With the arrival of iOS 13, there are also some changes in the “Find my iPhone” application. The most common change is the name change of the application, which will be “Find My” and that we already explain its characteristics. In this case, we are going to tell you about a function that will be very useful.
How to find an iPhone, iPad or Mac even if it has no connection
Yes, you read it right. With the arrival of “Find My” to our devices, we can find them even if they do not have an internet connection at that time. We will explain how it works and how to achieve it.
If you have lost one of your Apple devices and for any reason do not have an internet connection at that time, so far what you could do was pray. Now Apple has thought of a formula that is much more effective than asking the Saints of Heaven to display your device.
In this case to achieve this, once you activate the search for the lost device, it will be connected via Bluetooth to any device in the block that is nearby to send us the location of ours, Apple itself describes it in this way:
FIND A LOST DEVICE, EVEN IF IT HAS NO WI-FI OR MOBILE DATA CONNECTION, WITH THE HELP OF OTHER PEOPLE. IF YOU MARK IT AS LOST AND ANOTHER APPLE USER PASSES NEAR IT, IT CAN DETECT THE DEVICE’S BLUETOOTH SIGNAL AND SEND YOU ITS LOCATION. THE DATA IS COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS AND IS ENCRYPTED FROM POINT TO POINT, SO YOUR PRIVACY IS GUARANTEED.
As we can see in this description, apart from being able to find our device, as on other occasions Apple looks to keep our data safe, encrypting them so that there can be no vulnerability in the transmission of information. In addition to maintaining privacy, one of the conditions to unlock the location of the device is necessary to have another device of the brand because it will be the latter that has the location unlock key.
You can even play Sound or Route a Map for your lost device
Once we know how it works, to use it you just have to open the application “Find My” or “Search” in the versions of the system. Once opened, click on the “Devices” tab, and there we locate the one we want to search. As we click on it, we will open the options of “Play sound”, “Route” to our device or send us a notification when you find the device.
As we can see, it is a great option for when we lose any device that we have in airplane mode or do not have a SIM card, such as a MacBook or an iPad with Wi-Fi connectivity only. In this case, we will use the large community of Apple devices to find our precious good.