How to use Find My iPhone to Track iOS or Mac Devices

Find My iPhone is a part of Find My application that Apple Pre-installs on all its iOS and macOS devices.

And, In this post, we are going to show you the process to track all your devices by using Find My application.use find my application

Let’s Get Started…

What is Find My iPhone?

Find My iPhone is a feature exclusive to Apple, which lets you track your lost, stolen or misplaced iPhone, iPad, Mac or any other Apple device.

Not only it lets you locate your device but also it allows you to wipe down all the private data so that none of your sensitive information falls into wrong hands. But, this process works as long as your device has some kind of internet connectivity.

Also, you can use track your Apple device from the web as well as the Find My application.

How to enable Find My iPhone?

To get benefits of Find My application, you first have to turn on Find My iPhone on your iPhone. You can follow the same steps on the iPad as well as on Mac.

  • Go to the Settings App on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Click on your Apple ID profile on the top.
  • Now, scroll down and tap on Find My option.
  • Click on the top option saying Find My iPhone.
  • At last, toggle the button to enable it.

enable Find My iPhone

Now, on this page, you can also enable the Share My Location if you want to share your location with your Family or Friends.

How to use Find My iPhone?

You can track down your lost iPhone, iPad, or Mac by using different methods. You can either use an Apple device or you can use a browser from any smartphone or PC to locate your device.

Use Find My iPhone on iPhone or iPad

For this, you will need an iPhone or iPad linked with the iCloud account of the lost device.

  • Launch the Find My app from any of your iPhone or iPad.
  • Now, Login with your iCloud Account, if needed. This will show all the devices linked with your iCloud account.
  • Click on the name of the device you want to track.
  • Now, Click on the info icon and you will see multiple options regarding the phone.
    1. PLAY SOUND: This option will play an Audible sound on your device, even if your device is in Silent or Vibration mode. This method is useful if your Phone is still present near you like in your house or a park.
    2. MARK AS LOST: Now, if you are sure that the device is lost, them mark that device as lost. You will be asked to enter a phone number which will be shown on the device. Also, a sound will play on the device to draw the attention of the people nearby.
    3. ERASE THIS DEVICE: At last, if you’re not able to find your lost device, then it is better to erase all the data from the device. This option will delete all the data from the device to protect your private information from the intruders.

Find My iPhone on iPhone or iPad

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Use Find My iPhone on Web

If you have a computer, then finding your lost iPhone or iPad can be pretty easy. You have to use the iCloud website to track down your lost device.

  • Open any browser on your PC and go to iCloud.com
  • Now, Log in with your iCloud Account linked with your lost device.
  • Click on Find iPhone icon from the menu.
  • Now, You are asked to enter your iCloud password again.
  • Click on the All Devices from the top and tap on the name of the device you want to track.
  • Now, You will see multiple options regarding the device.
    1. PLAY SOUND: This option will play an Audible sound on your device, even if your device is in Silent or Vibration mode. This method is useful if your Phone is still present near you like in your house or a park.
    2. MARK AS LOST: Now, if you are sure that the device is lost, them mark that device as lost. You will be asked to enter a phone number which will be shown on the device. Also, a sound will play on the device to draw the attention of the people nearby.
    3. ERASE THIS DEVICE: At last, if you’re not able to find your lost device, then it is better to erase all the data from the device. This option will delete all the data from the device to protect your private information from the intruders.

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Use Find My iPhone: Video Tutorial

How to disable Find My iPhone?

If you are selling your iPhone or if you are sending your device for repair, then it is advised to disable the Find My feature. To do so follow the steps given below:

  • Go to the Settings App on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Click on your Apple ID profile on the top.
  • Now, scroll down and tap on Find My option.
  • Click on the top option saying Find My iPhone.
  • At last, toggle the button to Disable it, you are required to enter the password to do so.

disabel location feature

Also, you should never disable this feature unless you are selling the phone or asked by the Apple service centre representative for repairing.

Conclusion

So This was it! We hope that you will be able to track your lost iPhone by these methods. But, it is always better to take help from law-enforcement rather than trying to track down the lost devices on your own.

Also, you can find your lost AirPods by enabling it from the Find My application.

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