Find my iPhone – my friend’s success story

Find My iPhone

Does it work ? Yes it does !

Here’s the reality.

My friend Patrick recently left his iPhone in a laundrette and after a few minutes realised and went back. Of course it wasn’t there was it – people like to take things that don’t belong to them for some reason rather than handing it in. He called me to see if there was any way of finding it. He didn’t know about Find My iPhone. A feature that let’s you track you phone if lost, stolen or mis-placed. So I told him to get another device and log into Find my iPhone. He got his partners iPad with a mobile sim in it – logged in and was able to track it I under an hour to Hull city centre, he then called the phone repeatedly by asking a local mobile phone shop in the vicinity to help him. His iPhone kept ringing in a lady’s bag and after walking uptown her and asking her for it. She duly handed it over. In less than 2 hours from losing it he’d got it back. So it’s now time to read the rest of our article and understand how useful it is and how it can help you.

In fact rather than ringing the phone the app actually allow you to make the lost phone emit a tone, and useful if you’ve lost it in your house or somewhere similar.

Find My iPhone lets you remotely track your lost, stolen, or misplaced Apple device — be it an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac — from virtually anywhere, as long as the device in question has some kind of internet connection

.Not only can Find My iPhone help you locate a stolen or lost device, it can also assist in remotely wiping your private information so your device data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. If you’re not sure where to start, we can walk you through enabling Find My iPhone on all your devices as well as how to track them both on the web and through the Find My iPhone app!

If you enable family sharing and everyone shares their locations, you can track all devices from just one!

Read on to learn more…

How to turn on Find My iPhone for your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on your Apple ID at the top.
  3. Tap iCloud.
  4. Scroll down and tap Find My iPhone.
  5. Tap the switch to enable it.Launch Settings, tap your Apple ID, tap iCloud, tap Find My iPhone, tap the switch

    How to use Find My iPhone on the web

If you have a computer handy, you can easily track your missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac on the web via iCloud.com. It’s as easy as following these steps:

  1. Open iCloud.com in any web browser.
  2. Log into your iCloud account.
  3. Click on Find iPhone in the main menu.
  4. Enter your Apple ID and password and sign in if prompted
  5. Click on All Devices at the top.Go to iCloud.com, click Find My iPhone, sign in, click All Devices
  6. Click the device name for the device you’d like to track.
  7. You can zoom in and out on the map to track it more closely, or you can choose from one of the modes listed in the upper right. Here is an explanation of what each does:
    • Play sound – Plays an audible tone, even if your device is on vibrate or silent. This is the option you’ll want to use if your iPhone or iPad has gone missing around the house.
    • Lost mode – If you use this option, you’ll be asked to enter a phone number that will display on the screen of your lost device. Someone can then use this number to call if they find the device. An audible tone will also be played to draw attention to the device.
    • Erase – If you don’t think you’re going to be able to retrieve the device, or you’re worried about someone accessing your private data, you can remotely delete everything on it in order to protect your information.Click the device name, click Play Sound, Lost mode, or Erase

How to use Find My iPhone on iPhone and iPad

Not only can you track a lost iPhone, iPad, or Mac on the web, you can use the Find My iPhone app to locate your phone. You’ll find it on any iPhone. You can then track any device linked to your iCloud account by following these steps:

  1. Launch the Find My iPhone app from any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
  2. Log in with your iCloud ID.
  3. Tap on the name of the device you’d like to track.Launch Find My iPhone, sign in, tap the name of the device
  4. Tap on Actions at the bottom to see your options. Here you have the same 3 options you have in the web view of iCloud:
    • Play sound – Plays an audible tone, even if your device is on vibrate or silent. This is the option you’ll want to use if your iPhone or iPad has gone missing around the house.
    • Lost mode – If you use this option, you’ll be asked to enter a phone number that will display on the screen of your lost device. Someone can then use this number to call if they find the device. An audible tone will also be played to draw attention to the device.
    • Erase – If you don’t think you’re going to be able to retrieve the device, or you’re worried about someone accessing your private data, you can remotely delete everything on it in order to protect your information.Tap Actions, tap Play Sound, tap Lost mode, or tap Erase

That’s it! Keep in mind that if you think your device was stolen, but you’re able to track it, it’s always best to get local law enforcement involved rather than trying to retrieve a stolen device on your own.

It’s also worth mentioning that if you were using Apple Pay on the device that was lost or stolen, it’s a good idea to remotely wipe your credit card information via iCloud on the web. However the good news is Apple Devices even if found by someone else cannot be accessed

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