Many times I've left my iPhone in the cushions of a couch, my car seat, a restaurant... and by
pure luck I always found it.
This Find My
iPhone feature not only helps you find your lost iPhone, iPad or Touch,
but it also allows you to send a text with
instructions, with a loud "ping"noise included, just in case
it is found by someone.
Or you can do a complete
wipe clean by remote, it's up to you... Hopefully you wrote the word
"cash reward" on your ransom text.
And yes, even if your iPhone is locked and passcode protected, this can
override that and still deliver your desperate text
This feature works with Mobile
Me, and it used to cost $99 a year, but thanks to competition from Android, it's
Your stolen or lost iPhone must be turned ON for this feature to work. If
your iphone is turned off, then... sorry... Life is a box of chocolates.
But! Assuming your iPhone is still turned on...
Go to either Me.com (it's an Apple site), or download the free "Find My iPhone" App from your iPhone App
You think you left your iPhone at Starbucks... But thank goodness you learned how to
passcode protect it at smartphonenirvana.com (shameless
What should you do next?
You're home, which is twenty minutes away... You call, but there's no answer... Maybe because
you had the ringer off...
Or maybe because some teenager is trying to rip you off...
But -- if you have Find My iPhone, then you can send a
text with a loud signal, and then go on any computer and track it down visually, thru Me.com.
Or you can use the Find My iphone App on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch...
And if you think it's a lost cause because there's no way of retrieving it? Then do a complete
Once you download the free App, you can put all your Apple devices on the list.
Select the one you want to find, and a blue dot appears over their location, as long as your
device is connected to a wi-fi or 3G network then it will work... unless it's turned OFF. Pray that it is still
Tap the blue dot for more information and options if you are lucky enough to have
You can set up a passcode by remote to keep anyone from accessing your info.
Find My iPhone... free with every new iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod Touch.