Losing an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can be one of the most stressing and even dangerous things that can happen to any iOS device owner.
Just the monetary value of these devices should be enough cause of concern if this were to happen to any of us, but if we also consider the sheer amount of personal, sensitive information that an iPhone or iPad (or any other smartphone or tablet for that matter) carries, then in most cases they will be considered priceless by their owners.
This is only natural of course, since the average person uses his/her smartphone and tablet for:
Accessing every social networking website they have a profile on
So what happens if you lose your iPhone or other iOS device? Or even worse, if it gets stolen?
Thankfully, Apple created Find My iPhone, which is a great tool scenarios like these. Find My iPhone allows you to track, lock, send a text message to your iPhone and even to wipe out all of its important data remotely.
Find My iPhone works on both iOS devices and through the web, so if you lose your iOS device you can track it right through your browser on your Mac or Windows PC.
Let’s take a look at how to use Find My iPhone both from your computer and your iOS device.
From Your iOS Device
Step 1: As we’ve written before when showing you how to set up your iPhone, Find My iPhone can be enabled since the initial setup of your iOS device. In case you haven’t enabled it yet, do it by heading to Settings > iCloud and toggling Find My iPhone ON