Locate Your iPhone 5 (When Misplaced or Missing)
Edited by Charmed, Sadelape, Eng, Christine dela Cruz and 3 others
Mobile phone is very important and an expensive device especially if your phone is an Apple iPhone 5. Sometimes even if our device is very expensive there is still a tendency that we misplaced it and or forgot where you left it. Sometimes someone just simply stole your mobile.
Usually when your phone is misplaced, we tend to use another mobile or phone or even borrow from someone to call your number and follow the tone / sound of your mobile to find where it is. But what are you going to do if your mobile was left somewhere else or was taken by someone? iPhone 5 has a feature that can make you locate your mobile this is the GPS.
First, what you need to do when you purchase your iPhone is turn on or enable your GPS so in the event that becomes misplaced or stolen you can just use your locator to find your iPhone.
Steps to locate your iPhone5
- 1Make sure you enable your GPS (You'll never know when things can happen)
- 2In your computer and or in any other device, open a browser.
- 4You will then see an iCloud box where you can sign in.
- 7Then wait while your iPhone is being located.
- 8Then once located, a map with the exact location will show where your iPhone is.
Tips Tricks & Warnings
How to Keep Your iPhone Secure Even When You Misplace It
- 1If you do not have this, when you lose your phone, it will be very easy for other people to be able to see the contents of your phone, including pictures, emails, messages, notes, and the like. In addition to setting a pass-code lock, make sure that your pass-code lock is also strong enough. It will be best as well if you would be changing it from time to time, let's say every 3 months, so that in case someone else found it, they will still not be able to access your phone later on.Always make sure your phone's pass-code lock is activated.
Questions and Answers
Is it possible to locate my iPhone even if I don't have the app Find my iPhone?
I lost my iPhone and I don't have find my iPhone app installed on it. Is there other way I can locate it?
Fortunately, there is another way you can track your device. You don't need to install Find my iPhone to use your iCloud account's Find my iPhone feature to find your device. Follow the steps below to find your iPhone:
- Go to iCloud.com.
- Click Find my iPhone.
- Choose your iPhone to locate it.
You'll be able to find your iPhone now, provided that it hasn't lost battery or been turned off by someone who found it. If you can locate it, you can also lock it down and provide a message so somebody can return your phone to you.
I misplaced my iPhone and now its turned off, what's next?
How can I track if my iPhone is turned off
VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.