We mostly think about Find My iPhone feature once we have our Phone lost or worse stolen. At that stage, we may think for the first time whether we are activating the Find my iPhone or not; and whether it’s possible to get our stolen device back again.
In fact, Apple iPhone is one of the most secured devices especially in this area. The find my device feature in the system enables to locate my iPhone the moment it’s lost. Using” icloud find my iphone” service, you can track your device with a multiple precision. However, as any feature, several steps should be followed in order to better take advantage of the Apple’s feature.
Protect your iPhone:
Using Face ID or Touch ID is indispensable in the process. For many, this is nothing but a luxury of the smartphones technology. However, it’s very important in protect your device once stolen or lost. You need to know that the moment you may say ” where is my iPhone? “, no one else can, at least for a moment, see your important data as Apple card, payments or personal messages.
So let’s start by setting a passcode and then using either your fingerprint or your face.
You can set this feature by going to Settings > Face ID (or Touch ID) & Passcode
How to enable Find My iPhone
This feature is in your system but it can’t function unless activated. The good news is that the feature is activated by default in all iPhones. So unless you decide you want to get rid of it it’s there working.
If you want to check whether it’s enabled or not follow the instruction below:
- Start at your Home screen.
- Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap Find My iPhone.
- Slide to turn on Find My iPhone and Send Last Location.
Apple’s Family Sharing: more ways to find your apple device
The primary objective of this service is to share mobile apps on several iPhone devices. However, this service helps you better protect your iPhone thanks to the family member’s Apple ID. This feature helps locate other apple iPhones and fast find my ios device. Hence, in case of a lost iPhone, one of your family members can simply open his iphone and track your device.
I lost my iPhone: how to find it?
We protected our iOS devices, enabled the find my iphone and activated the Family Sharing service. Now, we lost our iphone. The first thing to do is to find my iphone online using your computer or Mac. Then go to icloud.com/find. You need to know that the faster you connect on your icloud, the better for your iphone recovery.
You can also use the Family sharing service to locate your iOS device. In order to access your iCloud, you need to sign in to the icloud account of the your lost or stolen iphone, select your iOS device, and view the last location. In case the device is turned off, you will be able to see the last current location of the lost iphone.
Then select actions > lost mode> and send a message in which you enter a phone number and few words about the lost iphone. This message will be displayed on the screen asking anyone who finds the iphone to contact you.
From the other side, the icloud lost mode will lock the iPhone and prevent anyone who finds it to use it or to see your personal information. Meanwhile, it continues to track the iOS device; enabling incoming phone calls so that you can contact anyone who takes it.
The iCloud will enable another feature which will disable credit card or Apple cards until the the iPhone is found.
Whenever, the iphone is turned on, the Find my iPhone feature will continue to locate your device. In case it’s turned off, it will alret you the next time the cell phone is used.
One last advice: Don’t confront the thief
If you follow these instructions the faster you can, your chances to get your iPhone back will rise to 63%. However, the experience may show us that some may use the find apple device feature in the wrong way. In case of a stolen iPhone, confronting the thief is not an option. The safer option is to report the case to the local police with the last known location of your device.