“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!
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.
Note: On iOS 10.2 or earlier, launch Settings → iCloud.
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.
How to Track and Use Find My iPhone
Step #1. Go to iCloud.com and login to your Apple account.
Step #2. Now, click on Find iPhone.
Step #3. Click on All Devices at the top center.
Step #4. Your iPhone should now be listed here. Click on it, and you see the tracking going on the map.
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 iCloud.com → 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.
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.
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.
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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