Searching for a lost iPhone or iPad can be anxiety-provoking, but Apple offers effective tools for the situation.

The Find My app and in a web browser let you locate your device on a map, beep if it’s nearby, and lock it with a passcode if it’s lost.

If you think your iPhone is nearby and you own an Apple Watch, this technology can be quite useful.

Open Control Center on your Apple Watch and tap the button to make iPhone make a sound. You can even get directions with models like the Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2 directly to the device location.

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Of course, if the Apple Watch is in Battery Saver mode, you cannot use the Precision Tracking option.

Another option is to use a web browser. Sign in to and follow the instructions.

You may need a trusted device code to access; so keep this option in mind if you’ve lost your trusty device.

Another effective option is to use the ‘Find My’ app on another Apple device linked to your Apple ID.

This will allow you to easily find your iPhone or iPad from another device.

If you’re part of a Family Sharing group, your devices may appear in the ‘Find My’ app on your family members’ devices, making it easier for you to find them.

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If you did not enable ‘Find My’ before you lost your device, you need to take additional steps to protect your personal data. Changing your Apple ID password immediately is very important to prevent unauthorized access.

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If you suspect your device has been permanently lost or stolen, there are additional steps you should take:

In short, finding a lost iPhone or iPad involves following a process that includes using the tools Apple offers, taking security measures to protect your data, and notifying the authorities and your mobile phone carrier in case of permanent loss or theft.

Prevention and rapid response are key to protecting your devices and personal data.

*This content was rewritten with the help of artificial intelligence, based on information received from Apple, and reviewed by a journalist and editor.


Source: Exame

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