Hello All,

This is an interesting thread.

You can use iCloud to lock your phone and track it with the Find My App from 
any device. You can simply log-in to https://icloud.com and lock the device 
remotely and see it’s last location and  when it was either connected to Wifi 
or Cellular.

Ed


> On Jun 30, 2020, at 8:15 AM, Carolyn <4carol...@windstream.net> wrote:
> 
> Why not, Siri, launch MFI Hearing or something like that? 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: viphone@googlegroups.com [mailto:viphone@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of 
> Arlene
> Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:47 AM
> To: viphone@googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: Using iOS Shortcuts to Deputize Siri?
> 
> Kenny, It would be good to say something to Siri that would be silly that 
> wouldn't mean anything to anyone, especially that person that just grabbed 
> your iPhone, such as some stupid phraise like "siri, grab my loaf of bread.". 
> This could be the shortcut to start working, if it could be possible. Keep up 
> the brainstorming. in a situation as this it would be good to have something 
> inplace.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kenny" <kwashington...@gmail.com>
> To: <viphone@googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:28 AM
> Subject: Re: Using iOS Shortcuts to Deputize Siri?
> 
> 
> Yes, I do understand that screaming a specific phrase to trigger Siri 
> Shortcuts would be problematic, especially when the perp is running away from 
> you.
> 
> 
> Guess I'm brainstorming some ideas to rely on Siri to protect me, and my 
> iPhone when traveling alone.
> 
> 
> These iOS Workflow shortcuts are really powerful. Using the ReddIt link 
> shared on this thread I'm learning more and more about them. Hope to come up 
> with something on my own I can share with the community.
> 
> 
> On 6/29/2020 10:24 PM, Simon A Fogarty wrote:
>> Hi Kenny,
>> 
>>  I’m not going to say your crazy,
>> Because you're probably thinking of something others are also thinking of.
>> 
>>  How to do it would be the crazy thing!
>> 
>>  I'm personally thinking what you are looking to do must be possible 
>> but I'm not sure you could do it with a Hey siri shortcut request if 
>> the jerkoff that just grabbed your phone is doing a runner.
>> 
>>  And thinking that if I grabbed a mobile device and started running, 
>> I'd have it in one hand and that would be by my side as my arms pumped 
>> as runners do!
>> 
>> You would have road noise possibly to take in to consideration, Other 
>> background noises The runner might have put your phone in to their 
>> pocket to free hands or make themselves look les like a running 
>> scumbag!
>> 
>> And of course your idea of the photo of the face depends on if the 
>> phone is being looked at, which they would do I'm sure once they were 
>> away from anyone following them!
>> 
>> 
>> However if you have an apple watch especially one of the LTE models, 
>> Could you not do some of this stuff from find my iphone via the watch?
>> Find my iPhone I've used to locate my watch from my phone so somewhat 
>> around the opposite way to what you are looking for,
>> 
>>  But you could trigger an alarm,
>>  Lock the phone or wipe it if needed,
>>  I'm not sure about photos but there must be something that could 
>> give you that ability, Infact I think there is built in to the watch 
>> but it's from the phones camera so you can hold the phone up with the 
>> camera looking at something and view it on the watch screen!
>> 
>> 
>> The other thing is if you use a caine you could throw it at the scumbag 
>> like a javlyn / speer,
>> Or if it's a broken down in to sections folding cain, throw it at their 
>> legs as they run so it might trip them and then you could kick the shit 
>> out of them while they lye there trying to free themselves,
>> 
>>  Or if you use a dog, teach it to chase the bad guy like a police dog!
>> That one I'd like to see happen!
>> 
>> Sorry most of this isn't going to do what you are looking for but just 
>> some ideas looking from a somewhat different angle
>> 
>> Good luck and I hope you can figure something out
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: viphone@googlegroups.com <viphone@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of 
>> Kenny
>> Sent: Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11:09 AM
>> To: viphone@googlegroups.com
>> Subject: Using iOS Shortcuts to Deputize Siri?
>> 
>> I'm not sure if this is possible, but I wanted to pose the question to the 
>> list to find out.
>> 
>> 
>> I own an iPhone 8 running iOS 13.5.1.
>> 
>> 
>> Here's the scenario. You're using your iPhone while waiting outside for
>> an Uber pickup, then a thief snatches it out of your hand. They take off
>> running. You have only a few seconds to react, but normally you start
>> screaming "STOP THIEF" or something too that affect immediately.
>> 
>> 
>> How about you could simply say the phrase "Hey Siri: STOP THIEF"
>> 
>> 
>> Then Siri would do the following on your iPhone:
>> 
>> 1. Activate the front camera and take a picture.
>> 
>> 2. Activate the back camera and take a picture.
>> 
>> 3. Upload a copy of those photos to the iCloud linked to your account.
>> 
>> 4. Set screen brightness to 0.
>> 
>> 5. Lock phone and screen.
>> 
>> 6. Disable fingerprint sensor, so only inputting the correct pin will
>> unlock the phone.
>> 
>> 7. Play a loud pitch Siren or alert notification sound at the highest
>> volume level.
>> 
>> 8. Continue to secretly take a photo every 30 - 60 seconds using the
>> front and back camera, and upload the photos to the iCloud, not
>> overwriting the other photos.
>> 
>> 
>> Now maybe I'm coming off here sounding like a lunatic, but I feel that
>> such a Shortcut would be nice to have just in case you encounter a
>> situation like this.
>> 
>> 
>> Can this be done? If so, what are the steps?
>> 
>> 
>> Also is there a site or blog featuring useful iOS shortcuts members have
>> freely contributed. Ones you can easily import to the Shortcuts app on
>> your iPhone?
>> 
>> 
>> Now I realize this list is filled with a bunch of people just looking
>> for a reason to ridicule member's who post any question they personally
>> deem as "Dumb." I'm hoping you will simply ignore/delete this thread and
>> don't even bother posting a reply if you happen to be one of them.
>> 
>> 
>> I'm not posting this question to be ridiculed, but too get informed.
>> Nothing more.
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks.
>> 
>> -Kenny
>> 
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