iOS 15 will let iPhone users trace their iPhone via the Find My Network even when the mobile has been switched off.
Apple already has a complete way to let iPhone users find their lost devices via the Find my application, and now the company is making it even easier for users to find their lost iPhones with only the iOS 15 update.
If the iOS 15 is installed in the device, the phone will not truly be turned off and instead, stay I a low-power state and acts like an AirTag. This will allow the other nearby iOS devices to pick up its Bluetooth signal and send back its location to the owner.
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Find My iPhone helps you locate the device when it is lost or stolen, even if it is switched off or in power reserve mode. This functionality can be changed in the Find My network in Find My inside settings.
Apple says that the new tracking method will also let users locate iPhones if their device has been reset to the factory settings. The iPhone will have the Incitement Lock sanction and Apple will inform the user about the phone being reset with an alert dialogue. The text in the alert refers to a feature that will help in recovering stolen items.
Apple says, “To help make sure that nobody is misled into purchasing the device, the Hello screen will clearly show that your device is locatable, locked, and still yours.”
Apple will also be introducing a new alert which is delivered to an owner’s iPhone when an AirPod or any of the Apple product has been left behind. The application will also provide directions to the item. Other new additions to the Find My network include giving the users the ability to track an estimated location of missing AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
The application will aim to get users within the Bluetooth range of either of the accessories so that they can play a sound to find them even when they are in the charging case.
Interestingly, the copy for the alert dialog testimonial this feature to help recover stolen items. Usually, Apple does not advocate using Find My features to fight against theft. If you want to make your device actually turn off, you can change the behavior in the settings disable the low-power ‘Find My’ mode completely.
Having iPhone remain in power reserve mode may have a gradual impact on the overall battery stamina time, but such details are yet to be seen. If you don’t wish to use it, however, you can clearly have it switched off within its settings.