Wrong identification

Atsic Member Posts: 4
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edited August 11, 2020 in Fing App #1

Why does Fing show both my Sony Xperia and my Huawei mobile phones as iPhones when they are both obviously Android ?


  • Robin_Ex_Fing
    Robin_Ex_Fing Member Posts: 5,293
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    Hi @Atsic
    Have you tried to manually recognise those device from the same screen which says "Find the exact model"?

    The Fing App discovery will identify devices on a best effort basis, based on the information made available by the device, e.g. the MAC address. There are numerous reasons why the device might not be recognized correctly e.g. 

    - The DHCP server is not refreshing when speaking to your Fing. 

    - Limited information being offered by specific devices. 

    I would advise inserting as many details that you can about the device to help improve the engine for all Fing users. 

    This will assist with improved device identification in the future. 

    Robin (Admin at Fing)
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