03-14-2014 03:35 AM
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  1. smurfercom's Avatar
    99.9 % MSFT's find my phone cannot locate the phone . Androids feature finds it 99.9% of the time go fig...
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    02-24-2014 02:49 PM
  2. LTTG's Avatar
    It always worked for me O.o
    02-24-2014 02:50 PM
  3. smurfercom's Avatar
    Always? Well... you are my hero what 720 phone model do you own?
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    02-24-2014 02:58 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    99.9 % MSFT's find my phone cannot locate the phone . Androids feature finds it 99.9% of the time go fig...
    It works for me on my phones, a 520 & a 920. The only issue is that sometimes the location is out of date by up to a day.
    02-24-2014 03:03 PM
  5. scolab's Avatar
    I find that when using wifi the location is usually way off, but when using LTE, it's pretty accurate.
    02-24-2014 03:06 PM
  6. LTTG's Avatar
    Always? Well... you are my hero what 720 phone model do you own?
    I think my answer is in your question...
    02-24-2014 03:08 PM
  7. smurfercom's Avatar
    I think my answer is in your question...
    I had that funny feeling too. sorry for the sarcasm.
    02-24-2014 03:14 PM
  8. smurfercom's Avatar
    I find that when using wifi the location is usually way off, but when using LTE, it's pretty accurate.
    Thanks for the heads up, but GPS should be the main factor in this situation unless MSFT rely's solely on repeater location. I think Google has the upper hand on this.
    02-24-2014 03:19 PM
  9. krox1105's Avatar
    I live in India, and the Find my phone service here doesn't even include 'locating your phone' feature.
    All that I get to see is Ring, Lock or Wipe. And even they never work. I have tried them on a Lumia 710, 800, 520 and 1020.
    02-24-2014 03:24 PM
  10. Dr_8820's Avatar
    99.9 % MSFT's find my phone cannot locate the phone . Androids feature finds it 99.9% of the time go fig...
    When my 810 was stolen and I was telling the police that I could find it immediately, locate my phone didn't work at all. It still hasn't found the phone, and that was 3 months ago.

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    02-24-2014 03:31 PM
  11. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    99.9 % MSFT's find my phone cannot locate the phone . Androids feature finds it 99.9% of the time go fig...
    No problem with my 810, problem is peeps turn off location and uncheck box that says "save my phones location periodically before the battery runs out".... to save the battery then they can't find their phone. ,
    02-24-2014 06:59 PM
  12. Dr_8820's Avatar
    Sorry Captain, but that's not true. I periodically checked it before it was stolen and it was hit and miss. You do know what they say about assumptions. ...

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    02-24-2014 07:50 PM
  13. bsipe9's Avatar
    When my 810 was stolen and I was telling the police that I could find it immediately, locate my phone didn't work at all. It still hasn't found the phone, and that was 3 months ago.

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    My father suffers from early/mid stages of Dementia/Alzheimer's and once a month or so he'll "run" away from home. We got him an 810 (there are eight 810 owners in my immediate family, scary huh?) so that I could find him if necessary. It's worked like a charm almost every time I've used it. The outlier was one time he went into the mountains where there was no cell service. Hell, it's accurate enough that I can tell which side of the house he "lost" it on.

    As for your stolen phone's location not being found, any thief with half a brain cell left either pulls the battery or shuts the phone completely down ASAP.
    02-25-2014 07:29 AM
  14. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Weird,

    My L810 has always been accurate for 'find my phone' via windowsphone.com. The only issue I've had when I'm at home is that it displays the wrong address. But it shows me at the proper location on the map.
    02-25-2014 09:10 AM
  15. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Sorry Captain, but that's not true. I periodically checked it before it was stolen and it was hit and miss. You do know what they say about assumptions. ...

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    I wasn't talking about you specifically, I.E.> "peeps" and I would have quoted you like I just did. I have no idea what you did or didn't do,
    I was talking about why it often doesn't show up. Talk about being an assumption.
    02-25-2014 12:23 PM
  16. Dr_8820's Avatar
    I'm not going to go back and forth, I was one of the peeps who said it never located my phone, in which you replied about peeps being so simple minded that they didn't have location turned on.

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    02-25-2014 12:26 PM
  17. berty6294's Avatar
    Always worked for me with my Trophy, 8x, 928, and just tested it on my Icon and it works.
    02-25-2014 12:27 PM
  18. Shouvik Mazumdar's Avatar
    I concur. I dont like the find my phone feature. It doesn't work. In my case I cant even install apps from website. Cant comment about android - never used that feature in it
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    02-25-2014 12:32 PM
  19. smurfercom's Avatar
    Just tried it at the house.
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    No problem with my 810, problem is peeps turn off location and uncheck box that says "save my phones location periodically before the battery runs out".... to save the battery then they can't find their phone. ,
    So far your 0-3 you crack me up lol! You really give bad advice...
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    02-25-2014 03:43 PM
  20. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    I'm not going to go back and forth, I was one of the peeps who said it never located my phone, in which you replied about peeps being so simple minded that they didn't have location turned on.

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    then I guess I was right even tho I QUOTED THE OP and didn't even read your post....LMAO.
    02-25-2014 11:14 PM
  21. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Just tried it at the house.
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    So far your 0-3 you crack me up lol! You really give bad advice...
    Advice ? I'm not giving ADVICE

    and it's you're
    02-25-2014 11:21 PM
  22. taymur's Avatar
    The phone periodically takes GPS location, in addition to critical situations like before turning on battery saver, or before shutting off as an example.

    That's the first information it tries to use, then it connects the phone via internet cellular/ WiFi and triggered the GPS again, (this part rarely worked for me) in order to find the location, at least that's how I see it work.

    And I really think you are right with this, it rarely shows where my phone is, but maybe that's due to connection problems as I live in a very bad internet country. :P
    02-25-2014 11:27 PM
  23. Robert Novak1's Avatar
    When my 810 was stolen and I was telling the police that I could find it immediately, locate my phone didn't work at all. It still hasn't found the phone, and that was 3 months ago.

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    The services only work if the SIM card is in the phone. If the SIM Card is removed and replaced, you are SOL. This is why you keep your phone locked with a PIN

    As for the OP,

    It works for my Lumia 900, 810, and 571 almost all of the time. The only time it has not worked is when the phone was in a known dead zone....
    02-27-2014 05:24 AM
  24. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    The services only work if the SIM card is in the phone. If the SIM Card is removed and replaced, you are SOL. This is why you keep your phone locked with a PIN

    As for the OP,

    It works for my Lumia 900, 810, and 571 almost all of the time. The only time it has not worked is when the phone was in a known dead zone....
    Locked with a PIN doesn't stop someone from opening the phone and removing the SIM.
    02-27-2014 11:38 AM
  25. metalchick719's Avatar
    Just tried it at the house.
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    So far your 0-3 you crack me up lol! You really give bad advice...
    Hmm, funny... I just gave it a try with my 920 and it worked like a charm. Showed me results immediately.
    02-27-2014 01:12 PM
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