IOS 15 includes, among other things, improved search for lost or stolen devices using the Find My feature. 9to5Mac reachesiPhones running iOS 15 will be trackable Even when the device is turned off. With the new iOS, the phone will not turn off completely, and it will remain in a state of very low power consumption.
Find a lost iPhone
In practice, this means that even if the phone battery runs out, the owner will find it after a few hours using Find My. An iPhone running iOS 15 basically behaves as if it has an AirTag built in.
The most interesting thing is that the search will work even if someone restores the phone (with Activation Lock) back to factory settings. This will allow you to locate a stolen iPhone (which Apple hasn’t recommended in the past).
Apple notifies iPhone owners of this new behavior with a notification dialog that appears when a newly updated iOS 15 phone runs out of power for the first time. In it, it specifically states that The phone can be found even after it is turned off.
The feature will be turned on by default, but if for any reason you don’t like it, you can disable it. You can change your phone’s behavior in Apple ID settings In the department You find. In this case, the phone will actually be turned off and cannot be found in the off state.
The new feature will be available on all devices that will receive the iOS 15 update, such as iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, SE (1st and 2nd generation), X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11 and 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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