Recover a Lost iPhone

Edited by Sean Zylow, Anonymous, Eng

Some people, like me, are a little prone to losing their iOS Device. Yes, I've found it, lying in my friend's bag. How did I find my phone? In this tutorial, I'll explain how to find your device using Find My iPhone on these platforms:

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    On devices using iOS 8 and above.
    Go to the Find My iPhone app.
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    On devices using iOS 7 and below, go to Safari, then log in to iCloud.com and sign in using your Apple ID.
    Go to the virtual Find My iPhone app.
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    From here, choose the device you want to find, using the drop down box at the top.
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    You have to enable GPS in your phone to locate your device on a map.
    Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > On.
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    You can choose to lock your device, allow your contact number to appear on the lost device's screen, or remotely erase your device.
     
    1. If you lock your device, another person who finds it cannot access your phone and your device will be placed in lock mode, until you verify that your device can be unlocked.
    2. If you allow your contact number to appear on your device (make sure to choose an alternative number), the person who finds it can contact you using your device.
    3. If you remotely erase your device, your apps and data will be erased, and your phone will be placed in Activation Lock until you supply it with your Apple ID. To erase your device needs your Apple ID.
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Find your list device using Windows

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    If you are using Windows to find your device, it will be the same method for finding your device with Safari.
    You need a compatible browser to use iCloud.com:
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    • Safari v2.0 and above.
    • Internet Explorer v9 and above.
    • Google Chrome.
    • Firefox.
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    Another thing to note:
    Find My iPhone has to be enabled on your lost device. By default, this option is on. Go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone > On.
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Good luck with finding your lost device!

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