Isn’t it so scary losing your most valued possession – your iPhone? The best and the only way to get your iPhone back is via Apple’s native feature, Find My iPhone. Apple has preinstalled this app into the iPhone thus adding value to this tool. On every iOS device, this app comes pre-installed and can showcase your lost device on a map to help you easily locate it. For this, you’ll need a computer or another iOS device with the Find My iPhone app to install this feature. But unfortunately, these apps will work only when the phone is powered on and has internet.
This app, Find my iPhone, can also locate your iPod, Mac or any other device of Apple. In addition, Apple also employs another type of security, termed as Activation Lock, to avoid your phone from getting stolen. To use this system, you have to enter your Apple ID and password prior to disabling Find My iPhone, wiping your device, or reactivate it.
Steps to Follow
Step 1: Make a call to your mobile. If your phone is lost and in someone else’s hands, then they would probably answer your call if they intend to return the phone.
Step 2: On calling, when you do not hear ring or vibration, don’t immediately think that your phone is far away — chances are the battery could simply be dead.
Step 3: Next step is texting your phone. If you think someone has stolen or possibly found your phone, then shoot a text message to your phone with your contact info and a reward offer if you wish to. You can use free text messages services, like txt2day.com.
Step 4: Notify your service provider. If you do not expect to track it and get back, then call your wireless service provider and inform them about your lost phone. Check if they offer a GPS locating service. In case they do not, ask them to deactivate service to your phone to avoid any possible fraudulent charges.
Step 5: Register your lost phone if you know the IMEI no of your mobile or have noted it down elsewhere. You can register to Immobilize using your IMEI no.
Step 6: You can prepare yourself for the next time you lose your phone. You never know how frequently you can lose your phone. So it is always great to register for a tracking service such as AccuTracking.
Above-mentioned are the steps that you can follow to track down your iPhone once you lose it or can also avoid losing it in the future.