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14 thoughts on “How Accurate is Find My iPhone?”

  1. iPhone location app was 60 – 75 feet off.

    At 1:30 AM, I woke up and discovered my iPhone was missing so after checking everywhere including my car, I pulled out the iPad Air and the location app. Curiously, the green dot appeared without a halo indicating my next door neighbor had the phone. So, I walked outside to make sure the location was correct. I was really disturbed as I walked back and forth along the street to make absolutely sure the phone was in my neighbor’s house and for ten minutes the green dot didn’t budge. I was also using the sound option in the app which causes a sound to be emitted by the phone. I waited to see if a light went on in my neighbor’s house… Nothing. So I began to lock the phone… And at the last minute I hesitated and went back in my house thinking of the implications that just didn’t make sense. I just couldn’t believe my neighbor swiped my phone. As I opened the door to my house, I heard an unfamiliar sound… Turns out it was that alarm sound the app causes the phone to emit when you select to do so in the app. After some careful re-looking around, I found my phone lodged in the recliner mechanism of the chair I feel asleep in.

    1. Imagine you did trust the location tho.

      storming into your neighbors’ house close to midnight . . . Waking them up . . . Looking like some deranged thief/murderer . . . accusing them of stealing your phone.

      1. This happened to me tonight… neighbor thought I had their ipod. Called the police. 1:30 am. Seriously? Threatened us.. bullied their way in to search. Surprise surprise.. no ipod found because we don’t have it. Our rights? Violated. NOT accurate.

  2. I had the same situation happening. People coming at my door saying their phone is at my house when I do not have it. I tested the location on fine my own phone and it’s off, it shows the phone is at my neighbor’s house. Is there any way to deal with this? The neighbor next door kids are bad kids, and police have come often, chances are their phone is with them based on my tested experiment and knowing these kids stole in our neighborhood.

  3. wife having an affair based on the location of IPhone…but still cannot confirm …supposed to be at the gym but phone shows at an apt complex a quarter of a mile away…Is the iphone that inaccurate???

  4. Well well I was mad today while I was chucking some ones where about and find my iPhone indicates me in one one of the restaurant near by and l did refreshed it two three times no change at all was lucky not correct.

  5. my wife is going crazy trcking me telling me im at all these places ive never been to always they are close to where I really am but never where she says she also saying that im at a location for a certain amount of time its crazy cause im not how is this happening any one know

    1. Everything you just said is what I’ve been going through for about 6 months now. The worst is when I’m in the garage (which is often), because the WiFi signal is terrible so the map leads her to believe that I’m always at the neighbors house and we are sleeping with each other. I’ve never even met the neighbor. One day she is going to go there in a psycho rage, confuse & scare the neighbors, and get herself arrested.
      My cell phone with a SIM card seems to be the most accurate. It must be the GSM network assisting the WiFi when I’m almost out of the WiFi coverage range. I say that because I’ve put my iPhone 6 (with my SIM card), my old iPod, and my no SIM card old iPhone 5 in my pocket and my laptop showed them all about 20-30 feet apart with the iPhone 6 being the closest

    2. Yes I’m thinking my husband is having an affair because he works next to a hotel and the location says he is like exactly in the middle of the hotel but it has a blue circle around the pinpoint but the pinpoint and blue circle is on the hotel so I’m hoping that is wrong. So I’m so glad to hear that someone else is experiencing the same thing lol.

  6. i am so glad to hear this because i feel like accusing my bf of cheating because it shows him at a certain location for a long time and i know he’s not there. this app can cause a lot of problems!

  7. I’m about to be divorced because my wife believes I’ve been at a hotel instead of work based on the find my iPhone app. She refuses to believe anything I tell her.

    1. Do you think that this is 100 percent correct because I tracked my husband and it said he was 8 minutes away from work he’s telling me he was at work I don’t know what to believe ??

    2. Hi yes This is causing problems with my marriage as well my husband said he was at work but iPhone showed he was 10 minutes away

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