Lost your iPhone? Stolen iPhone? These are the words; no one wants to hear. Now if you have already lost your iPhone, and you have set up Find My Phone service before it was stolen, then there is a good chance that you can get your iPhone back. Else if, you have bought a new iPhone or have not set up Find My Phone then the below guide will help you to Set up and Use Find My Phone to Find your Stolen or Lost iPhone.
How to Set up Find My Phone?
Find My Phone is an excellent tool, which helps you in finding your lost iPhone. Find My Phone uses built-in GPS to locate your device on a map. You can also use Find My Phone to delete remotely or Lock entire data on your iPhone and can prevent any unauthorized access to your device.
Follow these simple steps to set up Find My Phone.
Note: To use Find My Phone you should have iCloud Account
Step 1: Login to your iCloud Account.
To do this Go to > Settings > iCloud > Account and Sign-in
Step 2: Now if your are already on the iCloud screen then follow step 3, if not follow step 1 to get iCloud screen
Step 3: On the iCloud screen, scroll down where you see Find My Phone slider, move it to ON.
Step 4: Now you’ll get a message asking permission to turn on your GPS, click Allow.
That’s it! Now you have successfully turned Find My Phone service On.
How to use Find My Phone to Find Stolen or Lost iPhone?
Now if you have lost your iPhone or just want to try to Find My Phone service, then follow these steps.
Step 1: Go to https://www.icloud.com/ in your Web browser (Don’t use same device (your iPhone), use other iPhone or any other device with internet service like PC, etc.)
Step 2: Login using iCloud account
Step 3: When you Login, Find My Phone will try to locate your iPhone. On your screen, the map will show you the last known location of your Stolen or lost iPhone. The map will show you the current location of the device if it is on if it is switched off then it will show you the last known location.
Step 4: When your device is found, a pop-up window will appear over the green dot. Click the Window.
Step 5: After clicking on the Window, you will have various options including:
- Play Sound: By click on this will send a sound to the device. If you have just misplaced your device, then you can play a sound to find the device.
- Lost Mode: Lost Mode button will lock your device. Just click Lost Mode button and enter a 4-digit passcode, which will lock your device. Now if you get you device back then Enter the same 4-digit code to unlock it.
- Erase: Erase button will erase all the data from your iPhone. If you want to delete the entire data, then click on Erase button.
So, this was about how you can set up Find My Phone service and use it to find your iPhone. Do you have any queries regarding the above steps? Let us know by leaving a comment below.