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How to Locate a Lost iPhone or Other Apple Device With Find My

In iOS 13 and iPadOS, Apple combined the Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps into a single app, called "Find My." Find My works similarly to the two apps it replaces. In this article, we'll show you how to set up Find My iPhone on your iOS device so that you can use the Find My app to locate stolen, lost or misplaced Apple devices, including iPads, AirPods, Apple Watches, Macs, and of course, iPhones. Before you do anything in the Find My app, you need to set up the iCloud-based service on all of your devices. The following steps show you how to set up Find My iPhone on iOS devices and Macs. How to set up Find My iPhone on iOS Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Tap the banner with your name in it at the top of the screen. Tap Find My. Tap Find My iPhone. Tap the toggle switches to the ON position next to Find My iPhone, Enable Offline Finding, and Send Last Location. How to set up Find My on Mac Click the Apple () symbol in the menu bar at the top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.... Click the iCloud icon in the preference panel. Check the box next to Find My Mac.If you see a Details button next to Find My Mac, select Details -> Open Security & Privacy -> Enable Location Services. If Enable Location Services is dimmed in Security & Privacy preferences, click and enter your administrator name and password. Using Find My to Locate a Lost Device When Apple replaced the old Find My iPhone app with Find My, it added a feature under the hood that allows you to locate lost devices that aren't connected to Wi-Fi

How to Use Find My iPhone on Mac or PC

Find My iPhone is an iCloud feature that allows you to locate lost or misplaced Apple devices, including iPads, AirPods, Apple Watches, Macs, and of course, iPhones. Because it works via iCloud, Find My iPhone can be accessed by logging in to your iCloud account using a web browser on any Mac or PC. The following steps guide you through the process. Launch a web browser on your computer and navigate to www.icloud.com. Log in to your iCloud account by entering your Apple ID and password into the related fields. If you're using two-factor authentication, confirm the login by entering the verification code sent to your trusted device. If you're using your own computer, you can opt to Trust the browser so you don't have to enter a verification code again. If it's a public computer you're using, click Don't Trust. Once you're logged in, click the Find My iPhone icon. For security reasons, you may be asked to enter your password again. Wait a moment while Find My iPhone locates your device(s).At this point, you should see a map that you can view in Standard, Satellite, or Hybrid mode by clicking the options in the bottom right corner of the browser window. The green dots on the map represent Apple devices located by Find My iPhone that are powered on and signed into your iCloud account via a Wi-Fi or cellular network. Click on the dots to center the map on a particular device, then click the information (circled 'i') icon to bring up the device's options panel. Alternately, click All Devices at the top of the map to choose a device from the dropdown

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What to Do If Your iPhone is Lost or Stolen

iPhones are lost and stolen every day, but luckily Apple has robust tools built into iOS that will keep your data safe and your device unusable if it's misplaced or snatched by a thief. With Find My iPhone, you can locate lost devices, disable them, and even fully erase them, but unless you've been in a situation where you've needed these services, you may not know exactly how they work, what they do, or what information someone can access when they have your device. This guide covers the ins and outs of losing your iPhone (or iPad), including settings that should be enabled beforehand for security purposes, how to use Apple's tools to look for your device, and what happens when it's in someone else's hands.

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Apple Reportedly Working on Tile-Like Item Tracker Plus Merged 'Find My iPhone' and 'Find My Friends' App

Apple is developing a new app that combines Find My iPhone and Find My Friends into a single package, according to 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo. The report cites sources familiar with ongoing testing of the app. In addition to existing Find My iPhone features like Lost Mode and the ability to remotely erase a device, the report claims the new unified app includes a new "find network" feature that allows Apple devices to be tracked even when they are not connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. The app would also incorporate existing ‌Find My‌ Friends features, including location sharing and location-based notifications from friends and family. The report claims the app will be available on both iOS and macOS as part of Apple's so-called "Marzipan" cross-platform initiative. The app could presumably debut in iOS 13, which will be previewed at WWDC in June, but no timeframe is provided. It is allegedly codenamed "GreenTorch" internally. Tile-like product tracker Rambo also reports that Apple is working on a new hardware product in the form of a "tag" that can be attached to any item, similar to Tile. The tag would be paired to a user's iCloud account and rely on proximity to an iPhone. Like the Tile, users would be able to receive notifications when their device gets too far away from the tag. To avoid false triggers, it would be possible to set a list of common locations to be ignored like a work office so that the item can be left at those locations without the user being notified. The report adds that users will also be able to store their contact

Hackers Using iCloud's Find My iPhone Feature to Remotely Lock Macs and Demand Ransom Payments

Over the last day or two, several Mac users appear to have been locked out of their machines after hackers signed into their iCloud accounts and initiated a remote lock using Find My iPhone. With access to an iCloud user's username and password, Find My iPhone on iCloud.com can be used to "lock" a Mac with a passcode even with two-factor authentication turned on, and that's what's going on here. Apple allows users to access Find My iPhone without requiring two-factor authentication in case a person's only trusted device has gone missing. 2-factor authentication not required to access Find My iPhone and a user's list of devices. Affected users who have had their iCloud accounts hacked are receiving messages demanding money for the passcode to unlock a locked Mac device. Y'all my MacBook been locked and hacked. Someone help me @apple @AppleSupport pic.twitter.com/BE110TMgSv— Jovan (@bunandsomesauce) September 16, 2017 The usernames and passwords of the iCloud accounts affected by this "hack" were likely found through various site data breaches and have not been acquired through a breach of Apple's servers. Impacted users likely used the same email addresses, account names, and passwords for multiple accounts, allowing people with malicious intent to figure out their iCloud details. It's easy to lock a Mac with a passcode in Find My iPhone if you have someone's Apple ID and password. To prevent an issue like this, Apple users should change their Apple ID passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and never use the same password twice. Products like

Apple Removes Tool to Check if an iPhone or iPad is Activation Locked

Apple has removed its Activation Lock status checker on iCloud.com at some point in the past few days. The tool enabled users to enter the serial number or IMEI of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and find out if the device is secured with Activation Lock, helping buyers avoid purchasing a device locked to another user. An individual purchasing a used iPhone on eBay or another website, for example, was able to request the device's serial number and use Apple's tool to verify that Activation Lock had been turned off. If the device was still locked, or if the seller refused to provide the serial number, then it was likely lost or stolen. The iCloud page where the tool was available now returns a "Not Found" page aka 404 error. Apple also removed the following reference to the tool from a related Find My iPhone support document earlier this week:How do I check for Activation Lock before purchasing a used device? When you buy an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch from someone other than Apple or an authorized Apple reseller, it is up to you to ensure that the device is erased and no longer linked to the previous owner’s account. You can check the current Activation Lock status of a device when you visit icloud.com/activationlock from any Mac or PC.Apple has not explained why it removed the page. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Activation Lock, enabled automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone, is designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch if it is ever lost or stolen. A