The first day we had Speak for Yourself, Jess deleted the app. It was a Friday afternoon, School was closed and I didn’t know what to do. Immediately I contacted Heidi from SFY and she walked me through how to reload the app from the Cloud. Then I learned about guided access.
Little did I know that there was another must have app that would save the day and yesterday that day came. When Jess returned home, I was told the words I feared to hear “she lost her Talker…we don’t know where it is”. That feeling of dread washed over me as I thought “what are we going to do now” and then I inwardly flipped out.
It took me a few moments to remember we had downloaded the Find My Phone app, but I had never used it. As I was accessing it, I prayed that the WiFi was on. The app showed her Talker was at home? Was it possible she left it behind and I didn’t notice? I searched to no avail. The FMP app lists all of our devices, but I didn’t name them so I didn’t realize I wasn’t searching for the one that was missing. Finally I tapped and searched for MY device which turned out to be the missing Talker. The app showed her Talker was on Broad Street. It had been left in another vehicle. It was easily missed because Jess tucked the Talker in the pocket of the passenger door.
Find My Phone also has a feature where you can input a phone number to appear on the screen telling the finder to call, as well as, the capability to play a sound. This feature means I don’t have to call myself to find my phone in the house. Before, I would call the phone and hoped I’d find it before it stopped ringing.
Now that we have had a test run finding the Talker, it would probably be wise to rename all the devices, as well as check out all the finding features. Thank goodness the crisis was adverted. Not only can I Find my Phone, but…shhhh… I can track Jess and the Husband too!
When it works, technology is great! Or should I say, when I remember to use technology, the crisis can be averted.