Find your iPhone in case of theft or loss

April 2018

"Find My iPad" is an application that comes preinstalled in the iPhone/iPad, enabling you to locate your device on a map from any Web browser. Very useful in case of theft or loss. However, to make this application you must first activate it.

Enable Find My iPad

  • On the home screen of your iPhone, go to "Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendars> MobileMe"
  • Activate "Find My iPad" and click "Ok"

Sign in to

  • To locate your phone go to and log in with your Apple ID
  • You immediately see a map showing the approximate location of your iPhone.
  • You can request Find my iPad to take certain action such as:
    • Display a message on the screen of the iPhone or make a sound.
    • Lock your iPhone with a code to protect your information button (Lock)
    • Delete all data from your device.

Published by deri58. Latest update on July 18, 2011 at 09:13 AM by deri58.
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