[clug] Finding your smartphone... [Where did I put it down?]
David.Deaves at dd.id.au
Wed Jan 9 15:37:33 MST 2013
Some time ago my daughter lost her bluetooth enabled phone.
The ring me trick did not work. Meaning it may have been somewhere we could
not hear it - or not even at home. So I jumped onto my mini tower server
which had a longer range bluetooth dongle, and sure enough it could see it, so
we new it was in/around the house. Then I started wandering around the house
with my laptop that had normal range bluetooth looking for it. Found that I
could not see it in the back of the house, but I could when I was in the front
2 rooms. This lead me to look in the garage and find it in the back seat of
So bluetooth was not really a complete solution, but a handy tool in that mode.
At the very least, knowing it was definitely in the house, and not at
school/bus/friends place was a very handy data point.
This was with an older phone where bluetooth was either on or not. With a
more modern phone you would need to have setup pairings before hand for this
to work (and then not updated your phone OS since).
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