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How to Locate your iPhone?

The mere thought of losing the phone can give a mini heart attack to some people. If you are forgetful and often misplace your phone, then you should use the Find My iPhone service and Find My Friends app. In this article, we will explore the process of locating your iPhone using the Find My iPhone service. Let’s get started.

Through Find My iPhone

Here are the steps to find your lost or misplaced iPhone using Find My iPhone.

•    Firstly you have to go to your iPhone’s Settings.

•    After that, click on your Apple ID section.

•    Then log in to your Apple account, input your Apple ID and password.

•    Thereafter you can click on iCloud.

•    Now, you can move down and click on Find My iPhone. It is close to the “Apps Using iCloud” menu.

•    After that, swipe the toggle of “Find My iPhone” to the “On” position.

•    Thereafter swipe the toggle of ” Send Last Location” to the “On” position.

•    Now, when your iPhone is switched off, then it will send the location to Apple.

•    Then launch Find My iPhone in another iPhone.

•    You can log in to your Apple account with the same Apple ID and password.

•    After that, you can see the iPhone comes in the device’s list and beneath the map.

•    If your iPhone is off, then you will see only the last location of the device.

•    Click on Actions.

•    If you are close to your iPhone, then click on Play Sound and your phone will ring.

•    If you think your device is lost and found by another person or maybe it is stolen, that you should click on “Lost Mode.”

•    Input the unlock code for the device, put a random number which is not linked to you like-: no SSN, no date of birth, driver’s license number, or any personal details.

•    If the device is online, it will instantly lock and can’t be reset without your lock code.

•    Now, you can allow viewing of your device location, and if your device is offline, then it will lock instantly.

•    After that, click on Erase iPhone, this process will delete all your data on your device.

Through the Find My Friends Application

Here is how to use Find My Friends app.

•    Firstly, you have to go to your iPhone’s Settings.

•    After that, click on the Apple ID and log in to your account.

•    Input the Apple ID and password, then click on log in.

•    Then you can click on iCloud.

•    Thereafter you can move on and click “Share My Location.”

•    Then click on “From.”

•    Click on the iPhone. It will allow you to share the location through Find My Friends application.

•    Now, you can launch the Find My Friends application on the device.

•    After that, click on Add.

•    Then type your friend’s Apple ID.

•    Click on Send option.

•    Thereafter choose a duration of sharing the device’s location like Share for One hour, until end of day and Indefinitely.

•    Click on Accept to share their device’s location with you.

•    If your iPhone is switched on and online, you can locate your device with the help of your friend’s iPhone.

Emily Williams is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.

Source: http://macfee-activate.com/how-to-locate-your-iphone/

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