If you recently lost your iPhone or iPad, there are possible ways to track and find the lost iPhone or iPad so you don’t have to panic.
Try to remember the built-in Find My iPhone app that serves as a very useful feature when the problem is related to tracking a lost iPhone or iPad.
With the Find My iPhone feature, you’ll be able to locate where your device is on the map and you can also take remote actions if you want.
In this article, you will learn how to track and find a lost iPhone or iPad device using the Find My iPhone app or simply log into iCloud.com/find via your browser.
To Track And Find Lost iPhone or iPad Device
To effectively start to track and find your lost iPhone or iPad devices, there are a few things that should be in place.
Firstly, the lost iPhone or iPad should have the Find My iPhone feature enabled on it alongside Location Services enabled and it should have an active internet connection for precise location tracking.
Secondly, you’ll need to use another device’s Find My feature to track the lost iPhone or iPad.
When using a web browser or the Find My app, the steps is probably the same, and most of the feature in the Find My app is the same for Android on Find My Device, in case your Android device is missing.
How To Track And Find Lost iPhone or iPad Device Using Find My iPhone
All thanks to Apple for the Find My iPhone feature that can accurately find a lost iPhone or iPad device.
When you want to track a lost iPhone or iPad device using Find My iPhone, you’ll need to get another device that runs on the latest version of iOS, macOS, or iPadOS. Follow the steps below to track and find a lost iPhone or iPad.
Step 1: Get Another Device
The first step is to get another device or borrow another iOS device that has the Find My iPhone app installed and then connect the device to working Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Step 2: Launch the Find My app
On the borrowed iOS device menu, launch the Find My iPhone app.
Step 3: Sign in with your Apple ID
Now, sign out the Apple ID on the borrowed device and then sign in to your Apple ID that is active on your lost iPhone or iPad.
Step 4: Choose the missing iPhone or iPad
You’ll see all the devices linked to your Apple ID beneath the map, simply tap on your lost iPhone to see its location.
But if your lost device doesn’t appear, there is a possibility that the Find My iPhone feature is not enabled on the lost device.
Step 5: Take Any Action (Play Sound or Lock Mode)
When you’ve seen the location of your lost device, the next thing is to take action by either activating the Lock Mode to quickly lock the device with a passcode remotely if the device is in a distant location, or tap the Play Sound option if the device is nearby.
How To Track And Find Lost iPhone or iPad Device Using Apple Watch
Using your Apple Watch to find your lost iPhone or iPad device is one of the quickest ways and the easiest to do as long as the watch is linked to the lost device.
Follow the steps to find your lost iPhone or iPad.
Step 1: Turn on Apple Watch
Swiftly turn On the Apple Watch to start the process.
Step 2: Navigate to Control Menu
To open the Apple Watch Control menu, swipe upwards on your watch display.
Step 3: Tap The iPhone Icon
On the control menu, tap on the iPhone icon, and your lost iPhone will make an alert sound that can help you discover its location.
Step 4: Carry On With Pinging
You can carry on with the pinging until you find your iPhone or iPad where it is.
How To Track And Find Lost iPhone or iPad Device Using iCloud
If you’re using a friend or family iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, or Windows device to find your iPhone, you’ll have to use iCloud.com.
This way, it will be easy for you to locate the iPhone from any device. You just need a web browser to find your iPhone, sign in with your Apple ID and password to get started. Use the steps to track and find your lost iPhone or iPad.
Step 1: Get another device
You’ll have to get another device connected to an active network (Wi-Fi or Cellular).
Step 2: Open Browser
On the iOS device, navigate around and open the browser installed on the device.
Step 3: Go To iCloud.com
Simply visit iCloud.com and sign in to your Apple ID account; this should be the same account that you’re logged into on your lost iPhone. Then click on the Find My icon on the display.
Step 4: Click All Devices
Click on the All Devices option located at the top of your screen to disclose all your devices linked to the Apple ID.
Step 5: Select your lost iPhone or iPad
Select your lost iPhone or iPad from the list of available devices to see its location after the scanning process is completed.
Use the map controls to pan around and zoom in on the phone’s location, just as you would in any mapping application.
Step 6: Choose an Action
You’ll be provided with options to choose an action from. You can Play Sound, Enable Lost Mode, and Erase the Phone.
If your lost device isn’t far, you can click the Play Sound option to locate it. But if your map shows that the lost device is distant, you can click the Lost Mode option and set a passcode.
As an Apple iPhone or iPad user, it is now much easier to track and find your lost iPhone or iPad device with the help of the Find My app.
As long as you’ve set up the app on your device initially, you can sign in to iCloud.com/find to track your iPhone or use the the Find My app on another iOS device.
On the other hand, you should start sharing location to your other Apple devices, or with friends and family to be able to easily locate them.
FAQs on How To Track And Find Lost iPhone With Find My App
It is possible that you can't locate your lost iPhone because you didn't enable the Find My iPhone feature on the device before it went missing or the device battery is dead.
If you want to enable Location Services, go to your iPhone Settings > Tap on Privacy & Services > Select Location Services > Toggle it On.