Smartphone ‘Bluetooth Finder’ App Plays Hide and Seek


You’re getting warm, warmer, you’re getting hot, you are sweating … BINGO there it is!

bluetooth-finder-640xI own a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. There have been times when I have set it down for it’s own protection and later when I remembered about it, the phone is missing. Usually it is another family member who thinks they are being helpful and they have moved it. No one fesses up to it, so I truly believe they are trying to prank me. Not to worry KARMA comes back to them.

I stumbled upon a great app that has helped me find not only my smart phone but also my Fitbit one exercise tracker. Though there are many such apps out there, some free and others which cost a nominal amount, I do actually have experience with these two.  I have also saved a friend when she lost her iPhone at the park while we were training our dogs.

First and foremost for those of you that do not know what Bluetooth Technology is … Bluetooth allows devices which support it to communicate without cables or wires.

I use an app called Bluetooth Finder. You can get it here: Bluetooth Finder

bluetooth finder app on play

The app once downloaded will give you a signal strength after it locates the bluetooth signal from your device. I lost my Fitbit One during the winter, the app gave me signals indicating that the device was outside and I eventually found it under several feet of snow. It was still working, imagine that. The app informed me when it was synching to my phone and showed me the strength of the signal – it displays a color coded Hot, Warm, Cold signal. Anyone remember that game growing up, the Hot/Cold game? Well, it is just like that.

If you have Bluetooth disabled on your device, well forget it, you’re out of luck. Get on your hands and knees right now and start looking for your device.


For iPads and iPhones, I have been told LightBlue-Bluetooth Finder works great. You can get it here: LightBlue Bluetooth finder

Everyone has their opinion when it comes to apps and reviews. If you know of a similar app which works well, let us know in the comments.

 

About the Author

Sherri Meinke

A long-standing Computer Geek with over 25 years of experience. Having owned her first Apple IIe and moving on up the ranks with a multitude of Windows-based pc’s to her latest toy, a Dell Venue 11 Pro tablet with Windows 10. Sherri repairs, upgrades, and recycles computers as well as consults, trains & designs Websites. She is a Former AOL Community Leader and loves forums as well as online training. She created the "Camp Wired" computer training program at the Medina County Library system, 8 years ago. It is a free computer education program teaching technology in a relaxed atmosphere where students at all levels get to mentor other students and grow in their knowledge and understanding of technology. This program runs year round with no signs of slowing down.

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