From iOS 13
, Apple has merged into one app. The combined app, now called Apple Find My, has a new look, but works the same way it always does. So, God forbid, if you lost your new or you could still track it down with your iCloud account.
The new Find My App contains a number of new featuresincluding a ] ( ) and a .
The Find My app is included with iOS 13 and iPadOS, so you do not have to do anything special to download it. Just updateand the two apps merge individually.
Search devices and friends
The My Search app has three main tabs: People, Devices, and Me.
The People tab lists all of your contacts that were previously in the Find Friends app, including everyone in your Apple Family Sharing group. A map occupies most of the screen. Below is a list of your contacts. Tap a contact to zoom in on it and see options, such as For example, to get directions or to create a notification.
Notifications can be helpful if you want to know when a friend is leaving or reaching a location, and your contacts prior to iOS 13 did not know when you created a notification. New in iOS 13, your contacts will receive a notification when you create a notification about their location – so they will not be able to keep track of their location without them knowing it (and that's a good thing).
The Devices tab lists all Apple devices registered in your iCloud account and any devices associated with your Family Sharing group, such as: Your spouse, parents or children. You can view all on a map or tap on a single device to get information.
Find My contains the last time the device was found, the current battery level, directions to the iPhone, or a lost sound to make it easier to find. You can also mark the device as lost by enabling lost mode to facilitate recovery.
The Me tab offers options to stop sharing your location with your friends, edit location names, and enable or disable friend requests.
Find your Apple device, even if it's offline.
The most notable new feature in Find My is how Apple finds a lost device, even if it's offline. Apple has not said much about how the new feature works, but we know that your lost device can be found near Apple devices nearby, even if a thief has disabled the entire Internet connection.
If you use your lost device's Bluetooth signal near iPhones, iPads, and Macs with iOS 13, iPadOS, or MacOS Catalina, Apple will report back the exact location of the lost gadget. You will then receive a warning that the device is in – all anonymous, encrypted, and without interaction by those near your lost device.
In other words, if you leave your iPad at an airport, someone with an iPhone running iOS 13 can simply walk past your lost iPad. The mobile phone recognizes the Bluetooth signal as a lost device and then sends you an alarm The location of your iPad, without that person ever knowing that your iPad has been lost or even needs to interact with their phone.
Apple essentially turns all the hardware into anonymous search groups, and it's damn cool.
Apple will hopefully someday explain exactly how this new feature works. It's fascinating and safe to help many lost or stolen Apple devices find their way back to their rightful owners.
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