iOS devices usually cost quite a lot of money, and that is why it is natural to worry about losing them. This is perhaps the reason tha there are many services which help you track your iPhone in case it gets stolen. The idea of tracking stolen devices got so popular over time, that now there is even an official service by Apple named “Find My iPhone”, which makes use of iCloud to help users view the exact location of all their devices. However, that app has a few limitations. For example, it is not possible to track devices on different iCloud accounts, and you cannot see all your devices on a single map, and have to keep switching between maps to track each iDevice. Phone Finder is a new Cydia app which overcomes all these drawbacks, and shows its users how Find my iPhone should have been in the first place. Read on to know more about this useful app for jailbroken iOS devices.
Of course, it is necessary that all the target devices are using Find My iPhone and have an active internet connection. If these conditions are met, you can access the location of all the devices. First, go to the Account section of Phone Finder and tap the ‘+’ button in the top left corner. Enter the iCloud ID and password for the account set up on the target device, and you are done. Adding one account will be enough to let you view all the devices associated with it. However, Phone Finder goes a step further, and you can set up as many accounts as you want. Once all that has been done, tap the Map and you will see a list of devices associated with all the linked accounts.
To view the location of each device individually, just tap it and you will be taken to the map just like Find My iPhone. To distinguish between devices from different accounts, the corresponding ID is displayed below the device name. The real difference in the app can be seen when you hit the Map button in the upper right corner of the main page. The main map in Phone Finder plots all the devices added to it, and you can view them in any of the three map modes, namely Standard, Satellite and Hybrid.
Phone Finder is a free Cydia app, albeit ad-supported. If you are interested, you can download it from the BigBoss repo in the Cydia store.