Here comes another sweeter news for iPhone users, according to the recent patent submitted by Apple and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company as well for that. The new patent demonstrates a way to find an iPhone’s location even if someone switch offs the device using Find My iPhone app.
The latest most available Find My iPhone app tell your device’s location on the map, but you have to make sure that you have enabled the feature and location tracking in on.
No power, no problem
Apple’s patent filed on May 6, 2016 (patent number) shows detailed information about how an dead iPhone will transmit the device’s location periodically .
To make it work, Apple to put a timer under the hood that will power up the portion of the device’s location module that will collect the exact location and send it over the configured channel. Email or text will be send as codes, pictures, voice input or patterns to help owners track down the device.
It’s still not clear that this feature will work with the WiFi only iPads, iPods or Macbook but still it’s a great feature to have in a device and we can expect to come up will fully functioning with iPhone8.