How to Find a Lost iPhone

Written by j. johnson
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If you have an iPhone, you know it has many useful features beyond making cell phone calls. You may depend on it to keep track of your calendar, store photos, listen to your music or watch videos. What would you do if you lost it? How would you ever find your iPhone? The best way is to be prepared before it goes missing.

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    Find iPhone With MobileMe

  1. 1

    Apple offers a subscription service called MobileMe, which provides a variety of features such as allowing you to synchronise your iPhone calendar and address book with your computer. MobileMe includes a feature that will help you find your lost iPhone. However, you have to activate this option before you lose your iPhone.

  2. 2

    Go to the MobileMe settings on your iPhone.

  3. 3

    Enable the "Find My iPhone" feature from the MobileMe settings.

  4. 4

    When you lose your iPhone, go to Me.com, the MobileMe website. From there you'll be able to access the "Find My iPhone" feature you enabled. The website includes a map that will show you where your iPhone is located.

    Without MobileMe

  1. 1

    If you did not enable the "Find My iPhone" feature on your iPhone before you lost it, you'll have to find it the old-fashioned way. Go back to the last place you remember having your iPhone and see if it's there.

  2. 2

    Ask your friends and family if they've seen your iPhone and where they saw it last.

  3. 3

    Check the lost and found at all the places you've been with your iPhone recently, such as the library, a coffee shop or a cinema.

  4. 4

    Call your iPhone. If someone you know or even a stranger has your iPhone, they'll most likely answer it, and may help get it back to you.

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