overnight it turned back on again automatically so the battery was flat by the morning.
Jailbroken phones mine is a supported product and appears to work

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Starovich might have it .. but presumably apple and google talk to each other ..regardless of that, ive used other gps devices that work when you are reasonably close to a window so I assume yes

Due to the prevelance of all the gps tracking stuff that allows stolen cars to be found inside lockups and garages I'd also say yes ... or were you just testing me ? It may also just relay its last position via the mobile network .. who knows .. that works indoors ok afterall
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