Monday, April 07, 2014

How To Find Your iPhone, iPad and Mac

You take your devices everywhere. Which means you might leave them anywhere. Whether they’re at the office in a 
conference room or under a cushion on your sofa, with Find My iPhone, chances are they won’t be lost for long.

See what you’re missing.

Don’t panic. If one of your Apple devices goes missing, iCloud can help you work out where it is. Just sign in at iCloud.com or use the Find My iPhone app to see your missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac on a map. And with the Lost Mode feature, you don’t just see where your device is, you can track where it’s been. That way you can decide on your best course of action. You can immediately lock your device and send it a message with a contact number. Then whoever finds it can call you from the Lock screen without accessing the rest of the information on your device.

Activation Lock.

iOS 7 includes a new feature called Activation Lock, which is designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch if you ever lose it. And it starts working the moment you turn on Find My iPhone in iOS 7. Turning off Find My iPhone or erasing your device requires your Apple ID and password. And your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can reactivate it.

Remote Erase.

Sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you’re worried that your device has fallen into the wrong hands, you may want to initiate a remote wipe to delete your personal data and restore your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac to its factory settings. With iOS 7, Find My iPhone can continue to display your custom message, even after your device has been erased. And if you do retrieve your device, you can restore it from your iCloud backup.

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