Technological provisions have made it easier to locate missing phones through smart means without raising undue alarms and panicking.
If your iPhone has been stolen or lost, Apple offers a free tool to help you get it back. And, even if you can’t get it back, you can prevent a thief from getting at your personal data, lifewire says.
To do this, you need ‘Find My iPhone’, a free service that is part of iCloud, that uses your phone’s GPS and Internet connection to help you locate it on a map and take certain actions.
What you will need:
An iCloud account
Find My iPhone set up on your phone before it was stolen or lost. This is super crucial. There’s no way to turn on Find My iPhone once the phone is gone.
A web-connected computer or device
How to use Find My iPhone to find or erase your phone
As already mentioned, you must have the Find My iPhone service set up on your device before it was stolen. If you did, go to https://www.icloud.com/ in a web browser.