There are so many security features on phones these days, so that if it goes missing they’re easier to find or just shut down.
Insurance is also a way to protect it, along with pass codes, finger print ID, facial recognition and about passwords.
These days phone trackers are also pretty much come as standard on most handsets.
The tracker can sometimes be fairly complicated and confusing, though- and that’s exactly what Gareth Robinson from Bradford found out.
He had lost his iPhone and had presumed that it was stolen, so he was desperate to track it down.
He turned on his iPad and logged into the ‘Find My iPhone’ app. He was happy to hear that his device was somewhere nearby.
He decided to jump in his car and drive around, following the app, in order to catch the culprit who’d gone off with his phone…
But after an hour behind the wheel, investigating the criminal who he had labeled as a suspect, he was still no closer to finding his dog and bone.
But, as it turns out, he had gone on an hour-long wild goose chase.
The phone that he was looking for was actually on his passenger seat.
The signal from the phone isn’t enough for the tracker to determine the phone’s exact location, so it gives a vague radiant.
It could have literally been anywhere in the big circle in Bradford, so the dude felt he had to drive around to search the entire area. And as he moved, so did the tracker, which led him to believe the ‘thief’ was on the run.
He shared his on Facebook, he wrote: “Lost my phone so used ‘find my iPhone’ tracker on my iPad… Boom, locked in. Some shifty fucker round here has it.
“Drove around for a good hour and even stalked a suspect’s house ’cause they stood outside looking shift.
“It must be close by, but they’re on the move, bet they know I’m onto them…
“Oh wait, what’s this on the passenger seat?
“Case closed.” [sic]
Luckily, he’s seen the funny side, and so did his wife,, who’s presumably not let him forget about the day.
“[He] actually followed someone in his car as he thought he had it,” Caroline, 32, said. “Turned out it was on his car seat. He was looking for it for a good hour. Hilarious!”
I’m sure this happens to the best of us. LOL