How to Find Your Lost iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Apple Computer

Summary

Most mobile devices these days have built-in tracking features that are very convenient for a variety of reasons. For example, health and wellness apps that monitor your activity require location tracking to be turned on. Location tracking can help find lost or stolen devices.

Because of privacy concerns, location tracking is typically an ‘opt-in’ service. Those who decide to not permit location tracking for their devices will not be able to have them easily located and recovered.

For users of Apple mobile devices, you’ll need to enable location tracking prior to attempting to find a lost device.

Instructions

These are the steps you can follow to find a device:

  1. Go to http://www.iCloud.com
  2. Login using your Apple ID.
  3. Click on the Find My Phone icon as shown below.
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  4. The Find My Phone service will display a map with your device or devices indicated on the map with dots. in the example below there are no devices displayed, but when you use the service hopefully your device will show up. Under the All Devices drop-down menu, your available devices
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