Update:26th June 2017 If you have lost your iPhone and you have no idea whether it’s at home or office then you can locate your iPhone online immediately. In another case, if you want to find the location of your stolen iPhone then also you can use this online method to track your iPhone’s exact location. You will also get turn by turn directions to reach up to your mobile. You can find your mobile online by two ways which is completely free and you can track all devices such as iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 6 including other iOS devices.
Find My iPhone is an inbuilt facility provided by Apple in all of it’s devices such as iPhone, iPad and Mac. You can track all of your Apple devices online at once and can know the location of your devices. Find my iPhone can be used using find my iPhone app which can be downloaded from app store and through iCloud.
Here are 3 ways through which you can find your iPhone’s location :
1. Using PC or Laptop
2. Using Find My iPhone App
3. Using 3rd Party Apps
Using PC or Laptop
You must be having your Apple ID and password. Go to http://www.icloud.com and login with your Apple credentials. iCloud has many apps that you can see once you log in. Out of all the apps, click on Find My iPhone. As soon as you click on the app, a map loads showing all your apple devices as dots in the map. To get TURN BY TURN Directions to get your iPhone you need to click on Green dot when you see your device on the map. Many other options will appear if you click device options at the top and select lost/stolen iPhone.
However if your iPhone has no signal or is switched off ( in case of stolen iPhone’s ) then the map shows the last known location of the mobile and not the current location. For GPS to work, mobile always needs a signal. Normally people who steal mobile switch it off immediately and in such cases it’s very hard to recover your mobile phone.
FIND MY iPHONE APP
You can also use Find my iPhone app which you can download from iTunes. It’s completely free and installs in seconds. Suppose you lost your iPhone and you have no PC or laptop nearby then what will you do? To solve this thing, FIND MY iPHONE serves the purpose.
Simply take your friends iPhone and install FIND MY iPHONE app immediately in case he didn’t have it. Once it installs then Log in inside the app using your Apple ID credentials. Once you login it behaves just like PC showing your iPhone’s and other iOS devices current location and you can perform all the same things that you can do with the PC.
In fact the second methods it the fastest one however remember to log out once your locate your iPhone’s position.
There are few more things which are to be taken into consideration. For more information on how to locate you iPhone : Click Here
3rd Party Apps
There are number of 3rd Party Apps which you can install on your iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device to track its location in the future. These 3rd party apps offers number of features which you won’t find in Find My iPhone app offered by Apple. The free version of these apps offer few features and paid version will let you access all the features.
Here is the list of some 3rd party apps which you can install on your newly purchased device:
These apps offer features like Geofencing, Panic button, push message, Use of front and rear camera etc. Install the free version of the app. Try it for few days. If you like it then go for paid version. Paid version isn’t too costly. It will help you protect your iPhone from getting lost permanently.
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