A family member of a lost iPhone might be asking themselves: When my iPhone was lost, where did it go?
And that is a question that is getting a lot of answers.
It turns out there is no easy answer for lost iPhone owners.
Many of the devices that people lose, whether in the course of a theft, or in a car accident, are lost at a pretty significant point in time, said Matthew A. Shrout, vice president of research for the Mobile Application Research Center (MARC) at the University of Pennsylvania.
“It’s not an instantaneous loss, it can happen in the first year, it’s not a quick loss,” Shroutine said.
“A lot of it is just the loss of communication.
And it’s something you have to get past.”
AppleInsider spoke with Shrouted, an app that helps users find lost or stolen iPhone apps.
In a nutshell, it is an online platform for iPhone users to report lost apps, which are usually apps that they have installed, or have been downloaded from the internet.
AppleInsiders reached out to the MARC for more information, but didn’t receive a response by the time of publication.
What is the purpose of the app?
The purpose of Shropped is to help users report lost iPhone apps and track down lost data.
Users report lost or missing apps to the app.
Users can view the app history, locate lost apps and locate the app’s location.
Shrang also offers users an easy way to notify Apple if the app is missing.
Users have the option to set a reminder to notify the app when it is updated.
How does Shrouting work?
Shrouts a set of actions, which includes: Clicking the “Lose” button on the app icon on the home screen.