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How to use Find My iPhone

The thought of losing your iPhone can be a worry, especially as we tend to rely on using it for everyday tasks.

Luckily, thanks to Apple’s Find My app, you can easily track and locate your device. Keep reading to learn how to set up and use Find My, to keep track of your iPhone and other Apple devices. 

What you’ll need:

The short version:

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap on your Apple ID
  3. Tap Find My
  4. Tap Find My iPhone
  5. Return to the home screen and tap on Find My app
  6. Tap on the device you want to locate
  1. Step

    Tap Settings

    Enter your SettingsStep One - iPhone home screen with settings

  2. Step

    Tap on your Apple ID

    You may need to log into your Apple ID at this step, which you’ll be able to easily do here.iPhone Settings with Apple ID highlighted

  3. Step

    Tap Find My

    This is under iCloud and Media & PurchasesiPhone Apple ID page with Find My highlighted

  4. Step

    Tap Find My iPhone

    You will see here whether the feature is on or not. To turn it on, simply tap the toggle so it moves to the right. You may need to enter your Apple ID and password here.iPhone Find my iPhone page

  5. Step

    Return to the home screen and tap on Find My app

    If this isn’t on your home screen, then you can find this in your App library or by tapping the search button on your home screen.iPhone Home Screen with Find My highlighted

  6. Step

    Tap on the device you want to locate

    Here you should find your devices listed.Find My iPhone app device list


What if I’ve lost my iPhone but don’t have another Apple device to use Find My?

If you can’t find your iPhone and want to use Find My to track it, then you can log into your Apple ID on any web browser (via

Here, you are able to log in and see your iPhone’s location, without needing another Apple device. It’s worth noting that you won’t be able to see this if the iPhone is switched off.

I think my iPhone has been stolen, what should I do?

If you think your iPhone has been stolen, and are worried about your information, then you can erase the device remotely.

To do this, you can either sign in to with your Apple ID and erase the device, or if you do have another Apple device, you can go into the Find My app on that and erase the stolen iPhone there. 

Can I mark my iPhone as lost?

While searching for your lost iPhone, you can virtually mark it as Lost to ensure your information is safe. This will lock your device with a passcode or your Apple ID password. It can also display a message for someone to help you return your device. 

Either use Find My app on another Apple device or log into your Apple ID with if you don’t have another Apple device. Select the lost device and scroll down to Mark as Lost. Tap activate. Follow the onscreen instructions, if you want to display your contract information on your missing device. Tap Activate.

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