Edinburgh: Find my iPhone is an amazing service offered by Apple as a part of iCloud using which you can track your iPhone, Mac or iPad if it ever gets stolen or lost. Using the app, you can lock the device to make sure that no others can access the device. It also allows you to play an alert sound remotely so that it would be easier for you to locate the device if you have misplaced it. You can also wipe the data completely if you are sure that you won’t be getting the device back. Not to forget Activation Lock enabled by the app; it stops others using your device.
Setting up the app
Before you start using the app, you will have to set up the service. It’s as simple as flipping a switch if you have signed in to your iCloud account on all your devices. Once the service is set, you can track any device linked to your iCloud account. Here in Find my iPhone app, you don’t have to install any special software. All you need to do is to simply enable it in the ‘settings’ menu of your iPhone.
How it works?
Once you enable the app, it starts running in the background and you can locate the device lost or stolen. You can download the app to any other iOS device which you have the access to. Once you sign in to the app, it directly takes you to the map which displays the location of your iPhone. Like all other apps, ‘Find my iPhone’ also uses the Wi-Fi data, GPS and cell tower data to trace the device.
Use Family Sharing
This special feature is available only on the devices which are running iOS 8 and above. Using this feature, you can easily keep track of each other and can also share your purchases with other family members. It works pretty similar to the way as you track your own devices. As long as the one whom you would like to track is a member of your Family Sharing group, you can easily track them using the app.
Find my iPhone is certainly an amazing app offering the features that its rivals cannot. The app lets you wipe the data on your iPhone if you think that it has fallen into the wrong hands. Using the app, you can also lock the device remotely so that the unwanted users will not be able to access it.
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