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TrackR’s new app can find lost iOS devices even without GPS


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Finding your iPad or iPhone is about to get a whole lot easier, even under the worst circumstances, thanks to a new app from TrackR that can locate your lost iOS devices regardless of whether or not its connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data.

The new free app called TrackR tablet, runs on both iPhone and iPad, and simplifies the way you find lost iDevices. There’s no sign in process to get into the app. Just open it up and ring your lost iPhone.


How it works:

TrackR tablet uses the company’s “Crowd GPS” network to ping for signals from other users in busy places where you may not have an Internet connection. Once you pair a device to the app, you can see your iPad’s last connected location on a map, or ring it, even if it’s on silent.

If your iPad goes missing and you’re nowhere near its location, the Crowd GPS network will receive updates anytime one of the hundreds of thousands of other TrackR users walks within 100 feet of the lost device. The network automatically searches for your lost iPad and will alert you if another user walks by it.

Best of all, the app tries to prevent you from accidentally leaving your device behind. With the Separation Alerts feature you can get a notification anytime your iPhone and iPad are split-up so can quickly go back and grab it before leaving the scene.

The app is compatible with all iOS devices that can run iOS 8 or above, and is available on the App Store starting today.


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