Find my iPhone

Find my iPhone 4.0

Free lost smartphone detection app

Smartphones contain our entire lives these days. They've got all of our contacts messages social media profiles and often much more besides. They are very big in our lives but very small in our physical world. They are also quite slippery and easy to leave behind. Lost iPhones are so common that there is an app to help their hapless owners locate their errant phones: Find My iPhone. View full description

PROS

  • Find your iPhone using any iOS device
  • Pinpoints last known location

CONS

  • Doesn't work with Android

Very good
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Smartphones contain our entire lives these days. They've got all of our contacts messages social media profiles and often much more besides. They are very big in our lives but very small in our physical world. They are also quite slippery and easy to leave behind. Lost iPhones are so common that there is an app to help their hapless owners locate their errant phones: Find My iPhone.

Where is it?

Standard procedure having lost a phone is to get someone else to ring it. This tactic is entirely foolproof unless your phone is on silent which it usually is when you lose it. Find My iPhone works using iCloud the system on which iPhone users store their stuff. iPhones broadcast their location to iCloud which means that iCloud always knows where iPhones are a bit like Santa Claus alway knowing whether you've been good or bad. On losing an iPhone the owner need only consult the Find My iPhone app from any iOS device. The app then consults iCloud to locate the lost phone. If the battery is dead or the phone has been switched off it can at least notify the owner of the phone's last known location.

Free peace of mind

Find my iPhone is not foolproof and cannot protect against dropping down the loo and the like. However when it comes to finding a lost iPhone it's hard to beat.

Find your lost or stolen iPhone

If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use any iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app, open it, and sign in with the Apple ID you use for iCloud. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map, remotely lock it, play a sound, display a message, or erase all the data on it.

For missing iOS devices, Find My iPhone also includes Lost Mode. Lost Mode locks your device with a passcode and can display a custom message and contact phone number right on the Lock Screen. While in Lost Mode, your device can keep track of where it has been and report back so you can view its recent location history, right from the Find My iPhone app.

Please note that Find My iPhone must be enabled in iCloud settings on your device before you can locate it with this app.




FEATURES

  •  Locate your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac on a map 
  • Play a sound for two minutes at full volume (even if your device is set to silent)
  • Remotely lock your device with a passcode
  • Display a custom message on the Lock Screen
  • View recent location history of your device while in Lost Mode (iOS devices)
  • Get driving directions to device location
  • Remotely erase all content and settings on your device
  • Battery charge indicator


New for iOS 9:

  • View your current location and the location of your missing device on the same map.
  • Cancel a pending erase request if your missing device is offline.




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User reviews about Find my iPhone

  • Farah St-Fleur

    by Farah St-Fleur

    "find my husband iphone anywhere"

    what do you think about my husband iphone 5s,find it anywhere it lost in Bahamas. More.

    reviewed on November 30, 2014