“The update would apparently make it easier to track down your device by car if you’ve lost it,” Panzarino reports. “In addition, the new version of the app allows you to play a sound, enter Lost Mode and erase your device using separate buttons in the map view.”
Panzarino reports, “To me, driving directions makes more sense in the Find My Friends app than it does here, as I’d much rather be driving to my friend than dragging my schlubby self to a thug’s house to recover my iPhone. So hopefully we’ll see it make an appearance in that app.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: If you suspect your iPhone has been stolen, put it into Lost Mode*, then tell the cops and show them the app. Don’t use the directions to drive right on over and risk being shot in the face.
*Lost Mode locks your missing device with a 4-digit passcode and can display a contact phone number on the lock screen. While in Lost Mode, your device will keep track of where it has been and display its recent location history when you check in with the Find My iPhone app. Note: Find My iPhone must be enabled in the iCloud settings on your iOS device for you to locate it with the Find My iPhone app.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dan K." for the heads up.]