How to activate the “Find my iPhone” option?

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Undoubtedly losing the mobile is something that would annoy anyone, but the Apple company has some interesting functions, with which it is possible on many occasions to solve this problem. Today we will talk about the function ' Find my iPhone ', something every Apple company user should know.

How to activate the “Find my iPhone” option?

Without a doubt, losing our mobile phone can be quite stressful, however companies present options with which it is possible provide cost-effective solutions. For this there is the option "Find my iPhone", with which it is possible in many cases to locate your mobile.



First of all, you need to activate the option

  1. The process of activating this very important feature is very simple, you just have to go to the configuration options by clicking on the icon "Rule".
  2. After that you need to search for the Apple ID section, you can find it easily because it should have your name, click that option.
  3. Now go to the “iCloud” section, as you will see, many options related to the iCloud service are shown.
  4. The option that interests you this time is "Find my iPhone", check that this option is activated, if so, you will be able to use it without any inconvenience.

Once activated "Find my iPhone" , you can easily locate your device in case you can't find it. It is an option that you should have enabled before any eventuality that may arise, this way you can locate your lost iPhone very easily.

Use the "Find my iPhone" function

This procedure is done on the Internet, so you need to log in from another device, which we recommend is a computer, but first read this information to prevent thieves from disabling the Find My iPhone application.



Once you are on your computer you can use this interesting function, with which it is possible find the device. If you have lost your mobile, please follow these steps:

  1. The first thing you need to do is go on iCloud official page, which you can access via the following iCloud - Find iPhone link.
  2. Once you have entered the page we have given you earlier, the space will appear on the screen to enter yours “ID Apple”. Provide this information and click the "Next" button and enter your account credentials to log in.
  3. When you are in the iCloud screen, you need to locate the “find my iPhone” option. You will find this tab easily as it is shown with a green icon.
  4. After clicking on this option, the location of the device will be displayed, represented on a map. As you will see, the device will be located via the global geolocation service (GPS)
  5. You can also make your device ring so you can hear it if you lose it at home or in a familiar place.

In addition to the above, we also recommend that you delete folders or files from iCloud and back them up in another way, as the thief may enter this information.


What to do if my device is lost and I can't find it?

In case you have lost your device and cannot find it in any way, there is no choice but to block a stolen iPhone phone via IMEI or use another similar method, as can also be done through the website we have provided above.

By accessing through the previous page (eg iCloud - Find iPhone), you can activate the "Lost mode" enabling this option on the device that will be locked, so that no one can access the content inside it, without a doubt It is something you should do if your mobile is stolen.


As a last resort, you can erase all information on the device. Although this should only be done if you think you'll never get it back. Similarly, you can do it via the previous platform, but remember that this option is irreversible.

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