Beginner’s Guide to Use Find my iPhone Feature

The workplace, the café corners, the shopping malls, or even the restrooms, we know that your iPhone is your inseparable companion. Although, you and your iPhone remain hand-in-hand most of the times, but sometimes situations can make you stay away from each other! But that will only happen for a while because the Find My iPhone feature won’t let you give a slip to each other for long.

The Find My iPhone option lets you track the lost or stolen Apple device, which could be your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac. Along with the assistance to locate the iPhone, this feature in Apple devices will let you play a sound, remotely lock the device or wipe out data from it.

So, if you are a newbie to Apple’s iPhone and have no idea about how to give it a kick-start, this manual is going to help you out. From how to enable the Find My iPhone to making use of it, all that you need to get started with this assisting and interesting feature of iPhone is shared here. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

How to Enable Find My iPhone Feature

Launch the Settings app in your iPhone. Tap on iCloud and then Find My iPhone

enable find my iphone

 

On the Find My iPhone screen, use the toggle to enable the option for your iPhone

use toggle to enable find my iphone

Note: To locate the iPhone, the device should be connected to Wi-Fi or internet via any cellular data.

How to Use Find My iPhone to Locate Lost Device

You can track lost device either by using the iCloud on web or you can sign-in with your iCloud ID on any Mac, iPod, iPhone device. Herein, both the ways for tracking are shared.

Using Web:

In the browser, visit iCloud.com and login to the iCloud account.

visit icloud on web

Click on Find My iPhone option.

find my iphone

Again sign-in to the iCloud account.

sign in to icloud

A map describing the location of the Apple device will appear on screen

locate apple device

Click on the All Devices drop down arrow and select the Apple device to get the actions menu.

select device

You can perform either of the three functions using the actions menu:

actions menu

Play Sound: If you click on this option, an audible sound on your Apple device will be played, even if it is on silent or vibrate mode. This option is quite helpful if you know the device is nearby, but you are unable to locate it.

Last Mode: When you use this option, you will be asked to enter a number that will be displayed on the lost iPhone screen, along with a message. The locked screen will have the message along with a Call button tapping which will enable the phone founder to make a call on that number. In this case, the phone will also get automatically locked.

last modeleave a message on iphone

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Erase iPhone: If you think that you won’t be able to get the iPhone back and wish to delete all data from the phone, then this option will help you out. Click on Erase iPhone option and all data from the Apple device will be wiped out.

Using iPhone:  

Launch the Find My iPhone app. If you are new to iPhone and cannot find the app, then go to the Extras and you will see the app there. Hold the app icon and then drag and drop to the menu bar.

find my iphone app

 

Sign-in to the iCloud ID of the iPhone that is lost.

sign-in to icloud

A map with iPhone location will be shown on the screen.

iphone location

At the bottom of the screen, tap on Actions. Following options will be displayed on screen:

actions-menu-for-find-my-iphone

Play Sound: If you tap on this option, an audible sound on your Apple device will be played, even if it is on silent or vibrate mode. This option is quite helpful if you know the device is nearby, but you are unable to locate it.

Lost Mode: When you use this option, you will be asked to enter a number that will be displayed on the lost iPhone screen, along with a message. The locked screen will have the message along with a Call button tapping which will enable the phone founder to make a call on that number. In this case, the phone will also get automatically locked.

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lost mode

Erase iPhone: If you think that you won’t be able to get the iPhone back and wish to delete all data from the phone, then this option will help you out. Click on Erase iPhone option and all data from the Apple device will be wiped out.

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Lost your Apple Device? Don’t Worry, Tracking it is Easy!

Apple ensures that its users never part ways from its devices, against their wish. The Find My iPhone feature ensures that users are not only able to locate their apple device, but also an assistance is available that can help the finder to contact them. Enabling and using this Find My iPhone option is absolutely ease. Any doubts or help, connect to us through the comment box.

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