The Find my iPhone feature makes it easy to locate your lost and stolen iOS device, and with the introduction of the Activation Lock feature in iOS 7, Apple has made it even more difficult for someone who has stolen or found your iPhone to use your device.
Find my iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Sometimes finding your iPhone can mean finding something even more important, as was the case for one teenager in Pennsylvania.
Some iCloud users are finding that unknown or old Macs are showing up in the Find My iPhone web app, according to reports on Twitter. In some cases, users have the ability to remotely lock and erase computers they don’t own, which makes it a pretty serious issue.
Losing, or having you phone stolen can be an extremely stressful and annoying process. While we all try to be careful, mistakes happen and iPhones and iPads are lost every day. If you have lost your device there are more than a few things you can do in hopes to recover it or at least have peace of mind that your data won’t be stolen.
Thanks to their high resale value, iPhones have always been a big target for pickpockets and thieves. But in big cities like New York and San Francisco, iPhone thefts are falling drastically, all because of Activation Lock.
Since 2012, Apple has been working diligently on removing Google from its mapping services, both on mobile and through the iCloud website.
Find my iPhone can be a very useful feature when you’ve lost or misplaced your iPhone. However, prior to iOS 8, one of the downsides of the feature has been that if the device runs out of battery then the feature was useless as you couldn’t track it, nor could you find the last location of your device.