Apple’s Find My iPhone function can identify and monitor the user’s location, as many Apple users are aware. As a result, you may go into the iCloud account to see the missing iPhone position on a map. However, you must have activated ‘Find My iPhone‘ before the iPhone was reported stolen or lost. Otherwise, you will be unable to find your iPhone using iCloud.
When you enable iCloud Drive on the iPhone, you will be able to acquire all of the iCloud documents and files from your MacBook as well as other devices. The Find My app (also known as Find My iPhone) is a web app and program for both iDevices and Macs that allows you to locate and secure any Apple device in the instance it is misplaced or stolen.
How to locate your iDevice using the iCloud Find My iPhone feature?
If the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch is connected to the internet, you may use iCloud’s Find iPhone feature to find it. Offline tracking services are not supported by Find My iPhone on iCloud.com.
You can also find it if the air pods or air pods pro have been removed from their case and are near one of your devices. To locate your iPhone, follow the steps below-
- Select All Devices under Find My iPhone on the site iCloud.com. Choose the device you wish to track down. The device’s identity will be displayed in the toolbar’s center.
- If the device is found, it will show up on a map and then you will see where it really is.
- When the gadget cannot be traced, you will see Offline next to its name. For up to 24 hours, the latest known location is presented. If you choose “Notify me when discovered,” you will get an email when it is discovered again.
To locate your family members or friend’s iPhone, follow the steps below-
- You might use Find My iPhone to locate anyone’s iPhone if you are a part of a Family Sharing group. In the devices list, their devices will appear underneath your device.
- Each member of the family must configure their devices so that they may share their whereabouts with other members of the family. You can find their devices once they have enabled the location sharing option.
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Ways to set up Find My iPhone or Find my iPad on iCloud
For iPad and iOS 13+
- Make sure you have enabled location services. To access Location Services, go to Settings, then click on privacy and then on-location services.
- Select Settings and click on Apple ID Profile from the menu. In iPhone, iPad, or iPod, look for My Find My App under Apple ID.
- Click on Find My iPhone or any other device.
- Click on the settings, look for my iPhone choices.
- Activate Offline Mode once the gadget is turned off, you will need to figure out how to view it.
- Switch on Send Last Location to receive the device’s location even when the battery is low.
- Go over to Settings, then click on Apple ID, now click on Find My,
- Next, tap Share My Location to inform people about your whereabouts.
For iOS 12 and below series
- Check to see if your location services are turned on. For iOS 12 through iOS 10.3, go to Settings, now, head to Privacy, click on Location Services, then Settings, tap Apple ID Profile and finally click iCloud.
- Go to Settings and click on iCloud if you are on iOS 10.2 or below.
- Next, go to the bottom of the page and choose the Find My iPhone button.
- The ‘Find My iPhone’ and ‘Send the Last Location’ options must be activated.
- Set up and utilize a camera to watch friends and family members. To post your location on any other device, go to Find My Friends.
- Next, you need to click on Apple ID in the settings.
- Click Share My Location on iOS 12 to share the location.
- Select iCloud > Share My Location on iOS 11 and before series.
- Activate the Share My Location option.
How can you set up Find my iPhone for MacBook?
- Select Apple Menu, next go to System Preferences, click Security & Privacy and then Privacy from the menu.
- Select the lock symbol and input the system administrator’s name and password if the activate Location Services is mute under Security & Privacy settings.
- Activate Location Services by selecting Location Services and selecting the option.
- Now tick the box next to Find My Next in the programmed list, then navigate to System Preferences > Apple ID > iCloud (or go to System Preferences > iCloud for earlier macOS).
- Switch on Find My Mac by checking the box.
- Select Details, then open Security & Privacy and click on Find My Mac whenever you see a Details button beside it, thus the Location Services will be activated.