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How to use Find My iPhone to rescue your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AirPods
Contact local authorities, tell them what you know and let them do their job. Turn on Find My iPhone on each of your devices so you can find them if they go missing. Starting in iOS 9 , the app was bundled with the operating system. Retrieved from " https: If your phone is offline, it will lock immediately on power-up. Although this is an invasion of your privacy and some people intentionally disable location services on their devices, it can be very helpful when you lose your phone. How can I find my old iPhone?

If Find My iPhone is enabled on your missing device

If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is lost or stolen

Here is an explanation of what each does:. 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.

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:. 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:. 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. If you aren't sure how, you can follow our guide:. Mick is the Duty Editor for Mobile Nations and fancies himself a musician and comedian.

Skip to main content. What's my iPhone worth? Forums Shop Toggle Search. Tap on your Apple ID at the top. Scroll down and tap Find My iPhone. Tap the switch to enable it. It's as easy as following these steps: Log into your iCloud account. Click on Find iPhone in the main menu. Click the device name for the device you'd like to track. Retrieved December 9, Police recover stolen computer thanks to 'Find My iPhone' app". Retrieved February 11, Retrieved from " https: Use mdy dates from July Articles containing potentially dated statements from March All articles containing potentially dated statements All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles containing potentially dated statements from January Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia.

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If device was offline when the user attempt to locate it, an email will be sent when it comes online and is located. Support for iPad 3rd generation. Driving directions to the device's location for iOS 6 or later [9] Several buttons "Play Sound", "Lost Mode", and "Erase Device" were moved to a separate screen from the map view.

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

Law enforcement might request the serial number of your device. Find your device serial number. Report your lost or stolen device to your wireless carrier. Your carrier can disable the account, preventing phone calls, texts, and data use. Find My iPhone is the only way that you can track or locate a lost or missing device. Locate a missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac on a map, lock it remotely, and erase your data to protect your privacy. When you sign in to or the Find My iPhone app, you can see your missing device on a map or play a sound. And you can use Lost Mode to lock, track, or remotely erase all of your personal information.