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"My only concern is that it wouldn't work, which I see as a problem."
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Press voice command button on headset, say 'Find my phone', and let
the app on the phone do the rest by triggering a flashing screen and/
or audible alarm tone at high volume. As long as the phone is within
approximately 30 ft and the Bluetooth radio is turned on, the headset
can initiate a connection
any phone it's been paired with (this
part is already Baked).
This is the natural companion app to the Plantronics Find My Headset
app, but should be compatible with any decent headset (Jawbone,
Jabra, Motorola, Samsung, etc.)
||What if you lose the headset? What's wrong with the old fashioned Phone-it-up solution (other than you need another phone)
||Well to put it quite simply, it requires another phone. Also, if
you've put your phone into silent mode, you won't hear the
ringer playing and, depending on your phone's settings, won't
hear it vibrate, either. On Android phones, however, media
volume is unaffected by Silent Mode, so sounds from things like
games, GPS Navigation, YouTube, the music player, etc. still play
at maximum volume. The app I'm proposing in this idea would
be identified by the OS as a media source, thus the tone it plays
would be heard even in Silent Mode.
|| If you lose the headset, you can locate it using the already-
existing Find My Headset app mentioned in the post. The issue of
losing both the headset and the phone at the same time is so
unlikely to be encountered that I'm not going to bother anyone's
time by Halfbaking
a solution to it.
||Find My Iphone already does this from any other iPhone or any computer. It doesn't require Bluetooth, and doesn't matter if the phone ringer is turned off. It will always sound.
||Lookout Mobile Security does the same thing for
Android, as do
countless other apps (Norton Mobile Security, AVG
WaveSecure, etc.), but they all require one thing:
or computer. This idea is intended for use when
is NOT available, or if you're outside the cellular
coverage area, or if the only other phone available
doesn't have internet service. Why's that so hard