How Do I Track My Stolen iPhone Online with iLostFinder App
Often times, we tend to lose our smartphone and/or tablets and get so worked up that we don’t think rationally about finding the device, even putting ourselves in harm’s way. Tracking a lost/stolen device especially an Apple device, say – tracking a lost/stolen iPhone smartphone shouldn’t be much of a challenge in this day and age, but I wonder why some people still get confused on the process of going about it.
I get quite a few questions like; how do I track my stolen iPhone and get it back? please how do I track my iPhone without an iPhone? Can I track my stolen iPhone online? What is the best way to track my iPhone? Well, I’ll be breaking down these questions in the simplest and least complicated words to help you recover your device via a trusted app. For the folks asking if you can track your iPhone without an app, well, you’d have to search the pockets of every suspected phone thief.
In a nutshell, I’ll be summarizing the whole questions to just one question;
How do I track my lost/stolen iPhone with iLostFinder app?
Just before we delve into full details, let me take a brief moment to explain to you what iLostFinder app is. iLostFinder app is an anti-theft iPhone app which compliments Apple’s Find My iPhone app to ensure your device is never stolen, or if for any reason at all it is, then retrieving it should be easy as A,B,C.
To get started with tracking your stolen iPhone with iLostFinder app, ensure you already have the app installed on your device. You should enable Apple’s Find My iPhone App as well.
After installation of the iLostFinder app, head over to the settings tab, scroll till you find the just installed iLostFinder anti-theft app, enter your pass code – default is 1234, but you already know you would have to change it right?), then start the tweaking process which isn’t any stressful.
Head over to the monitored events tab in settings, there you would see a variety of anti-theft options that have been put in place by iLostFinder developers to ensure your device never gets stolen.
- Prevent power off: Choosing this setting will prevent your iPhone from being shut down when holding down the power button. It does this by asking for your password. If the thief fails to enter the correct password in 10 seconds, it will automatically trigger some anti theft actions like play your chosen alarm sound, display your chosen alert message or even take photo of the thief and send it to your mail.
- Disable internet and/or pull out SIM card: The app disallows such events, except the password has been correctly entered.
The big question now is "how do I track my iPhone online"?
To track your device online, you simply need to enable "Find My iPhone" on your iPhone/iPad/iPod (after downloading iLostFinder app, this should come next). Then you should have a reliable personal hotspot ready. You can use your friends or family relations mobile hotspot or if you have another device, then fine. In event of your stolen iPhone, you simply connect to the personal hotspot on the other device. Since iLostFinder would restrain your device from being powered off, the internet on your stolen iPhone would automatically connect with the previously paired personal hotspot. Thus, your lost iPhone/iPad/iPod will connect to your personal hotspot automatically, and if nearby, you can easily find the device. If your device has been missing for about 24hours+, the lost mode feature would give you details of where your device has been during that time frame. A perfect way to keep track of your iOS device!
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