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               How to use “Find My iPhone” to locate a Lost or Stolen Phone

 Lost your iPhone and don’t really know what to do? This is certainly a setback, but it will be not if you do make it a point to take appropriate measures. Apple does offer you ample assistance, which might help you get your phone back. In a worse case scenario, you are not likely to get your phone back. Even then, you can make sure all the personal data stored on the phone is erased and are not accessible to any stranger.

Any iPhone that is stolen or lost can be tracked. To do so, all you will need is Find My iPhone, a free service that is a part of Apple’s iCloud and uses the phone’s GPS coordinates and network to track it. Once your phone is located, you can certain counter- measures to prevent any sort of data theft.

What you need to locate a lost or stolen phone?

  • An iCloud account to, start with
  • Must have to Find My iPhone set up before the phone was lost or stolen
  • Any computer device that is connected to the net

Using Find My iPhone to locate a lost or stolen phone- The Basic Steps

It is necessary that your device must have the Find My iPhone set up before the device was lost or stolen. In addition to this, there is also a Find My iPhone App, which you can install in your other IOS device to track the lost/stolen phone. Follow these simple and effective to keep a track of the stolen device.

  1. Log in to your iCloud account that you used, while setting up the Find My iPhone in your lost device
  2. Look for Find My iPhone in the web based tools. Once it is done, Find My iPhone will start to track your lost device. As the track is in progress, you will also get on- screen messages, which to an extent keeps you in the loop.
  3. If there is more than one device set up for Find My iPhone, make sure to click on all the devices that appear on top of the screen.
  4. If Find My iPhone is able to track your device, a green dot will appear on the screen, which to an extent gives you a fair idea of where the phone is at the moment.
  5. By clicking on the Lost Mode, it will help you to remotely lock the screen by setting up a new password. This way, you can stop any stranger from retrieving your personal data.
  6. In case, you are not in a position to get the phone back, you can delete all the data from the device. Before clicking the Erase button, you are ensuring that any personal data stored on the device will be erased completely

With your iPhone lost or stolen, the Find My iPhone feature does assist you to keep a track of the device. But still, it can be a complicated procedure. If you don’t really know how to go about it, you can ask for the assistance of the experts by using the iCloud Phone Number, which is available round the clock.

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