Where's my iPhone? You've probably asked yourself that question plenty of times when you haven't found it in your pocket or in its usual place. You might have lost it at home, which isn't a real problem, but you could have lost it around town or had it stolen, and that's much more severe.
How to find an iPhone or any other iOS device?
Find My iPhone is an app that will help you to locate your Apple smartphone, iPad, iPod touch or even a Mac. To make it work, you've only got to install the app on another device and connect to it using the ID you use to access iCloud. That's when you can remotely locate the lost device on a geolocation map, as well as other functions aimed at the recovery or privacy of your data.
The lost mode offers you the possibility to lock the device by means of a code showing a customized message on the lock screen and a contact number. That means that you can write a message to be read by the person who finds it to be able to recover the device. This mode also offers us information about the locations of where the phone has been.
If you think that your iPhone or iPad may have been stolen and you don't think you'll ever get it back, you can delete all your data remotely. Therefore, you can prevent the thief from accessing your photos, bank info, emails, WhatsApp message or whatever other personal details that may have been stored on your phone.
This app to locate lost or stolen devices made by Apple comes along with the following list of interesting functions and features:
- Locate Apple devices on a map.
- Play sounds for two minutes at full volume even if the device is muted.
- Lock your device remotely with a code.
- Show customized messages of the lock screen.
- Check the history of recent locations of the device in the lost mode (only for iOS).
- Receive indications about how to get to your device.
- Delete remotely any contents or device settings.
- Battery level indicator.
Bear in mind that to be able to use this app, it's important that you enable this function in the iCloud settings of the device to be located. This option is also useful to search for an iPhone from your PC. What happens if somebody has turned it off? You can still locate your device because it's capable of sending its location before shutting down the system.