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Post by MotMot » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:42 am

scott28tt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:29 am
MotMot wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:01 am
scott28tt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:48 am
I have an Apple Tag in mine, less than £25 and works great.
Where do you hide it in the car Scott?

I can't tell you :lol:
:D shouldnt have asked !! Guessing it works fine there? reception etc..?

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Post by scott28tt » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:45 am

Scratch wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:37 am
scott28tt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:33 am
Scratch wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:26 am
Doesn't the map app on IOS tell you where the car is?

Was that directed at me about Apple Tags?
No. Just a question. When I have parked my car somewhere I am not familiar with, I have always been able to locate it's whereabouts with the Map app on my iPhone.

Isn't that the whole point of this thread?

No, the We Connect ID. app tells you where the device running the app is, so you can then use the app to find a charger.
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Post by scott28tt » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:46 am

MotMot wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:42 am
scott28tt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:29 am
MotMot wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:01 am


Where do you hide it in the car Scott?

I can't tell you :lol:
:D shouldnt have asked !! Guessing it works fine there? reception etc..?

Yes, I've always been able to get a location whenever I've looked in the Find My app.
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Post by Anduain » Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:36 pm

I use a Tag too, very simple and workable solution
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Post by Utumno » Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:35 pm

Anduain wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:36 pm
I use a Tag too, very simple and workable solution

This is a genius idea and literally one that never occurred to me, despite having an Apple Tag thing attached to my car keys :roll:
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Post by sidehaas » Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:03 pm

I just looked up airtags. I'm not convinced they're suitable for this purpose, only for things that could become lost (as opposed to stolen.) From the apple website:

"AirTag is designed to discourage unwanted tracking. If someone else’s AirTag finds its way into your stuff, your iPhone will notice it’s travelling with you and send you an alert. After a while, if you still haven’t found it, the AirTag will start playing a sound to let you know it’s there.

Of course, if you happen to be with a friend who has an AirTag, or on a train with other passengers who have AirTag, don’t worry. These alerts are triggered only when an AirTag is separated from its owner."

So, if your car thief has an iPhone, he will be told it's there and can chuck it out.
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Post by Utumno » Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:01 pm

Curses! :D
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Post by MotMot » Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:24 pm

It waits (at least) 24 hours before starting to beep…. Long enough I’d suspect

And his/her iPhone will only be alerted if you mark your tag as lost. If you keep it in tracking mode they won’t know.

One of several write ups here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycolli ... roves/amp/

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Post by scott28tt » Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:45 pm

sidehaas wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:03 pm
I just looked up airtags. I'm not convinced they're suitable for this purpose, only for things that could become lost (as opposed to stolen.) From the apple website:

"AirTag is designed to discourage unwanted tracking. If someone else’s AirTag finds its way into your stuff, your iPhone will notice it’s travelling with you and send you an alert. After a while, if you still haven’t found it, the AirTag will start playing a sound to let you know it’s there.

Of course, if you happen to be with a friend who has an AirTag, or on a train with other passengers who have AirTag, don’t worry. These alerts are triggered only when an AirTag is separated from its owner."

So, if your car thief has an iPhone, he will be told it's there and can chuck it out.

If you just want to quickly know where your car is they’re ideal.

Or you can disconnect the speaker, there are videos and articles online on how to do so.
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Post by rikimaru » Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:51 pm

Scratch wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:26 am
Doesn't the map app on IOS tell you where the car is?
Apple Maps only tells you when it detects you’ve parked your car, because it records the location when you disconnect CarPlay. If it gets stolen then Apple Maps has no way of knowing where it’s going.
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