Lost Your Wallet or Your Phone?


Image source: thetileapp.com


Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that finds everyday items in seconds—like your phone, iPad, keys and wallet.

How will it help you locate your lost item? You can:

  • Ring lost items just like you’d call a lost phone. If your Tile is within the 100-foot Bluetooth range, it will play a loud tune until you find it. It has tiny speakers let out a 90 decibel melody that’s easy to hear—even if it’s under piles of laundry or in a few rooms over.
  • Ring your phone. Can’t find your phone? Press any one of your Tiles to make your phone ring—even if it’s on silent.
  • See where you had it. Check the map for its last known location and time. The app automatically records the last time and place it saw your phone or item.
  • Lose your phone far away? Log into their website to see its last known location, to make it ring, or to send a lock-screen message to the person who might find it.


The cost is $25 for one tile, $70 for four, $130 for eight and $180 for a dozen tiles. The battery that’s included will last a full year. You need to load the free app onto your phone which is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Is this something that you’d purchase? Their web site blog has some very fun case studies from people who have found their lost items with the Tile tracker, read about it here.