Fastest way to find your stolen or lost iPhone – The moment you realize your iPhone is missing or stolen, there steps you can take to assist you to reduce the risk of permanently losing your phone, by using Apple find my service, the apple finds my service is the key to securing and recovering your device.
Set a Passcode
Some may think using face ID or touch is unnecessary, when using an iPhone. Setting a passcode and using your face or fingerprint to conserve your personal information is very vital, just think of all information on your phone like, your banking apps, private conversation, location of your home and work place, contact, emails, photos etc. No body wants a random stranger to be able to access their device. Securing your device by:
- Opening settings on your device
- Access face ID or touch ID and passcode, follow due procedures to set up successfully.
Make sure/enable find my iPhone
After setting a passcode, cross check to see if find my phone is enable, you can enable it by default.
- Open settings on your device
- Tap on your name at the top of the screen
- Then tap on the find my phone feature to turn it on
- Ensure to cross check if the switches next to find my network and send last connection are on as well.
Turn on Lost Mode
When you enable lost mode, lost mode will lock your device, prevent notifications and messages from popping up on your lock screen, and it will continue tracking the mobile phone’s location. However, the phone will still ring for incoming phone calls and face time calls. This should assist you in tracking your mobile device if it’s nearby.
Any credit and debit card added go apple pay, along with students IDs and transit cards stored on the wallet will no longer function till you recover your device. If your phone is turned off and lost mode is enabled you will receive an alert when your phone is turned on.
Don’t Confront the Phone Stealer
If you able to track your mobile device to a house or apartment building, don’t confront the thief on your own, doing this can be dangerous, instead call for help.
Contact Your Carrier
If you are unable to get your device back, contact your carrier from your neighbors or relative device and explain the situation, your carrier will flag your device international mobile Equipment identity number and, in most cases, prevent that number from working on the network, making the device useless to whoever is in position of your mobile device.