Find your lost or stolen device and lock it against unauthorized users
Find My iPhone is really useful app that allows you to locate or find your favorite new Apple device. It might seem a bit of an unnecessary download for some users, but people who have lost an iPhone, iPad, Mac or iPod touch in the past can assure you that it’s really handy. It works exclusively on iOS devices, and you need to have a valid Apple ID and an iCloud account.
Find My iPhone continuously sends geolocation data about where your device is
It works in a very simple way: Find My iPhone continuously sends geolocation data about where your device is. That way, you can find it just by logging into another, different iOS device (we say "device" since it works with iPhone, Mac, iPad or iPod touch, so there are a large number of available to choose from). When you log in, the screen shows you a map that contains all the information about its last location. Remember that you have to turn on this option when you download it, because if you don’t do it, it won’t send the information desired.
Find My iPhone is, in general terms, a quite simple and easy-to-use app. However, it also includes other abilities to satisfy the needs of the advanced users. For example, one of the most common fears when somebody has stolen your device is if they do something with it such as read your private messages, send WhatsApp to anyone or call somebody. Lost Mode locks your device with a passcode and can be remotely controlled.
Another remarkable feature is its “Play sound” capability. How many times have your lost your mobile phone or your iPad at home, and you don’t know where it could be? With Find My iPhone, it won’t ever happen again. You can order the device to play a sound at its maximum volume. It is interesting to know that it works even when the phone is muted.
In addition, since we sometimes have sensitive content on our phones, we would like to be able to eliminate all the content and settings we have on the phone. Now, it’s possible with this app using its new feature: Erase iPhone. You have to keep in mind that when you choose to use this option, your device can’t be located after doing it. However, the message will be still displayed and the person that stole it will continue to be unable to use it.
Find My iPhone 3.0 Features
Find My iPhone includes the following features:
- New ability to play a sound at its maximum volume to know where your device is
- Lock it by introducing a password
- Feel free to erase all the content at distance
- It continuously sends geolocation data about where your device is
- It works on iPhone, iPad, Mac or iPod touch
- Apple ID and an iCloud account are required
If you want to know more about this download, feel free to do so on the developer’s website
If you want to download Find My iPhone, we recommend that you check the minimum system requirements beforehand:
- It requires iOS 7.0 or later
- Compatible with iPod touch, iPhone and iPad