iPhone oddities

I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 10.3 the other day, and have been seeing some “lagging” in games which no longer flows as smooth as they used to. And also an increased battery drain, which seemed to stop once the adblocker app was updated. Coincidence or not? I’m not sure.

But the oddest thing happened today, when my (private) iPhone suddenly started a loud alarm (at work, which surprised everyone around).

Once checked, I found it to be the “Find my iPhone” making the noise. And an email was also sent out to the mailbox of my AppleID with the same message, that “a sound was played on <device>” on <date and time>.

But there’s no clue in the email as to why it played, or who initiated it. Until I know otherwise I can only assume someone was trying to locate or hack my phone remotely through the Find my iPhone feature. These times it feels comforting to at least have enabled 2FA for logins.

But it’s still annoying not knowing the cause of the alarm sound, or what triggered it.

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Compass glitches

After last weeks upgrade to iOS 10, and the subsequent 10.0.2 I’ve noticed some glitches I didn’t notice before in the compass, and in Find My iPhone.

I’m quite sure the compass problems are rather new, but I can’t be 100% certain they came with iOS 10, and Find My iPhone I use so rarely that I don’t know when it worked last, but it has.

However, what I’m seeing just now is this, for 3 iPhones laying right beside each other on the same dinner table.

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Which is annoying, if I were to try to actually use the feature to locate the person using the phone. But even more annoying is the compass glitches, which I’m not sure are related to the above, but it certainly feels like they’re in the same area.

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I’ve cropped the coordinates since they’re not necessary to show, and they are also identical, which is interesting given that Find My iPhone does not seem to think so.

But the real problem is the left phone, which seems to be somewhat confused in regards to the direction of North.