There are several methods of tracking down a lost iPhone. The best and most secure way is to track an iPhone with a computer. You can also track your iPhone via the Find My iPhone or Find My Friends features, if they are activated on your device. This article will detail how to track an iPhone.
How to Track an iPhone on Your Computer
The next 5 steps will detail how easy it is to find your iPhone should you ever misplace or lose it! These steps work if your iPhone is turned on.
Step 1: Get to a computer and log in to iCloud.com.
Step 2: Click ‘All Devices’.
Step 3: Select the iPhone you want to find.
Step 4: Find its approximate location on the map.
How to Track an iPhone using the Find My iPhone
If you have the Find My iPhone feature activated, you can track your iPhone using another device. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Launch the Find My iPhone app on another device, or go to iCloud.com.
Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID and password. You will need to sing out if the device belongs to another person.
Step 3: Tap your iPhone on the list of devices. If your iPhone has been turned off or ran out of battery, the last known location of your iPhone will be displayed.
Step 4: Tap the Actions button at the center of the page.
Step 5: Tap Play Sound. If your iPhone is nearby, it will play a sound to make it easier to locate it.
Step 6: If you think your iPhone has been stolen, tap Lost Mode. Your iPhone will be immediately locked, and you will need the lock code to reset it.
Step 7: Tap Erase iPhone to delete all the data in your iPhone, if you are concerned about your personal data being accessed by other persons.
How to Track an iPhone using the Find My Friends app
If you have the Find My Friends app installed on your device with the Share My Location feature activated, you can use your friend’s phone to find the location of your iPhone. The location of your iPhone will be displayed on your friend’s phone only if your iPhone is powered and online.
How to Track an iPhone without Find My Friends or Find My iPhone
If neither Find My Friends, nor Find My iPhone is activated on your iPhone, the best solution is to call the telecom company. Ask them to track your device based on the last time it was connected to their antennas. You can also contact the Apple Customer Service at support.apple.com and see if they would be able to assist you further.
As you see, there are several ways to track your iPhone. You can use a computer, the Find My iPhone, or the the Find My Friends app. If you have neither of these features activated on your lost iPhone, you can call your telecom provider, or the Apple Customer Service for further support.