Find My Friends and Find My iPhone: These iPhone Apps are a Must Have

Why is the iPhone such a popular device? Yes, it has all the functional attributes that one expects from a sophisticated device and it offers a number of fun and engaging features to the user. But does its popularity stem from these reasons alone even though most people look for these characteristics from their mobile devices. No it doesn’t. One of the primary reasons and significant contributors to the popularity of iPhone is the kind of apps available for this device.

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There are plenty of iPhone apps, both free and paid, that are up for grabs on the iTunes store. You can pick the ones that suit your needs and requirements best. But, there are some iPhone apps that just cannot be ignored. Here’s a peek into two of them

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No prizes for guessing what this app does. It helps you locate your friends and family with your iPhone device, through your Apple iCloud ID. All you need to is download the app, install it, sign in with the same Apple ID that you use for your iCloud account and add your friend. Once your friends accept your request to see their location, you will be able to see the location of your friend on a map or a list.  You can even share locations for a limited period of time. It’s a great way of keeping track of your family and friends especially when you are at an event, concert, or travelling with a group. It’s a useful little app that helps share your information with the people who are the closest to you.

With extremely convenient functionality and simple privacy controls, this is a must have app that earns full marks for its usefulness.

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Again no prizes for guessing, what this iPhone app does; if there is one fear that keeps iPhone users up at night, it is what will they do if their devices goes missing. The ‘Find my iPhone’ app provides the definitive solution. Now iPhone users can sleep in peace because even if they misplace their device, they will be able to find it easily.

It’s the iCloud magic at work all over again. If your iPhone is missing, just sign into your iCloud account or use ‘Find My iPhone app’ on another device to find your missing device. All a user needs to do is install this free iPhone app, and sign in with his/her Apple ID. If the device gets misplaced, it locates the device on a map, and once located the user can choose to play a sound to get somebody’s attention or display a message, so if somebody sees your iPhone they know who it belongs to and they can give it back.

What is even more important is that if your iPhone gets stolen and you don’t want the sensitive data on the iPhone to fall into the wrong hands, you can remotely erase this data. There is also a chance that the device might be offline when you are searching for it, so you are unable to pinpoint its location. But you can ensure that you get an email, as soon as it is connected to a Wi-Fi or 3G network.

These two apps are amazing not because they are interactive and engaging, but because they are problem solvers. The fact that they are amazing stems from this fact alone and nothing else.