How to locate and remove data from a lost iPhone

In this article we will go through how to locate and remove data from a lost iPhone. For the iPhone, the loss of a phone can be a significant concern. But you can always find a misplaced iPhone if you use the right techniques. Also, the phone’s data can be wiped, therefore preventing misuse of the phone. This feature is provided via the iPhone’s Find My iPhone feature.

Let’s see how to locate my iPhone.

How to enable find my iPhone

  • First, open the Settings from phone screen.
  • Tap on the Apple ID on top.
  • Finally, use the “Find My iPhone” setting in ID.

How to locate your iOS device,

  • Open http://icloud.com/find in browser
  • Log in with your Apple ID and password
  • As long as your iPhone is within range, it will now be shown on the map where you are.
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How to Play Sounds on Your Lost iPhone

  • Open http://icloud.com/find in browser
  • Log in with your Apple ID and password
  • Click All Devices on the map to locate the phone’s position.
  • Select your iPhone from the list.
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  • In order to make sound play, you must now click the play sound button, which will play a vibration and beep sound.
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How to add lost mark to your iPhone

  • You can enable lost mode on the screen’s window now.
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  • Next, you’ll have to input a number of your choice.
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  • Please enter a personal greeting now.
  • Both of them then display on the iPhone screen, whereupon the iPhone is rendered inaccessible.

How to delete data from a lost iPhone

  • Click Erase iPhone as shown in screen below.

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  • You will see the Delete window appear. Your approval will be requested first after this.
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  • When you’re positive you’ve clicked on Erase, do the deletion.
  • This process will completely erase all the info on the phone.

Warning: Deleting your iPhone’s data also disables its location tracking.

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