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When you are in a hurry or too lazy to pay attention, you do not care what you hold in your hand – which could be an iPhone, iPad or something expensive. Well, it’s the moment when the chances are high that you lose and when another person would try to steal. And, as a matter of fact, most of us do not use a device-specific tracking app – driven by unwavering faith that we will not lose the device;).

Track your lost iPhone

But, wait, if you’re using iPad or iPhone, it’s an effective way to track your lost iPhone without a third-party tracking solution. Even if you are not able to get your iPad or iPhone back, you will at least be able to get the personal data wiped away, so that there will not be some sort of misuse or the exposure of your confidential information. You can also, if you want, lock your device if you did not lock it in the first place.

In this post, however, we have a step-by-step tutorial to use above mentioned feature and therefore to recover iPhone or iPad. The best part is that you can use the same service to track your MacBook as well. We have two methods to use, and you can choose the practice – and available, for that matter – one.

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Before you start

The two methods we are going to talk about need an internet connection to find your lost iPad or iPhone. Either mobile data or Wi-Fi must be enabled. If there is no hope in these two cases, it is better to get another type of help. If you are sure – or somewhat optimistic – about the Internet connection, we can start.

One Method: Find & Find Lost iPhone or iPad – Using Find My iPhone

Find my iphone

Note: There is a feature named Find My iPhone, Find My iPad or Find My Mac you would find in your device. If you forgot to activate the feature while you set it up, you can give your hopes on Find My Phone.

If you have enabled the feature, you just need your Apple credentials to locate and find the lost device. It should be noted that there is no need to install the application Locate my iPhone in the device. Instead, you must have enabled the ‘Find My Phone’ feature. Thanks to Apple’s smart organization, no one will be able to disconnect your iCloud account without your Apple ID credentials. However, this feature is available in iOS 7 and later. These are the things you should be aware of.

Now that you have Apple’s credentials and a computer connected to the Internet, we’ll start the iPad search process.

Step 1

Go to www.icloud.com and use your iCloud credentials to log in to the dashboard. In the multi-icon dashboard, there is a named “Find My iPhone”. Click on this icon to move forward.

On that, you can see the main page of Apple Find My Phone, where there will be a map as well.

2nd step

If you have multiple Apple devices, you will see a drop-down menu named All Devices. You can click on this menu and choose the particular device you want to locate. In seconds or minutes, you’ll be able to see an icon representing a location on your device, as well as the status of the battery.

Step 3

So you have managed to locate your lost or stolen iPad or iPhone or Mac. From the same interface, you will be able to perform certain tasks to recover your device (possibly)

Play his

By clicking this button you will be able to play a certain acoustic signal in your device. This can be helpful when you find the device is still in your home, probably in an unnoticed corner. On the other hand, even if she is someone else, he will help this person to notice your device.

Lost mode

This is perhaps the most impressive feature of Apple Find My iPhone. Once you have enabled this mode, you will be able to set up a password lock and a display message. And, in this display message, you can provide contact details, such as your name, address, phone number, and so on. If a responsible citizen stumbles over your lost devices, the info will help him deliver the device to you. Another great feature of Lost Mode is that it can enable location services for your iPhone or iPad remotely – since you have a good internet connection.