If you’re like most people, and you’ve misplaced your iPhone at one time or another, then you’re familiar with that slight panicky feeling you get trying to remember when you used it last. Well, hopefully, you’ve enabled APPLE’S built in ‘find your iPhone’ feature that makes finding your phone a breeze! It’s as simple as logging into icloud.com with your APPLE ID and password and clicking on the ‘FIND IPHONE’ icon. A map will come up and pinpoint the exact location as well as give you the following choices;
- Play Sound = as long as your iPhone is on it will begin to emit a repeated sound alert until you’ve located it, even if the mute button is on. You will also get an email notifying you that the device has played a sound. I’m always putting my iPhone down somewhere in the house so for me this feature alone has saved me time and time again!
- Lost Mode = this mode will lock your device and display a custom message and turns on tracking so you can see its location, even if location services were originally disabled. Instructions on how to use customize lost mode can be found here.
- Erase iPhone = this feature will erase all of your data remotely if it’s been stolen or lost.
NOTE: You must enable the FIND MY IPHONE feature in your settings in order for any of the above FIND YOUR IPHONE features to work. Detailed instructions can be found here.
Have you ever used the ‘find your IPHONE’ feature? Let us know in the comments below.