KEY POINTS

  • An early iOS 14 build reveals Apple's plans to improve the Find My app
  • Find My will have new features allowing users to receive alerts about their loved ones
  • The new features are believed to work with Apple's upcoming Tile-like trackers

Apple will be adding new features to the Find My app in iOS 14, a report reveals.

A look at an early iOS 14 build reveals that Apple will be adding new features to the Find My app, 9To5Mac reported. The new features will allow users to keep track of their loved ones, helping to give peace of mind when it's needed.

The Find My app on iOS 13 combined the features of Find My iPhone and Find My Friends, allowing users to locate lost iPhones and also locate their family and friends who share their location with them, all in a single app. The app does this by keeping track of an iPhone's location. Family members and friends who share their location will need to bring their iPhone with them to use this, after all.

Find My has a setting that allows users to be notified if a person arrives at a certain location, like home, a school or a workplace. This feature helps users know if their kids have already arrived at school, or if other family members like a spouse or a working child is already at work.

Apple has decided to improve on this feature by allowing users to receive alerts if a certain person hasn't arrived at the place that they should be at a set time. For example, a parent sets 8:00 a.m. as a child's arrival at school. If the child doesn't get there by that time, Find My will alert the parent about it.

Apple also added another feature that allows Find My to alert users if a certain person leaves a designated location to early. Consider the child above: the parent knows dismissal time and sets it at 4:00 p.m. If the child leaves school at 3:00 p.m., Find My will alert the parent about it as well.

The new features will help users know if the people that matter to them are at the right place at the right time. They will be helpful for those who have kids that skip classes, as well as those who are suspecting that their spouses are cheating on them.

The new feature, which will arrive with iOS 14, is expected to work with Apple's upcoming AirTags – Tile-like trackers that make use of ultra-wideband technology for tracking purposes.