Find My Iphone For Mac App

Posted : admin On 2/1/2022

After you set up Find My, you can locate a lost or stolen device, or even help a friend find their missing device. You can also share your location with friends, family, and contacts, ask to follow a friend’s location, or get directions to a friend’s location.

Sign in to iCloud to access your photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more. Use your Apple ID or create a new account to start using Apple services. Find My on iOS replaces Find My Friends and Find My iPhone, and on Mac, it introduces a native 'Find' app for the first time as an alternative to using iCloud on the web. The iCloud system preference pane enables Find My Mac. Finding a lost iPhone. Once active, you can locate a device from the Find My iPhone app in iOS, or iCloud.com on any other platform.

How to turn on Find My for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Find My.
  4. If you want friends and family to know where you are, turn on Share My Location.
  5. Tap Find My [device], then turn on Find My [device].
  6. To see your device even when it's offline, turn on Enable Offline Finding. To have the location of your device sent to Apple when the battery is low, turn on Send Last Location.
  7. If you want to be able to find your lost device on a map, make sure that Location Services is turned on. To do this, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, and turn on location services.

How to add your AirPods or Apple Watch to Find My

If your AirPods or your Apple Watch are paired with your iPhone, they're automatically set up when you turn on Find My iPhone.

How to turn on Find My for your Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences.
  2. Click Security & Privacy, then click the Privacy tab.
  3. If the padlock in the lower left is locked , click it, then enter the name and password of the administrator.
  4. Select Location Services.
  5. Select the Enable Location Services checkbox.
  6. Next to System Services, click Details.
  7. Make sure that the checkbox next to Find My Mac is selected.
  8. Click Done, then return to the main System Preferences window.
  9. Click Apple ID, then click iCloud.
  10. Select the checkbox next to Find My Mac.

If you have iOS 12 or earlier, or macOS Mojave or earlier

The Find My app combines Find My iPhone and Find My Friends into a single app included in iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina. Here's what to do if you don't have iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, or watchOS 6:

  • Set up Find My iPhone on your devices.
  • To find your device, use iCloud.com.
  • To locate your friends and family, use Find My Friends.
  • See how to share your location with your family.

If you've lost or misplaced a device, here are some of the things you can do. Just use the Find My app on another iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac signed in with the same Apple ID. You can also use the Find My app on a device owned by someone in your Family Sharing group, or sign in to iCloud.com/find to locate your device using a browser.

See it on a map

  1. Open the Find My app.
  2. Choose the Devices tab.
  3. Select the device to see its location on the map. If you belong to a Family Sharing group, you can see the devices in your group.
  4. Choose Directions to open its location in Maps.

If you turned on Offline Finding, you can see your device's location even if it's not connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.

Don't see your device? You might not have Find My [device] turned on. If your device is powered off, the battery has run out, or more than 24 hours has passed since its last location was sent to Apple, you also can't see your device's location. Learn how you can still protect your information.

Play a sound

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  1. Open the Find My app.
  2. Choose the Devices tab.
  3. Select your missing device, then choose Play Sound. If your device is offline, it won't play a sound until it connects to a network.

Mark your device as lost

  1. Open the Find My app and choose the Devices tab.
  2. Select your missing device.
  3. Scroll down to Mark As Lost and select Activate.
  4. Follow the onscreen steps if you want your phone number to display on your missing device, or if you want to enter a custom message asking the finder of your missing device to contact you.
  5. Select Activate.

What happens if you activate Mark As Lost

Mark as Lost remotely locks your missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac with a passcode, keeping your information secure even if your device goes missing. You can also display a custom message with your phone number on the Lock screen, and keep track of your device's location.

Once Mark as Lost is activated, Apple Pay is disabled, if you have it set up on the device. A confirmation email is sent to the primary email address associated with your Apple ID. When you recover your device, you will need to unlock it with your passcode.

Erase a device

  1. Make sure you try the steps above to recover your missing device—this can't be undone.
  2. Open the Find My app and choose the Devices tab.
  3. Select the device you want to remotely erase.
  4. Scroll down and choose Erase This Device.
  5. Select Erase This [device].

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If your missing device is covered by AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss, you shouldn't erase your device. Instead, file a claim for your lost or stolen device.

What happens if you erase a device

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To prevent anyone else from accessing the data on your missing device, you can erase it remotely. When you erase your device, all of your information (including credit, debit, or prepaid cards for Apple Pay) is deleted from the device, and you won't be able to track it using Find My.

Learn what features are available for your missing device

Make sure that the recovery feature you're trying to use is available for your lost or stolen device:

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iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch

  • View Location
  • Play a Sound
  • Lost Mode
  • Remote Erase

Mac

  • View Location
  • Play a Sound
  • Lock your Mac
  • Remote Erase

If you need more help

  • If your device is powered off, the battery has run out, or more than 24 hours has passed since its last location was sent to Apple, you can't see your device's location.
  • If you turned on Find My [device] before your device was lost or stolen, learn how to find your missing iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch or Mac. You can also locate your missing Apple Watch or AirPods.
  • If you did not turn on Find My [device] before your device was lost or stolen, learn how you can protect your information.
  • If you remove a missing device from your account after you erase it, Activation Lock will be turned off. This allows another person to turn on and use your device. Learn more.