How to Set Up Find My iPhone & How to Use It Protect Privacy

Nothing is worse than realizing that your iPhone has been misplaced, left behind, or stolen. Fortunately, with Find My iPhone you can locate your lost iPhone and protect your privacy. If you don’t know how to set up Find My iPhone, this article will you all about it.

What is Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone is a great feature of iOS that is capable of tracking your iPhone. You can use it to remotely track and erase your private data on your lost iPhone. And if your lost iPhone has internet access, then you can also find its location.

How to Set Up Find My iPhone

There are two ways about how to set up Find My iPhone, one is for iOS device, the other is for Mac.

On iOS Device

Follow these instructions:
Step 1: Launch Settings app on your iPhone and navigate to iCloud.
Step 2: Set up your iCloud login and then locate Privacy options in the Settings app and navigate to Location Services.
Step 3: Turn on Location Services if they aren’t already.
Step 4: Next, navigate to System Services and choose Find my iPhone. It’s toggle icon will turn green when you select it. That’s the way of how to enable Find My iPhone.

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On Mac (Find My Mac)

Similar to your iPhone, the Find My iPhone from Mac is named Find My Mac. You can also set up your Mac to be tracked if it’s stolen.

Follow these instructions:
Step 1: On your Mac, navigate to Location Services via the Apple menu button located on the top left of the screen.
Step 2: Find Security & Privacy options in System Preferences.
Step 3: Choose the lock icon and type in your password in order to make changes.
Step 4: After that, navigate back to Location Services and make sure that the checkbox next to this option is checked.
Step 5: Now use the Apple menu to navigate to Find My Mac option. Navigate to iCloud option available in System Preferences.
Step 6: Once there, locate the Find My Mac option and click the checkbox next to it. Then click Allow and the feature will be enabled.

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How to Use Find My iPhone When iPhone is Stolen

If you have set up Find My iPhone feature on your iPhone before it was stolen, then you can track it by visiting https://www.icloud.com/. Apart from this, you can also track your stolen iPhone by downloading Find My iPhone app on another iOS device.

Follow these instructions:
Step 1: Use your web browser to visit iCloud website and Log in to your account.
Step 2: Navigate to Find My iPhone option on the website. It will open another webpage, which will list all the devices connected to your iCloud account.
Step 3: From the list of devices, select the iPhone that you have lost. Its information will appear.
Step 4: Now you have multiple options to locate or protect your private data on your stolen iPhone.
Step 5: Using the Play Sound option will make your stolen iPhone known by playing a loud alert. This is a useful option if you think that your iPhone is close by as it will help you locate it.
Step 6: Using the Lock Mode option will lock your stolen iPhone. You can set up your password for the lock so no one else can access it.
Step 7: Using Erase option will delete all your private data on your stolen iPhone. This option is useful for protecting your privacy. Use it only if you are sure that you won’t get the phone back.

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How to Protect iPhone Data from Privacy Leak – Using iPhone Data Eraser

If you still don’t know how to use Find My iPhone or don’t want to use it. A great way to protect your private iPhone data from privacy leak is to permanently erase your private data frequently so that no one can recover it if you lose your device. There are lots of iPhone data eraser tools that you can use to do this. iMyFone Umate Pro for Win or for Mac is one of such tools that can quickly erase your private data permanently and make them 100% unrecoverable.

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Steps to Use iMyFone Umate Pro to Erase Private Data

Follow these instructions:

Step 1: Launch Umate Pro on your PC and connect your iPhone so that the software can scan it.
Step 2: Select Erase Private Data tab on Umate Pro and click Scan. You private iPhone data including photos, contacts, messages, etc. will be listed after scanning.

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Step 3: Select the files you wish to permanently delete and click Erase Now button.
Step 4: Change the security level of deletion (from low, medium, and high) according to your preferences.

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Step 5: Type ‘delete’ in the provided textbox and then click Erase Now button. Your selected private data will start erasing.