Lost your iPhone? Before the data falls into the hands of the bad actors, don’t know how to find or erase its data? Apple’s “Find My iPhone” feature is easy to use, and it will come in handy if your iPhone is lost. It allows you to view the location of a lost or stolen iPhone, play a sound on the phone to help you find it or alert others nearby, mark the iPhone as lost to remotely lock it to protect data and erase all data on the phone . iPhone (if needed).

To enable all the above features, you need to activate “Find Me” on your iPhone first.

How to enable “Find My iPhone”

  1. Click on Apple ID menu. This is the first tab you will see directly below the search bar on the “Settings” screen.

  2. Click on Find mine Options.This should be the third option afterwards iCloud with Media and purchase.

  3. Click on Find my iPhone Options.Toggle the following options Find my iPhone, Find my network (You can find it even if your iPhone is offline), and Send last location (When the battery power is severely low, the location of the iPhone will be automatically sent to Apple).

Once these operations are completed, you can find your lost iPhone. To find the location of your lost iPhone or delete data, please log in to icloud.com/find.

How to view a lost iPhone on the map

  1. On the link above, once you log in with your Apple ID and password through any browser, it will automatically start looking for iPhone.

  2. Within a few seconds, the location of the iPhone should appear in the map on the screen.

  3. If the device is found in an unknown area, please warn readers not to retrieve the iPhone by themselves, but to contact law enforcement officials-law enforcement officials may ask you to provide the serial number or IMEI code of the device. This is how to find the serial number of the device.

How to play sound on a lost iPhone

  1. Once you find the phone, you will be able to see a All devices At the top of the map. click it.

  2. From the drop-down menu, select the missing iPhone model (the phone name you assigned should appear here).

  3. Now, a floating box should appear in the upper right corner of the screen. This should show your iPhone’s photo, phone name, remaining battery, etc.

  4. Click on Play sound Button. Regardless of whether your phone is in silent mode, this will cause your iPhone to vibrate and make a louder beep. When you put your iPhone in a nearby room or a nearby location, this feature is especially convenient if you can’t see where you store your iPhone. You can follow the tone and find it. You need to unlock the phone to stop the sound.

How to mark your iPhone as lost

  1. In the floating window, click Lost mode Button.

  2. You will be asked to enter an optional phone number where you can be found. The number will be displayed on the lost iPhone. You will also be asked to enter a custom message, which will also be displayed on your iPhone. Please note that these steps are optional. Lost Mode will automatically lock your iPhone with a passcode to ensure that all data in it is protected.

How to erase data on a lost iPhone

  1. In the floating window, click Delete iPhone Button.

  2. A pop-up message will ask you to confirm. Please note that allowing this will delete all content and settings in the iPhone. The deleted iPhone cannot be tracked or located.


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