What does a pack, the back sit of a cab, and a bathroom have in common? They’re all places I’ve enjoyed most of the time, and guess what? I often forgot my phone. But hey , my friends or a helpful stranger have always spotted my phone before I leave it behind for good.

I might not be so lucky nest time. At some point, I’ll end up like a lot of people, and lose my precious smartphone. When it happens, I’m going to have take a few steps to make sure that my data (INFO) doesn’t end up in someone else’s hands. But should in case you lose your phone, you’ll need to follow these simple steps.

For iPhone Users

Say your smartphone is currently sliding around the backseat of a cab across Lagos State, and you want to get it back; what should you do? Simple, lol. Well, good news. If your phone is still powered on, you can use location tracking to find it on the map, and retrieve it back.

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If you are an iPhone user, you might have heard of a feature called Find My iPhone. It works perfectly exactly like it sounds. It helps you to find your iPhone, or any other Apple device. Since your phone is missing, though, you’ll have to open the app on another iOS device like your iPad to use these features.

I don’t have another iOS device, so how can I locate my lost iPhone

If it happens that you don’t have another iOS device, then you can sign on to  iCloud.com using your Apple (AAPL) ID, and use Find My iPhone via your web browser. From thier you can locate your iPhone on a map. You can also use the feature to locate your Apple, Watch, iPad, Mac, or AirPods. But if you know that your phone was stolen call the police and let them handle it. Don’t go looking for it alone.

My iphone is dead, can I still locate my iPhone. Yes Find my phone will still let you know its last location before the battery gave up.

If your phone’s battery is still running, you can use Find My iPhone to make your device play a sound, which helps if you lost your phone or tablet between your couch cushions. The distance on this is unlimited since it uses the cloud to send your phone a signal to make noise. Similarly, you can put your phone into Lost Mode, which will let you display a number on your phone’s screen so that whoever finds it will know how to reach you.

When in Lost Mode, Apple Pay will be disabled, so no one will be able to use your credit or debit cards stored in your Apple Wallet. Find My iPhone also automatically enables Activation Lock, which means someone can’t turn off Find My iPhone or reset your device without also entering your username and password.

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But what if you’ve lost your phone and there’s no chance of getting it back? Then your best bet to ensure the data stored on your device stays private is to erase your iPhone. To do that, navigate to Find My iPhone, and choose the Erase option. If your iPhone is dead or turned off, it will erase itself as soon as it connects to the internet. If you do end up recovering your phone, after erasing it, you’ll have to restore it from a previous backup.

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