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Old Apr 10, 2016, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Why does "Find my iPhone" suck so badly?

Is is solely attributable to the lack of google maps or is there more to it?

Android Device manager does such an awesome job it's like it can just about tell us what end of the house the given device is in. "Find my iPhone"
is working great if it gets within a mile.

(Our family uses this more for people locating than device locating)
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Old Apr 10, 2016, 07:08 PM   #2
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The few times I've ever used it it's been great.
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Old Apr 10, 2016, 08:11 PM   #3
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The few times I've ever used it it's been great.
This. It's always been pretty great for me too.

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Is there a setting to improve granularity?
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Old Apr 11, 2016, 12:42 AM   #5
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It's worked well for me too.
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Old Apr 11, 2016, 07:23 AM   #6
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Is there a setting to improve granularity?
not that I have found.


Based on the other responses, I guess it's just me
I think the apple devices in our house know how much I dislike them and they feel the same way
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Old Apr 11, 2016, 09:35 AM   #7
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I used it once to find my wife's phone that she had dropped somewhere on a 50 mile bike ride. The phone was in the exact spot the icon pointed to.
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Old Apr 11, 2016, 09:55 AM   #8
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Also if you are trying to find a device that doesnt have GPS(wifi iPad) Im pretty sure your location is just an approximation defined by the IP address so its not going to be accurate at all.
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Worked perfect every time I needed to use it
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Is is solely attributable to the lack of google maps or is there more to it?

Android Device manager does such an awesome job it's like it can just about tell us what end of the house the given device is in. "Find my iPhone"
is working great if it gets within a mile.

(Our family uses this more for people locating than device locating)
Works fine for me.

Might be related to density of signals and towers in a given area. But should still be somewhat accurate there.
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