How To Find Your Lost Iphone And Delete Data Remotely?

by Alexander Griffin

Have you lost your iPhone and don’t know how to find it or erase its data remotely? The feature, Apple’s Find My iPhone is easy to use and allows you to view the location of your lost iPhone. It helps you to play a sound on the phone, alert nearby, mark the iPhone as lost to remotely lock and erase all the data on the iPhone if required.

How to activate Apple’s Find My iPhone?

  1. Open Settings and click on the Apple ID menu, the first tab you will see on the Settings screen below the search bar.
  2. Click on Find My option, the third point after iCloud and Media & Purchases.
  3. Click on Find My iPhone option. Get the options for Find My iPhone, Find My network and Send Last Location.

When the steps are done, you are ready to find your iPhone if it goes missing.

How to view a lost iPhone on a map?

  1. To find the location of your lost iPhone or manage data, just sign in to
  2. After signing in, use the Apple ID and password then it will automatically start locating your iPhone.
  3. You will get the location of your iPhone in a map on the screen.

If your iPhone is seen located in an unknown area, immediately contact law enforcement, who will request the serial number or IMEI code of your device.

How to ring a sound on your lost iPhone?

  1. After your phone has been located, click on an All Devices at the top of the map.
  2. Select your lost iPhone model from the drop-down menu.
  3. At the top right corner of the screen, you will see a floating box which shows a photo of your iPhone, phone name, remaining battery, etc.
  4. Click on the Play Sound button as it will make your iPhone vibrate and emit a beeping sound, irrespective of your phone being on silent mode or not. Unlock your phone to stop the ringing sound.

How to mark your iPhone as lost?

  1. Click on the Lost Mode button from the floating window.
  2. Enter an optional phone number and a custom message that will show up on your iPhone. These steps are optional. The Lost Mode will automatically lock your iPhone with a passcode to ensure that all the data is secured.
  3. Click on Done.

How to erase data on your lost iPhone?

  1. Click on the Erase iPhone button from the floating window.
  2. A pop-up message will ask for your confirmation. Allowing this will remove all the content and settings from your iPhone and an erased iPhone cannot be tracked or located.
  3. Click on Erase.


Following the above mentioned steps will help you in one or the other way. In case of a lost iPhone, just find it and delete data remotely. This will help you to reserve your phone in every possible mode.

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