Some Apps Keep Mistaking A House In Atlanta For A Lost Phone
Phone-finding apps keep accidentally sending people looking for their lost devices to one Atlanta couple's doorstep.By Matt Picht | January 21, 2016
When you lose your phone, services like Find My iPhone or Android's Device Manager are an absolute godsend. But what happens when the phone-tracking apps get a little bit lost themselves?
Fusion interviewed a couple who have been dealing with several uninvited guests — including the police — at their Atlanta house for months.
Each visitor is being led to the house by an app that claims a lost or stolen device is located there. Usually the misunderstanding is quickly cleared up, but one time authorities searched the couple's house for over an hour during a missing person search.