Losing your iPhone can be one of the most depressing things that can happen to anyone. The reason for this is because most people store some of their valuable content on their mobile devices. The other reason as to why you would not want to lose your iPhone is because iPhone costs a lot of money plus you may have saved important documents which you cannot risk losing. Technology has advanced to significantly to a point that tracking an iPhone is not as hard as it used to be a couple of years ago. In case you have lost your iPhone here are some of the things which you need to know.
- Use the Find my iPhone feature
This is an inbuilt feature which comes with your iPhone and it helps you remotely track your iPhone. This built-in the application can help you locate your lost or stolen iPhone to an accuracy of just a few meters. This feature used two things, one the inbuilt GPS locator in your device. Apple has significantly improved the accuracy of the GPS locator that you can find your device proximity to just a few meters. The second thing is internet connection which helps in finding the location of your device. This feature can also allow you to remotely wipe your content.
- Activate the tracking feature
To be able to track your iPhone you must activate this feature on your device. This will allow Apple to collect your information and also be able to track your phone in case you misplace it or lose it. To activate this feature all you have to do is to go to the device setting, log in into your iCloud account and scroll down to where you will find the “Find my iPhone” feature. Once you locate this feature you need to enable it and this will mean that now you can track your phone at any time.
- Play audible sounds
The thing that most people do not know is that when you are tracking your phone you can actually play audible sound. This is possible even if your iPhone is in silent or vibrate mode. This feature is very important because you can actually use it in case you have lost your device while the device is in the house or in your office. Other than play sound you can input a number which you may want to be reached through in case someone has found your iPhone.
- Erase data
The other thing which you need to know about tracking your phone is that you can wipe everything in your phone. This feature is very important once you realize that you will not be able to recover your iPhone. Here the only option which will remain is to wipe all your data to make sure it does not fall into the wrong hand. In most cases, this is usually the last resort. However, wiping all your data does not mean that everything is lost especially if you have backed up your data on iCloud you can then recover them on a new device.