We’ve seen a number of stories over the years where Find My iPhone helped iPhone and iPad owners reunite with their lost devices. Now Apple’s making things even easier for people hunting down their devices by including driving directions to each device.
Find My iPhone for iOS will now tell you the exact route you should take to get your lost iPhone back. To use the driving directions features, users must be updated to iOS 6 because Find My iPhone gives driving directions through Apple Maps.
To get the driving directions, users can select their lost device from the app to see where it is located on a map. From the location view, an info box will show the name of the device with a car sign to the left of the name. Simply tap on the car and Apple’s Maps app will open up with driving directions to the device.
You can still use Find My iPhone to play a sound, lock, or erase lost devices. If you lost your only iOS device, you can still use Find My iPhone via iCloud.com. The web version of Find My iPhone has all the same functionality as the app other than driving directions.