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What to Do If Your iPhone Gets Lost - 29.Jul.2016 5:00:02 AM   


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Here are two situations when it comes to iPhone get lost, one is that you forget where it is while it is safe. You can use another mobile device to have it play a sound by calling or texting to it. Another is that it is stolen or you won’t be able to get it back. In this case, the top affair you do should be protecting your iPhone data from being known to others over finding device itself. Losing device is just a matter of money; however the divulgence can be a disaster. Let’s see how you can protect the data if your iPhone gets lost.

Part1. Take Use of Find My iPhone to Erase Lost iPhone

Apple always has been so thoughtful for it users. One of the embodiments lies in its unique function called Find My iPhone. So if you’re unlucky to have your iPhone lost or stolen, you can don’t be panic as Find My iPhone will help you out.

1. Log into iCloud.com with your Apple ID in web browser. Then find Find My iPhone and click it.

2. Click All Devices and select your lost or stolen device from the drop-down list. And you will see the last time your iPhone check in and other three options: Play Sound, Lost Mode, Erase iPhone.

3. Click Erase iPhone. When prompted, click Yes to continue. In case of others to get access to the data on your lost device, you can erase your device remotely. This means that all information on your missing iPhone will be removed and you can’t track or locate lost iPhone any more.

Warm tip:
1.Once you erase lost iPhone, it can’t be located or tracked anymore. So if there is any chance you can get lost iPhone back, you can use Lost Mode. That’s to send custom message with your phone number on your lost iPhone’s lock screen like “This iPhone has been lost, please call me”. In this way, you are still able to keep track of it and all credit or debit cards to Apple Pay will be suspended.

2.Change passwords of Apple ID and other internet accounts like Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, etc. is other way to prevent others from violating your iPhone data.

3.You can also report your lost or stolen iPhone to you carrier to disable related account and data use.

4.Erasing data can be risky. Thus back up your iPhone regularly is always a wise action.

5.If you are so lucky to get your lost iPhone back, you can use FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery to restore iPhone from backup. It gives you access to restore iPhone data including photos, videos, messages, contacts, call history, notes, etc. from iTunes or iCloud backup file.

Since Find My iPhone is the only way to locate and track lost iPhone, so you’d better enable it the moment you receive a fresh iPhone for future consideration.

< Message edited by victorclin -- 29.Jul.2016 5:06:47 AM >
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