How to Find Your iPhone using the “Find My iPhone” Feature?

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Losing your iPhone can be pretty detrimental to your work and personal productivity. Hence, understanding the customer’s attachment to their iPhone, the makers have installed a “Find My” feature in every latest version of iOS.

Therefore, if you have lost your phone, forgotten where you kept it, or even if you’re a parent who wants to monitor their child’s whereabouts, the “Find my iPhone” feature is something that will surely come in handy.

For that purpose, we have made a simple and easy guide for you to set up and use the “Find My iPhone” feature to track your iPhone.

How to Enable “Find My iPhone” Feature?

By default, the Find My iPhone feature is disabled. To enable it, follow the steps given below.

Step 1:

Go to Settings.

Step 1: Go to settings.

Step 2:

Tap on your name at the top of the screen.

Tap on "Your Name."

Step 3:

Now select “iCloud.”

Select "iCloud".

Step 4:

Scroll down and tap on “Find my iPhone.”

Scroll down and tap on “Find my iPhone.”

Step 5:

On the next screen, turn the toggle on to enable the Find My iPhone feature.

turn the toggle on to enable the Find My iPhone feature.

Step 6:

Another toggle of “Send Last Location” will appear. If you want your location to be automatically sent to Apple when the device’s battery is low, turn the toggle on.

Turn the toggle for "Send Last Location."

Turning the toggle on will help you to know your device’s last known location if the battery dies out.

The Find My iPhone feature is now set up.

How to Use the “Find My iPhone” App?

Follow the steps below to locate your lost or stolen iPhone.

Step 1:

Open the “Find My iPhone” app from the home screen.

Open "Find my iPhone" app.

Step 2:

The app will ask for your Apple ID. Enter your email and password to sign in.

Enter your email and password to sign in to your Apple ID.

Step 3:

Now tap the name of the device you are looking for.

Tap the name of the device you are looking for.

Step 4:

The app will show you the device’s location on the map. In order to access more options, tap on the blue dot on the map.

Tap on the blue dot on the map to access more locations.

Step 5:

At the bottom of the screen, three options will be available to you.

There show 3 options to you.

You can “Play Sound” to locate your phone if you know it’s within hearing distance.

Tap on “Play Sound” to locate your phone

If you have lost your iPhone, then use the “Lost Mode” to prevent others from using it and accessing data stored on it.

If you have lost your iPhone, then tap on the “Lost Mode” to prevent others from using it

Lastly, if you wish to erase all the data from your iPhone, tap on the “Erase iPhone” option.

tap on the “Erase iPhone” option, if you want to remove all the data.

Step 6:

Tap on the car icon to get directions for your device’s last known location.

Tap on the car icon to get directions
There shows a map to find your iPhone.

You will hopefully find your iPhone at the end of this journey.

However, there may be times when you do not have another iPhone available to you. In this case, you can use your browser to use the Find My iPhone feature as well.

How to Use “Find My iPhone” on a  Browser?

Step 1:

Open your browser and go to the iCloud website at https://www.icloud.com/find.

Step 2:

Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.

Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.

Step 3:

When the map appears, click on the dots to see the device name. For the desired device, click on the “i” sign to view further options.

Click on the dots to see the device name.

Step 4:

The same options available on the app will be visible on the left of the screen. Choose the one you need to locate your phone.  

The same options available on the app.

That is everything you need to know about setting up and using the Find My iPhone feature.

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Conclusion

We have listed all the possible ways to find your iPhone using the “Find My iPhone” feature. So, the next time you or your friend lose their iPhones, you know what to do!

For other queries related to various iPhone features, check out our blog. 

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