What is Find My iPhone? Lost Mode & Offline Guide

Find my iPhone

iPhone is the flagship phone of Apple. It is true that smartphones have changed the way we communicate with each other but there are some issues associated with smartphones. We feel disconnected to the world when we don’t have a phone or when we lost our phone.

We cannot forget the various devices we have been using to do various things. But now iPhone is the only device we need. Do you even know what your iPhone is capable of doing? Your iPhone has a calendar, phone book, dictionary, games, health apps, and much more. This is why your iPhone is the best device and you would never, at any cost, like to lose your iPhone. We live in the world in which we can’t even imagine life without your iPhone. Most of the smartphone manufacturing companies copy the features of iPhone to match the performance of iPhone.

iPhone is the best device of its kind. There is no other device like iPhone. You can also confirm it by asking someone who owns an iPhone. Your iPhone stores a lot of information and you cannot afford to lose it because you will pay a very heavy price for it. Once your iPhone is gone then it means all your data is gone with it. You will have to buy a new phone and then do all the hard work again. You should know that there is something we can do about it. Have you used an app named “Find My iPhone”? As, you can guess, from the name that the app can help you find your iPhone.

Have You Used “Find My iPhone”?

You will have to install Find My iPhone on your phone yourself because your phone does not have this app when you buy your phone. Find My iPhone is an app developed by Apple. The app is available on the App Store. You simply have to go to the App Store and download the app just like you download any other app. There you may find many apps like Find My iPhone but you should be looking for Find My iPhone developed by Apple.

Once you have installed Find My iPhone on your device it can help you find your phone. Following are the steps you need to keep in mind when setting up Find My iPhone.

  • Go to Settings
  • Look for the iCloud menu in Settings
  • Next, you will sign into iCloud
  • Go to the “Find My iPhone” option and make sure that it is turned on.

You must be wondering how to Find My iPhone works. For instance, you don’t know where your iPhone is. You look for the device everywhere but you can’t find it. In this situation Find My iPhone can make the iPhone play a loud tone and this is how the app helps you find your iPhone. Have you heard about the Lost Mode of Find My iPhone? Using the Lost Mode you can lock your iPhone remotely.

Lost Mode is a very useful feature of the app. You can use the Lost Mode to send your contact information to the missing device. If anyone finds your iPhone he can see your contact details. What will you do if you are still unable to find the device? Well, in that case, you erase your device in order to protect your data. You should use this option only when you have tried everything but still unable to get what you want. Here the question is what erasing the device means. Remember, erasing your device means your device will be set to factory settings.

Above we talked about erasing your device and restoring your iPhone to factory settings. You will be able to erase your device because it has a cellular connection. So we can erase the device and do many other things when there are signals or when it has a cellular connection. In case your phone does not have a cellular connection or its battery is dead then you will face problems. The point we are trying to make here is that you need two things, battery and cellular connection.

For instance, you lost your phone and now you find it and you discover that it had a signal then it means all your data is lost permanently. But what if, your iPhone did not have a signal. Well, in that case, you will do as instructed below.

  • Make sure that your device is not connected to any Wi-Fi network.
  • Switch off your iPhone and then remove the SIM card.
  • Switch on your iPhone and connect it to your computer.
  • Run a backup and then disconnect it from your computer.
  • Let your iPhone go online and get erased. Now reconnect your iPhone to your computer and restore it from the last backup.

Chances of this option to work are rare but there is nothing wrong in at least trying.

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