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This article was published on February 28, 2018

    Clap to Find My Phone app lets you clap to find your phone

    Clap to Find My Phone app lets you clap to find your phone
    Napier Lopez
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    Napier Lopez is a writer based in New York City. He's interested in all things tech, science, and photography related, and likes to yo-yo in Napier Lopez is a writer based in New York City. He's interested in all things tech, science, and photography related, and likes to yo-yo in his free time. Follow him on Twitter.

    Few things are more frustrating than not being able to find your phone right as you’re heading out. An app called ‘Clap to Find My Phone‘ wants to save you from that frustration.

    Take a wild guess how it works.

    The app is currently Android only, and it seems unlikely to be any use on iOS, where you’d likely have to keep the app open at all times for it to work.

    But if you are on team Google, you can set it to work even if your ringer is off or do not disturb is turned on. You can change the sensitivity, make it work with vibrations only, blink your screen, or flash your flashlight. You also have the choice between using music or a ringtone.

    A quick Google search shows there are a variety of other apps that do the same thing, but this seems to be one of the more full-featured ones.

    Also keep in mind we’ve only given the app a brief try. It worked well enough, but don’t blame us if your battery drains faster or it turns out the app was recording your raunchy conversations and they’re now being used for blackmail.

    Seriously though, I can see this app being super handy. Helping me find my lost phone at home is easily my favorite thing about the Google Home Mini; this is arguably even more convenient. Just be sure turn it off before you go to a concert.

    If you’re on an Android device, you can download it from the Google Play Store. It’s free to download, but a premium version unlocks more features.

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