Imagine you just got your new iPhone 5 and you lost it or someone has stolen your iPhone, then what will you do? Salvador Rodriguez has given a very handy list on LATimes.com of some steps that can help you to recover your Smartphone quickly.
1. Set up a passcode for your iPhone, and make sure “location services” is turned on. You can find that in “Settings,” and then at the top of “Privacy.”
2. Set up Apple free service of "Find My iPhone" To set it up, go to "Settings" and down to the "iCloud" tab. Scroll down to the bottom and look for the green radar icon that says "Find My iPhone" and make sure it’s turned on. If it is, this means you can track your device from anywhere you have a computer. You can find more details about how to use iCloud to locate your iPhone in Salvador’s original article.
3. You can also turn on “Lost Mode.”, that’ll let you remotely lock the device and let you set up a passcode, keeping would-be thieves from using it. In the Lost Mode, it’ll also ask you for a callback number and will let you send a message to the device such as “This iPhone has been lost. Please call me.” You can message the phone multiple times.
If you have sensitive information on the device that you’d rather not have stolen, you can also remotely erase it. This will wipe the iPhone 5 clean of all your data, but — and this is a big but — you will also lose the ability to track the device. Use this with caution.
If you have located your device but think it may be in the hands of thieves, don’t hesitate to call police. Since Apple launched Find My iPhone a few years ago, police have been able to help retrieve the devices. Lock the iPhone as soon as you think you’ve lost it. Some tech savvy thieves know how to disable the “Find My iPhone” service.
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