Follow

An android phone has gone missing, we're confident it's in the house (still on wifi) but it's on silent and does not have the Google device finder enabled.

Anyone know of a way to help this?
I wondered about remote installing apps, but they all appear to need enabling first.

Lots of looking has occurred, over several hours, but no luck 😞

Phone located!

Used the portabiity of my WiFi AP and a 20m ethernet cable to methodically move around the house and compare signal strengths to devices in known locations + changes in the lost device.

It was in a bag, in the boot, of the car, on silent.

Not quite Direction Finding as @Tecci suggested, but a "poor person's" version 😀

Show thread

@Tecci can you expand a little please?

I can see the relative signal strength from my wifi management, and have tried to find locations with similar signal levels on another phone, but it hasn't helped much!

@M0YNG @Tecci I absolutely love this lmao. Great work, Christopher!

@M0YNG @Tecci
Nice one... A friend of mine lost his phone.. Turned up some months later in MY car, in the glove box!

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon.Radio

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!