Today’s world is becoming more smartphone- centric and is such a situation if your iPhone gets stolen or lost then it may be one of the biggest curses.
As you all are well aware that iPhone comes with hefty price tags and phones nowadays carries a lot of important data which is at the risk if it gets stolen.
Hence, it is imperative to be wise enough to keep some apps accessible that can assist you whenever your phone gets stolen or lost.
In this article you will go through top 5 apps that can help you to track and recover your iPhone.
The list includes both the third party apps as well as IOS native apps.
Let’s take a look
- Find My iPhone
This app from apple is well known for finding lost and stolen iPhones and iPads. This app works by showing the location of your phone on a visual map by taking into account the last location of the phone. The best part of this app is the “Lost Mode”. It locks the phone and then exhibits a custom message. It carries numerous options like you can play a sound, lock your phone, exhibits a custom message, view location history, etc.
To activate this app on your phone, follow the below- mentioned steps:
- Go to settings and then on the top click on your apple id.
- Click on iCloud and then search for Find My Phone. After that, click on its switch in order to enable it.
If your phone has been lost, you can recover it by using this app by following these steps:
- In a browser, open iCloud and sign in your account.
- Tap on “Find iPhone” and fill in your details related to your Apple ID.
- After that, click on ‘All Devices’ and then tap the name of your device which has been stolen or lost.
- Your device will be shown on a map. You can also zoom in and out the map.
- Find My Friends
With the help of this app from apple, you can find your family and friends. By making use of a simple trick, you can locate your stolen or lost phone too. What you have to do is to ask any of your family member or friend to track your iPhone by making use of their iPhone.
The features of this app includes sharing your location, following the location of your friend or family member and hiding your location.
To set up this app on your phone you can follow the below steps:
- Open this app on your iPhone and tap on “Add Friends”.
- Tap send by choosing one or more than one contacts from your list.
- In order to never stop sharing, tap on “Share Indefinitely” in the time option.
- After the above steps, ask your friends or family members to accept your request related to sharing of location.
- To activate the same, tap on “Share My Location”.
To discover the lost device, following steps are to be adhered to:
- In your phone, open “Find My Friends” in your contacts.
- On the given map, you can check the location of your phone.
- Prey Anti- Theft
This third- party application is built to help you in finding the stolen or lost iPhone. With the help of this application, you will be able to connect and see all the devices in a single interface. The best part is that this application can take a picture of the person who has your phone, gives alert when the phone leaves or enters a particular location.
You can use this step with the help of following steps:
- Install the application on your phone
- Follow the instructions that will pop up on the screen.
You can find your phone with the help of this app by following the below steps:
- In a browser, open Prey project and log in into your account by filling all the requirements.
- A list of devices will appear on the screen. Choose among them, your device.
- Tap on the option ‘missing’.
- You can also activate the options of network info, alarm or alert, lock the device, etc.
- Fone Home
This is also a third- party application which helps in retrieving a lost or stolen device. By making use of a single account, you can track indefinite number of devices. It has the ability to store last 100 locations. In addition, it can also take the picture of the person who is holding your phone and then play a loud alarm as well.
Follow the below steps to set up this app on your device:
- Create an account on that device which you want to protect first.
- Allow the app to access front camera of your phone, use the location of the device and send you alerts.
When your device gets stolen or misplaced, follow these steps:
- Visit the app and log in to your account.
- From the list of devices, select your device and a map will appear in front of you.
- You can also make use of other options like enabling the lost mode, making loud siren, sending notifications, etc.
- Device Locator
With the help of this app, you can view the location of your family and friends and can also track your lost device. Just like Fone Home, this app also helps to locate unlimited devices by using a solo account.
Use this app with the help of the following steps:
- Install the app on your device.
- Sign in to your account.
- In the places tab, add locations visited by you, your family and friends.
In case of stolen or lost phone, you can follow the below steps:
- Open the app on any other IOS device.
- Log in to your account.
- Go to devices tab and then check the location of your device.