This amazing app is launched by Apple to track all the iGadgets including iPhone, iMac, iPad and even Air Pods. Apple laid emphasis on “find my iPhone” after various incidents of accessing user’s data by hackers happened in the recent past. Anyone can misuse your personal stuff. So, it is important that you should have something that can track your iPhone if it is lost. This application is not in-built but it is available to download for free on the Apple store.
If your family sharing option is in “on condition”, you can track any of the devices through one application. This feature is useful when you have lost your iPhone, iMac or even Air Pods or are just curious about the location of your family members.
How to Launch “Find my iPhone”?
Step 1: Open settings from any of your iOS devices.
Step 2: Select the Apple ID (Your Name).
Step 3: Tap on iCloud from the options and scroll down to navigate “Find my iPhone“.
Step 4: Then, tap it to the right side next to it to enable the feature.
How to Enable “Find my Mac”?
On your iMac, the feature will be shown as “Find my Mac“. You will find it in “system preferences” by tapping on the “Apple logo” on the top left of your computer screen.
Step 1: In system preferences, tap “security and privacy“.
Step 2: Select the lock icon at the bottom and enter the admin password.
Step 3: Before you go forward, just check that location services are turned on. If it is not, then turn it on because to find any of the devices, its location needs to be on.
Step 4: Now, go to system preferences again, and then tap iCloud.
Step 5: Tap on the check mark which is located next to “Find my Mac” and tap “confirm” in the box next to it.
“Find my Mac” is now enabled and you will now be able to see the location of any of the devices in your home.
How to Find iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Air Pods from the Web.
You need to sign in to iCloud with the Apple ID you used to sign in to other devices. Just make sure that only one Apple ID should be used for each and every device.
Step 1: Open www.icloud.com.
Step 2: Once you are logged in, click on the Find iPhone button.
Step 3: You will see a map where all your devices are marked which belongs to your family.
Step 4: Click on “all devices” at the top and select the device you want to see the location of. You will find all the devices in the list. For Air Pods, you can see when the last time when Air Pods were connected to a device was.
Step 5: You will see various options in front of you which includes “play sound”, “erase it“, or the last option is to put the iPhone in the rest mode. You can choose one of these options.
How to Use “Find my iPhone” App
Step 1: You will be able to see the location of each and every device on your iPhone.
Step 2: To see the precise location of any device, just tap the device on the map and you will be able to see its exact location from where you are able to find out where is that device at that particular point of time.
Step 3: From there, you can select the “actions” button where you will see a list of options which are mentioned above from which you can choose one if you like.
Step 4: If you have lost your iPhone and it is sending you the location, select the little car icon. It will open up the location in the Apple maps from where you can follow the location and find your iPhone.
Find Your Lost iPhone Now
Find my iPhone application is a boon to every parent who has a forgetful teenager because with family sharing, you can track each and every device present in your house. It also helps to protect your stolen data when your phone is missing. I personally recommend that if you are using an iPhone, install the app from App store and turn it on. If Apple has given you this brilliant feature, why not use it. Even if you are unable to track the device, your data can be protected by this app as you can delete it by accessing find my iPhone from other device.