Glitch In ‘Find My iPhone’ App Leads People to Wrong House
What would you do if you went to the ‘Find My iPhone’ App after you misplaced your phone and it showed your phone’s location was at a home in Texas? The first thing that I would do is call the police and tell them where my phone’s location is. I would not just show up at an unknown location by myself, unprotected, in case this stranger was more dangerous than just being a thief! I would become angry knowing that someone stole my phone. Let’s face it, if it is in Texas, someone has had to stole my phone, otherwise, how did it get there, right? Well, it appears that an innocent guy is getting a lot of angry people showing up on his Ring camera footage accusing him of stealing their phone. Unfortunately, this innocent guy really is spending his days and nights in fear.
KTRK says a glitch in Apple’s Find My iPhone app is sending people to the wrong location in Richmond, Texas. Dozens of people have shown up unannounced at Scott Schuster’s home accusing him of stealing their iPhone. He says he is scared for his family and two young children. “There are plenty of irrational people if they are angry, drunk, had a rough night and lost their phone and thought it was stolen. That’s my biggest concern. Someone coming to the house potentially with a weapon. My daughter had a hard time sleeping when we had an incident at 3 or 4 a.m., and she couldn’t go to bed.”
Why is this happening to Scott Schuster’s home? According to Schuster, “My home used to be a model home for this neighborhood,” he says. “So somewhere in some database that address lives for this neighborhood and I feel like if it pings in my neighborhood and they can’t tie it to a specific address, it falls back to my address.”
Apple has yet to respond to Scott’s request to fix the glitch.