How to Use “Find My iPhone” To Protect Your Apple Devices (When it’s Lost/Misplaced)

Find my iPhone is a brilliant feature for iPhone/iPad users to protect and recover lost/misplaced iPhones and iPads. You can setup Find my iPhone for all your iDevices and control them from one place. Here's how.

“Find My iPhone” is a major security feature designed to safeguard your device. It lets you locate and protect your Apple devices in case they are lost or stolen. Considering the huge significance, you must set up Find My iPhone to protect your iOS device.

Often misplace your device? You can play sound remotely on your device to quickly find it. With the help of “Lost Mode,” you will be able to lock your iOS device from anywhere and even keep track of it. So, ready to get started with this security feature? Here you go!

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How to Enable Find My iPhone on iOS Device

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on Apple ID banner → tap on iCloud.

Tap on Apple ID Banner then Tap on iCloud on iPhone X

Note: On iOS 10.2 or earlier, launch SettingsiCloud.

Step #2. Select Find My iPhone. Then, turn on the switch. Make sure to turn on the switch next to Send Last Location as well. It will automatically send the location of this iPhone to Apple when there is a low battery.

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Enable Find My iPhone

How to Track and Use Find My iPhone

Step #1. Go to and login to your Apple account.

Step #2. Now, click on Find iPhone.

Click on Find iPhone in iCloud

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Step #3. Click on All Devices at the top center.

Click on All Devices in iCloud

Step #4. Your iPhone should now be listed here. Click on it, and you see the tracking going on the map.

Track Lost iPhone using iCloudLocate Lost iPhone using iCloud

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Suppose there’s a long-gone iPhone or iDevice that’s still on the list, you might want to remove it. Read on…

How to Remove an iPhone from Find My iPhone

Step #1. Head over to → sign in to your account → Find iPhone → All Devices.

Step #2. Now, select the device you want to remove from your account. Then, click on Remove From Account.

Click on Remove from Account in iCloud

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You will get a message that removing this device will allow it to be activated and used by another person. Click on Remove to confirm.

Remove iPhone from iCloud

Note: You can also play a sound, lock, track and even remove your device right from Find iPhone app for iOS. To do so, open the app on your iOS device → sign into your account → select your device.

That’s done!

Over to you

Introduced in 2011, Find My iPhone has played a decisive role in preventing the theft of the iOS device. What’s your take on this highly popular security feature? It would be nice to hear from you.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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