Enabling Find My iPhone on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

Setting up find my iPhone helps you to find your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac if they ever goes missing. you can use Find My iPhone to help you get it back.

Find My iPhone helps you locate and protect your Apple device if it’s ever lost or stolen. Just sign in to iCloud.com or the Find My iPhone app to see your missing device on a map, play a sound to help you find it, use Lost Mode to lock and track it, or remotely erase all of your personal information.

How to set up Find My iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  1. Start at your Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings > iCloud.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Find My iPhone.
  4. Slide to turn on Find My iPhone and Send Last Location.

If you’re asked to sign in, enter your Apple ID.

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Enable Find My iPhone

 

 

How to disable Find my iPhone on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on iCloud.
  3. Tap Find My iPhone.
  4. Switch Find My iPhone to Off.
  5. Enter your Apple ID password to confirm.
  6. Tap Turn Off.

 

Finding/Locating Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Using App

How to use Find My iPhone on the App

  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.
  4. Pinch and zoom in order to view the map more closely, or tap on Actions at the bottom to see your options.
  5. Here you have the same 3 options you have in the web view of iCloud: Play Sound, Lost Mode, and Erase
  • 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.

 

Finding/Locating Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Using Web

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. Go to iCloud.com in any web browser.
  2. Log into your iCloud account.
  3. Click on Find my iPhone in the main menu.
  4. Click on All Devices at the top.
  5. Click the device name for the device you’d like to track.
  6. 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.