Aug 11, 2018
iPhones and roller coasters are not a good combination. Tune in to hear about this adventure as well as some important survival tips for when a lost device takes you on a wild ride! Dave reviews his experience from both presenting and attending the recent Macstock Conference and Expo. Melissa adds some device locating wisdom and an app update. Full show notes are at InTouchwithiOS.com
Apple Releases iOS 12 Developer Beta 6 for iPhone, iPad — The Mac Observer
Getting More Out of Find My
Dave’s friend went on a rollercoaster ride — and so did his iPhone — right out of his pocket! Find My iPhone to the rescue! Don’t leave home without it enabled on your iOS devices.
• Go to Settings > tap your name at the top > iCloud > Find My iPhone > enable Send Last Location
• Enroll in Family Sharing so you can see all members' devices using your own Apple ID
• Add an alternate phone number of someone you trust and make sure you can access your Apple ID on their device.
• Consider having your Apple ID login credentials stored in their password manager. Be sure to include answers to security questions or other pertinent details.
• Use Lost Mode right away
• Consider using Guided Access to lock your iPhone into the Find My iPhone app in the event you need to hand off your iPhone (depending on your level of trust in the situation)
• If you power off your iOS device, you will not be able to locate it so consider leaving it in locked standby mode.
• Keep the battery charged and be mindful of its status and the elements to which your device is exposed. Time is of the essence when the device is lost.
Get help with Find My iPhone — Apple
You can still purchase a Macstock 2018 Digital Pass and watch the great content that was presented. It includes:
Saturday’s keynote session with Bob
• All featured Saturday and Sunday morning sessions
• Main Stage Only Deeper Dive talks from Saturday and Sunday
Apps & Gear:
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