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How to Set Up and Use Find My iPhone

There is the function on your iPhone named Find my iPhone, which could help you remotely track your lost or stolen iOS device. Besides, it could also help you protect your privacy when your iPhone was stolen because it could remotely wipe your private information to avoid your device data falling into the wrong hands. If you want to turn on the function but not sure where to start, follow us and we will teach you how to set up find my iPhone and walk you through the steps to use it.

How to turn on Find My iPhone for iPhone


1.Go to Settings on your iPhone;

2.Scroll down and tap on iCloud;



3.Scroll to the bottom and tap Find My iPhone;



4.Turn on the option for Find My iPhone.



Once your iPhone lost or stolen, you could use Find My iPhone to help you locate your missing device. There are two different ways for you to use Find My iPhone.

How to Use Find My iPhone on the Web


If there is a computer on your hand, you can use Find My iPhone on the web via iCloud.com. Below we will show you how to use Find My iPhone on the web.

1.Go to iCloud.com and log into your iCloud account;



2.Click the icon of Find My iPhone in the main menu;



3.Click on All Device at the top and choose the name of the device you lost or stolen.



Then you could choose the option that you want to do on your device as you like.

How to Use Find My iPhone on iPhone


If you have the extra iPhone or iPad, you could download the free Find My iPhone app from App Store and use find my iPhone.

1.Launch Find My iPhone app and log in your iCloud ID;

2.Tap on the name you want to track

3.You could tap on Action at the bottom to see the options.

Tips:

Here are the explain meaning of the 3 options either on the iCloud.com or app of Find My iPhone.

Play sound Play an audible tome, even if your device is on vibrate or silent. This option could help you find your iPhone easily if it is near to you.

Lost Mode If you use this option, you'll be asked to enter a phone number that will display on the screen of your lost device. Someone can then use this number to call if they find the device. An audible tone will also be played to draw attention to the device.

Erase If you think it is hardly to find back your iPhone and worry about some accessing the private data on your device, you could remotely delete everything.

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