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Things You Should Do If Your Apple Device Gets Stolen or Lost

iCloud is a way to protect all your data from loss. You can sync your device with an iCloud account. That way, you can save your data to the cloud. It will also allow you to keep updating the files you sync to the cloud server.

Basically, creating an iCloud account has its many benefits. You can also activate the Find My iPhone for your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac. This feature will let you keep track of your phone via the iCloud server. The GPS or the WiFi should be on for this. In the case, it is stolen, both of those might get turned off. In that case, you can still pinpoint the last location your device was at.

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Activate Lost Mode by Using the Find My iPhone app

This app is in your iCloud menu. Make sure you have activated it. You can swipe your information from your device clean remotely. This is to ensure your personal data does not fall in the wrong hands. Go to icloud.com from your web browser. Log into your iCloud account. You can refer to iCloud.com Login article for aid. Then, activate the Lost Mode.

  • Lock your Device with a Passcode

You can also do this remotely from iCloud.com. After you activate Lost Mode, you can set a Passcode. This is the case where you did not have a passcode set before.

  • Display a Message Remotely on Your Device

You can display a message on your device remotely. In that message, you can write how that phone is lost. Then, you can also display your contact information. If your phone is really lost, then the person might return to you using that information.

  • Now Prevent your Phone from Displaying Any New Information

This will prevent your phone from displaying any new notifications. Or new messages, alerts or calls. This will protect your Privacy.

The above steps are what you should immediately do if your device gets stolen or lost. Make sure you sign into your iCloud.com from your PC.

What To Do Next To Locate Your Device?

  1. Launch the New Tab on your web browser.
  2. Go to www.icloud.com.
  3. When you get logged in, click the Find My iPhone icon.
  4. You might be asked to type in your password. Type it in and click the green Sign In button.
  5. Your device’s exact location will be displayed on a map. This is only if your device is online.
  6. Or you can see the last location your phone was at.

This is a great feature if you wish to locate your device. It is also for users who may have misplaced their device. You can misplace your device anyway in the house. You can also make your device ring remotely. This is only if you believe you have misplaced your phone. For new users, you can learn how to set up the Find My iPhone feature.

How To Activate Find My iPhone Feature on Your Device

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  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen.
  2. Then, tap on iCloud to open its Menu.
  3. You will see the Find My iPhone on the bottom.
  4. Tap on the Find My iPhone icon. Toggle to On which is a green colour indication.
  5. Also Toggle the Send Last Location On. This helps if your phone goes offline when it gets stolen.

This feature will work on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This feature also has its own version on Mac. We will show you how to turn on this feature on your Mac in the steps below.

How to Activate Find My Mac on Your Mac Computers

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  1. Open the Apple Menu on your Mac. This Apple Menu is on the top left corner of your screen.
  2. From your Apple Menu, select System Preferences.
  3. When the System Preferences window opens, click the iCloud icon.
  4. It will then open the iCloud menu.
  5. You will see the Find My Mac feature.
  6. Tick the box next to Find My Mac to turn the feature On.

We will warn you that this feature only works when your device is online. So make sure that your device is always charged properly. This will enable you to locate your phone more efficiently especially if it is stolen. You can remotely erase your device if your phone dies or go offline. This is the last measure you should take when you cannot relocate your phone. You can then sync all the data from iCloud.com if you replace your stolen phone with a new one.

iCloud Find – Locate Your Device

Lost your Apple device? No problem. iCloud Find feature lets you track down your lost or misplaced device from anywhere you want. If you have misplaced or lost your device, then first make sure that Find My Phone is set up on the device that you want to locate. Another thing is the iOS device has to be in online, connected to WiFi or awake.

After you make sure that those two things are checked, then you can use iCloud find feature. If you have iCloud Family Sharing setup, then you can even locate a family member’s device. So how to use iCloud find feature from your desktop, laptop or Mac?

  1. From your web browser, go to the web address icloud.com.
  2. Now log in to your iCloud account.
  3. Click on Find iPhone icon.
  4. Click All Devices from the top of the page. The green dot on the side means the device’s online. You can see the latest time it was located, if you can locate the device. If more than one device is connected with the same iCloud account, then you can see the list of devices in the drop-down menu.
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  5. A grey dot means it’s offline. However if it was recently online, you can see the last online time. If it has been 24 hours offline, you see “Offline”.
  6. Choose the device that you want to locate. If the device is online, you can see the exact location on the map. If iCloud Find can’t track your device, select “Notify me when found” to get an email when it appears online.
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  7. You can see the battery status of your online phone. You can even play sound even if it’s on silent if your phone is nearby. You can zoom in, zoom out, drag the map and update the map by clicking on refresh icon. Change the map view from satellite, standard and hybrid from the rightmost bottom of the map.
  8. Lost Mode will help you enter an optional number. This number will be shown to your lost iPhone so that if anyone finds your phone, then you can call you can give your phone back if they are HONEST.
  9. Erase iPhone is important if your iPhone is lost and you have important data on your iPhone. All your content and settings will be deleted.