iOS 15 Find My App Lets You Find Devices That Are Turned Off or Erased

Apple is making some major improvements to the Find My app in iOS 15, making it easier to keep track of your Apple devices and AirTags.

FindMy Feature
With the ‌Find My‌ network, Apple says that you can locate devices even after they've been turned off, a feature that's helpful if a missing device is stolen and disabled or if a lost device has a low battery.

It's not clear how this feature works, but it likely will show the last known location that your device was known to be at.

Apple also says that the ‌Find My‌ network paired with Activation Lock can locate a lost device even after it's been erased, so thieves will not be able to wipe your device to disable tracking.

To ensure that nobody is tricked into buying a stolen device that's still locked to your Apple ID, the Hello screen will clearly show that your device is locked, locatable, and still owned by someone else.

Related Roundups: iOS 15, iPadOS 15
Related Forum: iOS 15

Top Rated Comments

HeavenDynamic Avatar
19 weeks ago
These guys really have the best engineers in the world. Hopefully they'll find a way to make a calculator app on the iPad.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bandaman Avatar
19 weeks ago

These guys really have the best engineers in the world. Hopefully they'll find a way to make a calculator app on the iPad.
Not gonna happen. That's coding decades in the making that just isn't here yet.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDailyApple Avatar
19 weeks ago

These guys really have the best engineers in the world. Hopefully they'll find a way to make a calculator app on the iPad.
I don’t just want a calculator app, I want it to be a pop up overlay like the Apple TV remote is on iPad. That would allow you to pull it up over whatever else on your screen you might want to reference.





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_Spinn_ Avatar
19 weeks ago
Good. Should make stealing Apple devices less appealing.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joecomo Avatar
19 weeks ago
Well maybe I can get back my first AirPods Pro lost in a plane long ago :)
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving Avatar
19 weeks ago
Sweet! This is a very helpful feature. Good luck stealing iPhones or AirPods.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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