Before you setup Find My iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch you need to set up iCloud first. Once you have iCloud working you will be able to use Find My iPhone to find your device. This is really easy so don’t wait or you may too late. There are already many stories in the press about people locating their lost and stolen devices using this tool – such as ex-England rugby captain Will Carling.
You will need:
- Apple ID – this is the username and password you use to download stuff from iTunes
- An iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with latest version of the operating system installed on it (or at least iOS5)
- iCloud setup on your device
How to set it up
1. Tap Settings
2. Tap on “iCloud” – if you are asked for an Apple ID you haven’t setup iCloud yet. You can learn how to set it up here.
3. At the bottom of iCloud settings you will see “Find My iPhone”. Switch it to “ON”.
4. It’s that simple!
I also advise you install the “Find My iPhone app”. The Find My iPhone application is a free download on the App Store, and lets you locate the iOS devices on a map, send messages and pings to the devices. It also allows you to remotely delete the data from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and enable the iCloud activation lock to prevent you device being used by anyone else.
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