How to Find A Lost iPhone That Is Turned Off

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Jerry Wiggins

How to find a dead iPhone? The method is easy. Just enable the Find My iPhone last known location features. Read the article and explore how to find the last location of an iPhone, even if it’s dead or offline,what to do after you have located your lost iPhone, and how to find an iPhone without Find My iPhone.

 

 Find A Lost iPhone That Is Turned Off

 

 

Part 1. How to Find A Dead iPhone with Find My iPhone

 

Find My iPhone still works even if the phone is dead. But you should set up last know location feature of Find My iPhone before your iPhone is lost. If you don’t set up this features and keep it turned on, you will find it hard to track your lost iPhone. Just the steps to set up the feature.

 

Step 1. Go to Settings.

 

Step 2. Tap on your name.

 

Step 3. Tap Find My

 

Step 4. Tap Find My iPhone

 

Step 5. Turn on Send Last Location. The feature enables to automatically send the location of your device to Apple when its battery is low.

 

Part 2. 3 Free Methods to Find A Lost iPhone

 

If your phone is dead, you can go to the last place of your iPhone located before battery is dead. If your lost iPhone is offline but not dead, you can find the lost iPhone’s current location using nearby Apple devices of Find My app to . Here are three options for you to find the last location of an iPhone with Find My.

 

Method 1. Find A Lost iPhone with A Different Apple Device

 

Except for iPhone, if you own other Apple device, iPad or Mac, you can use one of these devices to find your lost iPhone that is turned off.

 

Step 1. Open the Find My app.

 

Step 2. Tap the Devices tab.

 

Step 3. A map will pop up with a list of your Find My-enable devices. Select your iPhone from the list of devices.

 

Method 2. Find A Lost iPhone with icloud.com

 

You can also track your lost iPhone with Find iPhone of icloud.com. Here is how:

 

Step 1. Go to the website icloud.com.

 

Step 2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

 

Step 3. A notice will prompt. Click Allow to agree the use of iCloud.com on the device your are using and complete two-factor authorization.

 

Step 4. Click Find iPhone App.

 

Step 5. Select All devices at the top and choose your missing iPhone. Then the map will display where your lost iPone is located.

 

Method 3. Using A Friend's iPhone or iPad

 

You can use a friend’s iPhone or iPad to track your lost iPhone. You don’t need to sign out from their ID in settings, just use the Me tab on the Find My app to log in remotely. When you are done, remember to sign out so that you will not stay signed in on your friend’s iPhone. Follow the detailed steps.

 

Step 1. Open the Find My app on your friend's iPhone.

 

Step 2. Select the Me tab.

 

Step 3. Choose “Help a Friend” at the bottom.

 

Step 4. Log into iCloud with your Apple ID and password.

 

Step 5. A list of devices appears at the bottom of the screen, choose your lost iPhone.

 

Step 6. The screen will display a circle around the area where your iPhone is located, and will zoom in if necessary.

 

Part 3. How to Find A Lost iPhone without Find My iPhone

 

Just enable location history for Google Maps. Location history with Google maps will be able to tell you the last location of your lost iPhone even without Find My iPhone. If you haven't enabled Google Maps location history, consider doing it now in case you lose the phone in the future.

 

Step 1. Head over to www.google.com/maps/timeline.

 

Step 2. Make sure you’re logged into your Google account.

 

Step 3. Select the date your iPhone went missing.

 

Step 4. Check your last location and go get that phone!

 

Part 4. How to Recover a Lost iPhone Once You've Located It

 

We will introduce scenarios in detail.

 

1. Your lost phone is dead or turned off

The iPhone shown on the map is as a black screen. And you will see red text in the sidebar. It tells you where the Find My iPhone last known location was saved. You can toggle on Notify When Found to send notifications and a location update to your iPad the next time your lost iPhone is turned on.

 

2. Your lost iPhone is turned on

Your iPhone will show on the map as a colorful Home screen. And you will see a battery icon in the sidebar showing remaining battery life. You can use the map to locate your iPhone if it’s nearby. You can also click on Directions to get Apple Maps directions if it’s far.

 

3. Your lost iPhone is offline but not dead

Tap Play Sound to help you locate your iPhone when it's near.

 

4. Lost mode

In case someone finds your lost iPhone, you can choose Lost Mode. It will remotely lock your device and display a custom message with a phone number where you can be reached.

 

5. Erase iPhone

If you think your iPhone is permanently lost or stolen, and actually you fail to find your lost iPhone with certain steps, then you can erase iPhone.

 

Conclusion

 

The best way to keep your phone secure, especially when you're traveling or in unfamiliar areas, is to keep a close eye on it and never relax. Be cautious. Don't keep your phone out in the open where someone can grab it and run off.

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