Most people tend to leave their smart devices all around the house and then forget where they left them. It can become pretty annoying to be always searching for your iPhone under the couch cushions or under a pile of laundry.
A proper solution, in this case, is to call the iPhone from another phone. However, sometimes, this is not possible. If you find yourself in this situation, and you tend to forget where you have left your iPhone, then the next trick will be more than useful for you.
The good news is the fact that if you misplace your iPhone, with the help of a computer or a tablet, you can easily find it. However, it is worth mentioning the fact that you need to have access to the web from where you can use your iCloud account and Find My iPhone feature.
Find My iPhone feature was originally intended for lost or stolen iOS devices, but it can be easily used at home or work when users can not find their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. As you can see, Find My iPhone works the same for iPad and iPod as for iPhone devices.
In order to be able to use this feature to find your lost iPhone, you need to have set up Find My iPhone on the device you are looking for. The feature is a part of iCloud, and now it has become a default feature for most iOS users.
Nevertheless, the process of finding your lost iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with the help of iCloud and Find My iPhone feature is pretty simple. First of all, you need to head over to iCloud.com. Here, users need to login to their Apple ID or launch the Find My iPhone app on another iOS device.
Secondly, you have to choose Find My iPhone and let the service locate your misplaced iOS device. At this point, after the service offers you details regarding your device’s position, you need to select the device on the map, and them to click on the (i) button in order to receive more details about the respective device.
Choose the Play Sound option and the pinging locator sound will soon begin. The sound itself is quite loud, and it will ignore the mute switch and the current volume level on your device. The only way in which the beeping will stop is to press any button on the iOS device itself.
This is the process for lost around the house devices. In the case of stolen or lost devices, users have the possibility to use iCloud and Find My iPhone in order to remotely wipe any iOS devices. This will prevent thieves from accessing any data or contacts within the iOS device.