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Motorola updates Touchless Control with "find my phone" function

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One of the main features of the new Motorola devices is the Touchless Control feature, which allows users of the new Motorola DROIDs or the Moto X to issue commands or searches without the need to touch the device. Of course, after issuing the original voice-only command, you may need to eventually touch your device, which can be difficult if you don't know where it is.

But, Motorola has now updated the Touchless Control app to help you find your device if you've lost it... assuming the device is in a place where it can hear you. Assuming your device can hear you and it isn't wedged too deeply in the couch cushions or somewhere in another room or maybe in the car, all you'll have to do is say "Okay Google Now, find my phone"; and, the device will trigger an alarm to help you find your phone. 

In the case that your device can't hear you, you can still use Google's new Android Device Manager to trigger an alarm that will sound at full volume for 5 minutes. It's always good to have backup.

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posted on 30 Oct 2013, 13:24 4

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I can see myself running around the house yelling "OK Google now, find my phone" in every room.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 13:25

2. datsyuk (Posts: 162; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


LOL! Seriously.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 13:47 3

5. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Which is where Android device manager comes in so you don't have to..

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 13:37

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8301; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This should be on ALL Android phones tbh.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 13:38

4. roldefol (Posts: 2870; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


This feature has been on the Droids for a couple months now. It felt pretty dorky saying "OK Google Now, find my Droid" though.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 13:49 3

6. tacarat (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


It's done that way to psychologically reinforce the idea of not losing your phone in the first place.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 18:20

9. JC557 (Posts: 1104; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Siri: I'm sorry, I can't find the Droids you are looking for.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 14:07 2

7. affinity1221 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


Why not just have it so that when it's in the lock screen you can scream Marco and the phone would reply Polo. And when they have a smart watch you can have a find my phone option and you can play the hot or cold game.

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