Find My iPhone Does Not Work Underwater
As one of my COVID-19 purchases, I bought a tiny sailboat for Eastwood Lake, the private oasis in my neighbourhood. My sailboat was christened “The Bathtub” both for its small size and the frequency that I get soaked in my quest to learn sailing techniques.
As the winds of tropical depression Sally passed through Chapel Hill, I had one of my many “learning opportunities,” the joy of finding out how fast a sailboat can flip, tossing my person and my iPhone yet again into Eastwood Lake.
Alas, this time I surfaced safely, but my mobile phone did not. I dove frantically for the bottom to find my beloved phone, ignoring my slowly sinking boat. Kayakers came to rescue me, and hearing about the real tragedy, my iPhone, shared in my sadness.
30 minutes later, I’d righted my boat, bailed out the water, pulled in my sails, and paddled to shore. iPhone still lost.
That’s when I had a flash of inspiration: I could use Find My iPhone to retrieve my phone! Quickly I went home to try, and from the title of this post, you know the result. Find My iPhone doesn’t work underwater. Nor does blindly cast netting for your phone in a great expanse of choppy water.
Still, there is hope my phone could one day emerge from its watery grave. My trusty assistant is on the lookout! I’d love if you’d keep an eye out for it too. And learn from my mistake – get a floating case for your phone.