- Locate your iDevices on map using app or web
Play a sound on your lost/stolen iDevices to find it
It happens with most of us that we eventually lost track of our iPhone at home, in car or at office. Find My iPhone is a really handy tool to find iPhone by playing a sound on your device and great part is, it will work even if your device is in silent mode and help you find it location. For example, if your iPhone is deep down in your bag and you don’t find it anywhere, just find another iPhone or PC or Mac to play a sound and you’ll hear your iPhone ringing in your bag. This is similar step to find iPhone by dialling on that number but it will work even iPhone is switched to silent mode. Though, It requires internet connectivity to perform all those steps.
Lost Mode to lock down as well to track device and inform person who find your iPhone to contact you
Lost iPhone in a train or bus? It’s not possible to play sound and find iPhone the way mentioned above. In such scenario, Apple have introduced Lost Mode feature which helps you lock down with custom password, so even if someone from your acquaintance who know your device password will not be able to log in to your device and check personal information. Just like setting up a new password online that will require to enter on iPhone in order to get access to personal details since you can insert unique pass, it’s not a chance to leak any private information. Not just that, You can also put a short note and contact number to inform person to return your device.
Also, Upon putting Lost Mode on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, your iPhone will automatically try to wipe out your information of Debit Card, Credit Card in Passbook for Apple Pay even if your iPhone is not connected to internet to protect your from fraudulent transaction or financial crime.
Remotely erase / Wipe all personal information from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac
In a few case it is not possible to recover your product while you are on travel or your iPhone is not found due to no internet for long time or it is placed in distant place or country where there’s no hope to receive it back, you probably want to wipe out all present information on device as soon as possible and Apple made it possible with their Remote Wipe Feature to completely erase all data on device as well mark it as lost/stolen to prevent from further usage.
When you activate iCloud features on iPhone, Activation lock also known as iCloud lock will be turned on automatically. Activation locked device / iCloud Locked devices makes it harder and next to impossible to use or sell your stolen property.For more information, see the Apple Support article Find My iPhone Activation Lock.
If you’re a user of group, you can also use Find My iPhone to help find and protect your family members’ iOS 8 and later devices and Mac computers with OS X Yosemite. Family devices and computers must be set up to share their locations with other family members. For more information, see Set up Find My iPhone.
Access Find My iPhone
Access Find My iPhone from any computer at or download and use the When accessing Find My iPhone from a computer, make sure you use a browser recommended in the Apple Support article