If you lose your iOS device and if it falls in some irresponsible hands, it can cause more damage than the price of the same device. The person, if happens to be a thief, can pilfer your personal information that might include your bank details, Gmail ID/password or any crucial matter. Hence, protection is the key. God forbid your iPhone or iPad is stolen, your mind will gripped by all negative thoughts of your device being misused.
In such a situation, if you are not able to find your iPhone or any other iOS device, you can turn on Lost Mode from iCloud. This will lock your iPhone with a passcode, display a custom message on the screen and keep track of your device’s location.
How to Enable Lost Mode on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Go to www.icloud.com.
Step #2. Log in with your Apple Id and Password.Step #3. Now click on Find My iPhone icon from the home page.Step #4. Click on the green dot on the map.Step #5. You can see a message popped up: Your Name's Phone.
Step #9. A message will pop up asking you to confirm that you want to turn on Lost Mode.
Step #10. If you had not set up a passcode to protect your device, you will be asked to set a passcode. Follow the procedure to set up the passcode.
Step #11. After setting up the passcode, you need to enter a phone number on which you can be contacted. This is not compulsory but it is highly recommended to enter your phone number as the person, who has your iPhone now, will contact on this number as the number will be displayed on your Lock screen. Click Next when you are done.Step #12. Finally, you can see a default message, “This iPhone has been lost. Please call me.” You can customize this message if you want. Now click Done in the upper right corner to turn Lost Mode on.