How to Track a Lost or Stolen iPhone or iPad

Find my iPhone, a great ally to find our lost device

Tracking an iOS device with Find My iPhone requires that we either use the “Find My iPhone” app installed on another device (which could be your iPad or some other iPhone) or use the app directly from iCloud.com . Both methods work equally well, and the steps for tracking a device are virtually identical, regardless of which option you choose.

In this post, we will use the app on an iPhone or iPad to track a lost or stolen device. Would you like to know how you can track a device you have lost or learn it “just in case”? Then you’re in the right place, because we’re going to show you how to do it.

How to track an iPhone or iPad with Find My iPhone

How to Track a Lost or Stolen iPhone or iPad
How to Track a Lost or Stolen iPhone or iPad

1. The first step is to contact any iOS device and install the Find My iPhone application . You can use the application from any iPhone, iPad or iPod. The application does not have to be installed on your own device . For example, you could use a friend’s iPhone to keep track of your lost one. As we’ve said before, you can also access iCloud.com from any computer and use the service from there.

2. On an iPhone or iPad, open the application and log in with your Apple ID and password . Once logged in, the app will display a split screen with a map at the top, and a list of devices that are linked to your Apple ID at the bottom. Click on the lost or stolen device to locate it.

3. How to play a sound on a lost device? Once located, tap on the ” Actions” button at the bottom of the screen. Three options are then available. One option is “Play sound.” This is perfect if you have lost your phone inside the house and it is silent, for example. Even if the device is silent, a sound will be played so you can locate it if it is nearby. The device that is playing the sound will also display a “Find my iPhone” alert on its lock screen , as you can see below.

4. How to get directions to a lost device? If the device is not nearby, you can get directions to its location . Click on the “actions” button and in the top right corner of the screen, click on the car icon . This will launch the Maps application and give you directions to your device.

As you can see it is not difficult to use this application and it can save us from a big catastrophe by helping us to recover our lost or stolen device. It should be clarified that to make use of this feature you need to have activated the function “Find my iPhone” on your device, something you can do very easily following this tutorial.

Have you used this application before? If you have any questions, please ask us and we will be happy to help you.

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