How to Remotely Erase Data from Your Lost iPhone and iPad

Maybe you’ve lost your iPhone and think that your sensitive data might fall into the wrong hands. Without making much ado, let me tell you straight away that there is a way to remotely erase data from the iPhone. Talking about the requirement, all you need to have is a computer with an active Internet connection. Let me walk you through the quick steps!

How to Delete All Data from Lost iPhone and iPad Remotely

Step #1. Launch a web browser on your computer and head over to icloud.com.

Step #2. Now, you need to sign in using your Apple ID and passwords.

Sign in to iCloud Using Apple ID

Step #3. Next, click on Find iPhone.

Click on Find iPhone in iCloud

Step #4. Next up, you need to click on All Devices at the top center and choose your device.

Select your Lost or Stolen iPhone in iCloud

Step #5. Up next, click on Erase iPhone.

Click Erase iPhone to Remotely Delete All Data from Lost iPhone

Step #6. Finally, click on Erase in the popup to confirm.

Click on Erase to Confirm in iCloud

That’s it! Now, all the data on your iOS device will be wiped out. Do note that your iPhone will no longer be tracked using Find My iPhone.

Wrapping Up…

Apple’s device-tracking feature works efficiently in letting you track your lost device, remove it from Find My iPhone, put it on lost mode, and also play sound on it.

If you are yet to get the most out of this security feature, check out this complete guide on Find My App.

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