How accurate is the Find My iPhone circle?

How accurate is the Find My iPhone circle?

The Find my iPhone location can be off by up to 600m. In my case, this was because my phone was in a steel and concrete structure (high rise). If you look at your location on a GPS-enabled application (other than Google Maps) and zoom in, you will see your location is distorted.

Does the Find My iPhone app show exact location?

If using Find My iPhone from the web ( or with the Find My iPhone app on another iOS device, you will see the location on the map within the best location information the device is providing. It is not necessarily going to give you an exact house/building location, and it is approximate.

Can Find My iPhone be inaccurate?

The accuracy of Find my iPhone will depend on a number of factors including interference, the GPS signal and whether Wifi is turned on. The size of the green circle around your phone’s location will give you an indication as to how accurate that information is.

Why does Find My iPhone show somewhere in the circle?

This means it’s using WiFi triangulation instead of GPS. Often this is because the device (like a Mac) doesn’t have GPS. If it has GPS it may be low on power and therefore is using Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi triangulation is much less accurate, thus the circle is larger because it’s somewhere in that general area.

How accurate is Find My iPhone live location?

Are you seeking a numeric answer? It’s accurate. It’s the same accuracy as the GPS accuracy of the device. If the GPS on the iPhone can’t obtain a good signal, it may use Wi-Fi triangulation which will reduce the accuracy.

What does the green ring mean on Find My Friends?

So, generally speaking, the smaller the larger light green circles will show the best location as the green dot and the area of uncertainty as a lighter green circle.

What does the green mean on Find My iPhone?

indicates the device you’re currently using. A green dot. means it’s online. If the device can be located, you also see the time it was last located.