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How to Find My iPhone with iCloud

iPhone is fantastic, so is its service. If you unfortunately lost your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, don’t worry you can find them back by locating them on a map. The new iOS 7 system has made some improvement in this aspect, so your device is more secure.

Step by step Guide on How to Find My iPhone with iCloud

what will be your reaction if your cell phone is accidentally lost or stolen? You must be very anxious not because how expensive the phone is, but how much privacy and important information is in it. Well, Apple users now have a chance to find their devices back by using their iCloud account.

By logging in your iCloud account, you can:

  • Locate your device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac) on a map
  • Play a sound on your device to help you find it
  • Use Lost Mode to lock and track your device
  • Remotely erase all of your personal information from the device

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Though systems before iOS 7 also enabled its users to locate their devices with iCloud,  it is actually not that very useful if your devices are stolen since anyone who gets the devices can turn off the ‘Find My iPhone’ function. But nevertheless, iOS 7 has make some improvement in securing your device and improve your chances of recovering it as a new feature called Activation Lock is added. Activation Lock is turned on automatically when you set up Find My iPhone, with which your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can:

  • Turn off Find My iPhone on your device
  • Sign out of iCloud on your device
  • Erase and reactivate your device

For you to use Find My iPhone, you need to set up Find My iPhone on each iOS device and Mac before it is lost. Find My iPhone requires iOS 5 or later (iOS 6 required for tracking) or OS X v10.7.5 or later, respectively.

Locating your device on iCloud is easy:

  1. Kindly visit icloud.com/find
  2. Sign in with your Apple account
  3. The location of your device will be displayed in a map
  4. you can choose to view the Standard, Satellite and Hybrid
  5. You can let your device play sound, set it in lost mode or erase it

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About iCloud

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple  launched on October 12, 2011. The service allows users to store data such as music and iOS applications on remote computer servers for download to multiple devices such as iOS-based devices running iOS 5 or later.

 

Reference Links

  1. Apple Official Site – apple.com
  2. iCloud Setup Instructions – apple.com/icloud/setup
  3. Apple Product Support – apple.com/support