Are you afraid if you lost your iPhone and don’t know how to track down. Well today i will teach you how to configure your iPhone so that if by chance you lost it you can easily track it down from your computer.
iPhone itself comes with an option of finding your lost iPhone but many of the users don’t know how to use it or they just don’t configure the settings out there. That’s why after losing your iPhone, they regret and than on that moment no option is left to trace it.
So, if you are reading this post and having your iPhone then be fast to configure it for any future misshapen if happens. Also make sure you have written the IMEI number of your iPhone somewhere private for future purpose. If you don’t know how to find out the IMEI number then follow our guide to find out the IMEI number of your iPhone.
Find my iPhone lets you help to track down your iPhone’s location i.e. where it is located and also much other options like, you can erase your data remotely if it is having some private personal very very much important data, a pass code to set remotely to prevent the thief from using it, play sound on your device if it is misplaced somewhere nearby and you don’t remember. So basically it is a nice inbuilt option by Apple which let you find your lost iPhone or track your iPhone in your home itself (if you forgot where you placed it)
How this Find My iPhone Works?
So to make it running in your iPhone and configure the settings, please open the following options-
Settings>iCloud>Find My iPhone
If you have already logged in the iCloud account then you have to just turn it on i.e. Tap on ON in front of Find My iPhone
If you haven’t signed in or don’t have an account, then kindly follow the onscreen instructions and grab an account to log you in. After logging in repeat the above step as mentioned.
Now as you just turned on the FIND My iPhone option, you just set the security and it is running.
Now, to test it to make sure it is configured properly visit icloud.com on your computer.
Log in with your account
Move to Find My iPhone option.
Now again you will be asked to input your password, input the password and whoa! There you go. You will see your iPhone location being displayed with a GREEN dot that indicated its present location.
Please note these important things so that your Find my iPhone works properly-
- Never turn off the location settings of your iPhone when you are going out of your home. It is to ensure because if it is turned off then find my iPhone wont be able to capture your iPhone’s location and it wont be able to locate it.
- Make sure you have a working internet connection on your iPhone. This is needed because find my iPhone uses your internet connection to send the data and capture it so that you can view from your computer.
- Never tap on Erase data while you are locating your iPhone, if you do so all the data will be erased and maybe your iPhone hangs up if its is jail broken. This option is to be selected only when your iPhone is being misused by thief under heavy circumstances you are forced to tap this button. But if this option is checked, then your all settings will be erased and find my iPhone will stop working. This option is to be tapped only when you think you wont get your iPhone back but also make it sure that the thief can’t access any of the thing present in iPhone.
All done. I hope now you will be able to located your iPhone if ever lost.
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