Not every time we lose our iPhone just because someone has stolen it, rather it can happen you just have misplaced it somewhere else. For example, you might have placed your iPhone in one of the loose pockets of your jacket and it might have slipped out in the bus or you might have forgotten your iPhone at a public toilet. These things happen, the moment we get careless to our belongings. But ‘Find My iPhone’ is a good and easy to use application to track your iPhone. Today we will tell you that how can you track the exact clear location of your iPhone and how can you lock that iPhone and display the message so that anyone who finds that iPhone can know where to return it.
How To Track The Exact GPS Location of Your Lost iPhone
‘Find My iPhone’ is a cloud based application and it can be accessed from ‘http://www.icloud.com’. Use your Apple ID and password to login to the portal and then click on ‘Find My iPhone’ app. You will be directed to the location of the device along with its details popped up at the right hand side corner of the screen.
From the above the screenshot you can know that how to track the location.
Lock iPhone and Display Message on iPhone Lock Screen
On the above screenshot in the dialogue box of the details of your iPhone, you can see an option to put the device in the ‘Lost Mode’. Just click that button and then you will be directed to the other screen, where you will enter the phone number on which you can be reached and then on the last screen, you will type the message for the person who finds it.
Make your iPhone ring (even in the silent mode) or Erase all the information. If your iPhone was silent when you misplaced it then you can use the ‘Play Sound’ option to ring your iPhone, even if it is silent or on low volume and it will ring at the highest volume. Or if you feel that now there is not chance of getting your iPhone back then you can use the third option and then delete all the data from your iPhone.
So, basically you can locate your lost iPhone, make it ring with a different type of alert ringtone or you can lock the iPhone and display a message for the founder or you can erase all the data from your iPhone with the help of ‘Find My iPhone’. Ringing, locking your iPhone and displaying the messages; these features are highly prompt but your iPhone should be connected to internet for these features to work. As far as location tracking is concerned then I will say that you cannot expect for the exact accurate location but you will get a suitable hint which can be searched. The irony is that Apple has not been allowing users to use Google Maps on their iPhone where in ‘Find My iPhone’, you will track the location using Google Maps only. I hope that I covered all the steps to execute any of these features. Please let us know, if you any doubt related to Find My iPhone.