To use the online "Find My iPhone" feature, make sure the feature is installed and activated on the phone and connect to iCloud on a computer. Through iCloud, view the phone on a map, play a loud sound to locate the phone in the room or erase a stolen phone remotely.
"Find My iPhone" is an Apple application that allows users to locate lost or stolen phones. Run through the following steps to use the online feature to locate a phone.
- Install the "Find My iPhone" application
- Activate the application
- Sign into iCloud
- Find the device on the map
- Play a sound (optional)
- Lock or erase the phone (optional)
Download the "Find My iPhone" application on the iPhone.
Activate "Find My iPhone" in the iCloud section of Settings. To activate the application, sign into iCloud with a valid Apple ID and password and switch on the feature.
To use the feature on a computer, sign into the iCloud website and go to the Find page.
Look at the map to find the iPhone's location.
If the device is located somewhere in the home, choose the option to play a sound to help retrieve it.
If the phone is located somewhere else, lock it with Lost Mode. Lost Mode also adds a contact number and a message to the start screen so that finders can call to report the phone as lost. Erase the phone remotely to remove all personal data from the device.