Gone are the days when finding a lost phone was a big challenge. With so much of information, plenty of contacts and photos in your mobile phones, it is necessary to set a tracking system in your mobile devices. It shall help you track your phone handsets easily when it is lost, misplaced or stolen. The remotely tracking system works on iPhone, iPod, iPod provided the device has an internet connection.
Steps to Set up the Find My iPhone Tracking System:
First, you have to turn on Find My iPhone app on your mobile device and for the same, you have to go through the following steps.
- First, you have to launch ‘app settings' on the iPhone or iPad.
- Now, you have to tap on Apple ID option on the top.
- After this, you have to click on iCloud.
- Following this, you have to scroll down and click on ‘Find My iPhone.’
- After this, you have to click on ‘switch' to enable it.
After setting up the tracking system, you should know how to use the tracking system on the internet via iCloud.com site.Follow some easy steps to use the application on your phone.
- First, you have to open the iCloud.com site using a browser on your laptop.
- Now, you have to log in to your iCloud account.
- Following this, you have to click on your Find iPhone that comes in the main menu.
- After this, you have to enter your login credentials, including Apple ID and password.
- Now, you have to click on ‘All devices’ that is at the top of the webpage.
- After this, you have to click on the device name that you wish to find.
- Now, you can zoom in and out to have a clear view of your device using a map. You can also use different modes given in the application to get a proper view of your device. Some of the modes that you can use are detailed below.
Lost mode – When using this option, you have to provide a phone number that will display on your lost phone's display. This number can be used by someone around who come across the lost phone. In addition, a tone will be played to draw the attention of passersby.
Erase – There is a high chance that someone might get access to your private information stored on the mobile phone. If you feel that you cannot retrieve your phone, it is better to erase important data from it. This can be done using the above-said tracking system.
Play sound – In case you have lost your phone in silent or vibrate mode, it is possible to play an audible tone in the phone. This would make it easy to identify your phone by passersby.
How can you Use Find My iPhone on your iPad and iPhone?
Apart from using Find My iPhone for tracking your mobile handset, you can also use it for locating your phone. You can find this app on any iPhone. However, tracking any device that is linked with your iCloud account is not that a difficult task. Follow the steps to locate your device easily.
- First, you have to launch your Find My iPhone application on your iPad or iPhone device.
- Now, you have to log in to your iCloud account using correct credentials.
- After this, you have to tap on your device name from the list that shows up.
- Now, click on ‘action' option, which is at the bottom to check available options. However, here again, you have access to three different modes such as lost mode, play sound and erase and choose the one depending on your needs. This is similar to using the Find My iPhone app using the web.
If you do not have an Apple ID, try to create one. Make sure that you turn on ‘Send Last Location.’ It would help you transmit the last location of your lost device in case it runs out of battery.
How Important is ‘Find My iPhone’ for iPhone Users?
To get incredible benefits of ‘Find My iPhone' app, it is better to activate it on the iPhone handset. Tracking your lost or stolen phone becomes an easy task with this application. Read further to know about its benefits.
- Helps in protecting information
If you have stored vital information on your phone, it is important to protect the same even if it is lost. So, when your phone is stolen or lost, to prevent it from falling in wrong hands, ‘Find My iPhone' will be helpful. Soon after you misplace your phone, you should activate the lost mode. This shall help you wipe out all the important data on your phone. If anyone gets your phone, they cannot track it unless they enter the phone's security code. So, with this feature of the app, you are able to keep your private data intact.
- Guide people to protect it
The ‘Find My iPhone' app helps to find you when the phone is lost. When they come across the lost phone, with the help of the application, they locate the owner of the phone easily. Therefore, by putting on the lost mode on of your phone, it helps to know who is searching for the phone and what to do with the phone. With the help of custom message feature of the phone, you can create a message giving a phone number to contact in case anybody comes across your phone.
Therefore, the app also helps in guiding people in finding the phone by following some easy steps.If you have not used the application before, the above said the information would help you through the easy process of using the application on your device. Moreover, if you make a credit card payment and you have saved card details in your phone, the iPhone features can protect any third party from using your credit card as well. Even if the device is in offline form, the card can be suspended by the right use of the above-said application.
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