Locate and lock down your misplaced devices
Use Find My iPhone to locate – and lock down – your misplaced devices
Having an iOS device or your Mac stolen is devastating. Worse, however, is the potential for your data being stolen or used to commit fraud.
Thankfully, Apple has put a number of features in place to help prevent the worst from happening. They may even help you get your device back.
The first thing you should do when you realise that your iPhone, iPad or Mac is missing is to activate Lost Mode by signing in to iCloud.com in a web browser. Your iOS device will need to be running at least iOS 6 for Lost Mode to work.
Lost Mode allows you to place a message on your missing device’s screen; it turns off alerts for messages and notifications, so they don’t show on the Lock screen; and it disables Apple Pay and suspends the use of credit and debit cards registered in the Wallet app.
You can also use Find My iPhone to track an iOS device’s location, though you’ll only be able to track a locked Mac if it’s near a previously used Wi-Fi network. If your device is registered with your iCloud account and you have Find My iPhone set up, Activation Lock means that even if your data is erased, the device can’t be used without the passcode.
There is also a feature that allows you to set your iOS device to be automatically erased after 10 failed passcode attempts. While that may seem risky, after the first five times, the device is ‘frozen’ for a minute, during which time it can only be used for emergency calls. The length of time it’s frozen for increases after each failed attempt.
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Yo u’ll need An iPhone, iPad or Mac with an internet connection
Find My iPhone tries to locate devices on which you’ve turned on the eponymous feature in iCloud’s settings.