Find My Phone for iOS Adds Driving Directions, Makes It Easier to Retrieve Lost Devices or Get Capped in the Process
Apple’s Find My Phone app that shows users the location of their misplaced devices has always lent itself to use in vigilante justice. That of course happens when “misplaced” actually means “stolen.” When you can look at a map and see the exact location of your precious iPhone or iPad, it kind of promotes the “I will find you, and I will kill you” Liam Neeson reaction.
Anyway, Apple is now making it even easier to retrieve your lost device or get capped trying with the latest update to the Find My Phone App. Starting today, iOS 6 users now have access to driving directions within the app. So not only does Apple show you where your lost/stolen device is, it suggests the best route for when you hop in the car and go out searching for it.
Considering the track record of Apple Maps, we’re not sure of the most likely outcome – either Apple will lead you into a lion’s den or the middle of the damn desert. Both are potentially hazardous to your health.
Version 2.0.1 of Find My Phone also allows you to play a sound on your device, enter “lost mode,” and wipe your device using buttons outside the map view.
You can grab the latest version from the App Store today.