How to Turn on Find My iPhone


This wikiHow will teach you how to enable the Find My iPhone feature on your phone to help you track your device in the event that it is lost or misplaced.

Part 1
iPhone or iPad

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This is a grey icon with cogs that will appear on one of your home screens. This may also be located in a "Utilities" folder on one of your home screens.

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This will be in the fourth set of options.

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If you are already signed in you can skip this step. Enter your email. Enter your password. Tap Sign in. If you do not have an account you can tap Create Free Apple ID to make one.

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Find My iPhone will now send location data to Apple that you can use to help recover your device in the event that you can’t find it. If location services are not enabled, you will be notified to switch it on, since it is required for Find My iPhone to function. Tap the Settings button that appears to be automatically taken to the location services page and slide the Location Services button to “On”.

Part 2
Mac

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Go to the Apple menu, then choose "System preferences".

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This will turn on Find my iPhone on your Mac computer.