What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

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Anonymous Visitor
What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

Sometimes when I track the phone it shows green circles- sometimes it doesn't. I think i understand what the green circles mean. But what does it mean if there are no green circles? Does that mean he is on wifi and that's the exact location?

   

   

Apple Eater
Re: What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

The circles indicate the accuracy. A large circle means the tracking is less accurate and the phone could be anywhere in that circle. No green-circle (actually, a very small/tight circle) means the tracking is more accurate or pin-pointed to that spot.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

I didn't see a green circle at all- is it possible that there was a mistake in the location? My wife says she wasn't there- it showed her there with no green circle for atleast 10 mins. Is it possible that the technology isn't 100% accurate and has flaws? Or should I assume I'm being lied to?

hubby
Re: What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

Find My iPhone is not 100% accurate and you should not assume that it is.
That said, mine is about 99% accurate 90% of the time. Others have said theirs is not accurate at all - usually those people are out in the boonies.
If it was showing just some random place, it's probably wrong. If it is a place that she would likely go to, then it was probably correct - it will never 'guess' a place because she's been there before. In other words, if it said she was in the middle of a football field, it's probably wrong. If it said she as at someone's house that you suspected she would be at, it's probably right.

Kristen
Re: What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

Lmao.. Someone got caught, I like how the hubby got upset at the person who anwsered the wifes question. Don't be angry cause you didn't get the anwser you wanted. Facts don't lie either but a cheating spouse does!!

Julie
re find my iphone app

How can you tell if someone is using the phone using the find my iphone app and what does it mean if the phone icon is black

hubby
Re: re find my iphone app

Any time your phone is using it's location features a small arrow-like icon appears in the upper-right near your battery meter.
When that is on, you can go into System|Privacy|Location Services to see what apps are using your location information (scroll to the bottom to see what the indicators mean)

When the phone icon is black in the Find My iPhone service that means the phone is offline - either turned off, or no wireless/3G connection.

Confused mom
Re: What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

My son's iPhone changes the size of the green circle sometimes when he is at the same spot. For example, let's say he's parked at 15th st and Main st.. It may show a small circle and then minutes later is showing a huge circle, and minutes later a medium size circle, and then small circle again. Is he using or doing something to trick me about where he really is?

hubby
Re: What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

it likely just means that the accuracy is changing due to poor signals, which is very, very common (ie; it's normal).

Dee
Re: What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

When my husband leaves to work in the morning
The green circle on find my iPhone has a green glowing circle dose that mean he’s on the phone?

Anonyman
Re: What are the green circles on Find My iPhone?

Dee wrote:
When my husband leaves to work in the morning
The green circle on find my iPhone has a green glowing circle dose that mean he’s on the phone?

You can't tell, using Find My iPhone when someone is on the phone.

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