It's kind of like this when it comes to tracking your phone, let's suppose that the guy that steals the iPhone does it for a few different reasons. Maybe he needs a new screen or if he needs a new battery. I think you're getting the idea.If you do what I suggested before about sending a message for a brick command you could have a brick all command that would brick all the conpponents in the phone, once again, only apple could unbrick all this. I believe once word got around that criminals wouldn't be so interested in stealing phones unless they just like taking things from people.
Wayne

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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?

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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.
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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
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Kenny
Sent: Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11:09 AM
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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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