Find my iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

iCloud.com web maps for ‘Find My iPhone’ switch away from Google

iCloud.com web maps for ‘Find My iPhone’ switch away from Google

Since 2012, Apple has been working diligently on removing Google from its mapping services, both on mobile and through the iCloud website.

iOS 8 Tip: Enable ‘Send Last Location’ to make it easier to find your iPhone

iOS 8 Tip: Enable ‘Send Last Location’ to make it easier to find your iPhone

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.

How to check Activation Lock Status before buying used iPhone or iPad to confirm it’s not a lost or stolen device

How to check Activation Lock Status before buying used iPhone or iPad to confirm it’s not a lost or stolen device

In iOS 7, Apple added an anti-theft feature called Activation Lock to the Find My iPhone service, which ties your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your Apple ID so that your lost or stolen iOS device cannot be used or restored without the login credentials.

California’s smartphone anti-theft bill now pending governor approval

California’s smartphone anti-theft bill now pending governor approval

In February, we reported that California was introducing a bill that would soon require all smartphones and tablets to employ anti-theft technologies. A few months later, the Senate passed that bill. Now, the potential law rests in the hands of the California governor. 

‘Find My iPhone’ helps man track down stolen car in Peru

‘Find My iPhone’ helps man track down stolen car in Peru

There has been a lot of interesting story lines surrounding Find My iPhone over the years, as the security feature has helped numerous Apple users find their stolen or misplaced iPhones and iPads. But for one Peruvian man, the tracking tool helped him locate much more than just a stolen smartphone or tablet. 

New iCloud Removal service bypasses Apple’s Activation Lock feature

New iCloud Removal service bypasses Apple’s Activation Lock feature

In iOS 7, Apple added a anti-theft feature called Activation Lock to the Find My iPhone service, which ties your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your Apple ID so that your lost or stolen iOS device, cannot be used or restored without the login credentials.

Police say iOS 7’s Activation Lock feature has helped reduce iPhone theft in major cities

Police say iOS 7’s Activation Lock feature has helped reduce iPhone theft in major cities

In iOS 7, Apple added a new anti-theft feature called Activation Lock to the Find My iPhone service, which ties your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your Apple ID so that your lost or stolen iOS device, cannot be used or restored without the login credentials.

New Find my iPhone feature in iOS 8 automatically sends the last known location when battery drains to a critical level

New Find my iPhone feature in iOS 8 automatically sends the last known location when battery drains to a critical level

Apple unveiled iOS 8 at the WWDC Keynote yesterday, where it showcased some of the major new features such as Interactive Notifications, QuickType, Family Sharing etc.

FAQ: Can I bypass iCloud Activation Lock?

FAQ: Can I bypass iCloud Activation Lock?

In iOS 7, Apple added a new anti-theft feature called Activation Lock to the Find My iPhone service, which ties your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your Apple ID so that your lost or stolen iOS device, cannot be used or restored without the login credentials.

Ever since Apple has introduced that feature, one of the most frequently asked questions has been: Can I bypass iCloud Activation Lock?

Police concerned about people using ‘Find my iPhone’ for do-it-yourself justice

Police concerned about people using ‘Find my iPhone’ for do-it-yourself justice

Apple released Find my iPhone, which gives you the ability to remotely track your lost or stolen iOS device, as an app in June 10 for MobileMe customers, and was initially available only for some devices. However, with the launch of iCloud, the service became free for all iCloud users.