Second on the list after ‘dropping or damaging our phone’ is the constant fear of losing our smartphone.
Let’s get started with these so you’re prepared for the worst.
Preparation On iOS
Now what you need to do is enable ‘Find my iPhone’ within the settings. Enabling this will give the user access to track the device using its GPS and internet connection.
In order to enable ‘Find my iPhone’ all you need to do is enter Settings=> Tap on your Apple ID=> Tap iCloud=> Scroll down for ‘Find my iPhone’=> Enable it.
Finding your lost iPhone
Look for ‘Find my iPhone’ from the menu.
It normally asks for your password again. Enter the password if prompted.
The map will now be able to show you the approximate location of your device. This will only work if the device is connected to the internet. If the internet has been disconnected, it’ll show you its last location when it was connected to the internet. This might not be very accurate, but you could get a general idea for the device’s location.
If it is still connected, you can make it play a sound, even if it’s on silent. This will help you to locate the device if it’s at home or work, and you’re unable to find it.
You can also put it on ‘Lost Mode’ where you’ll be asked to enter a number that will be flashed on the lock screen of your device. So if someone has found your iPhone, they can contact you with the number being flashed on the screen.
The last option you have is ‘Erase’ which basically will delete everything from your iPhone, making the data inaccessible to anyone who gets their hands on your device. This should always be the last option to go for when there is no hope of retrieving the device back.
Preparation on Android
Also, you’ll need to always keep the GPS of your device on for location tracking of your device. This would suck a bit of your battery, so do this when you’re normally commuting or stepping out. This will help you save a bit of your battery.