Find My Apple Device

You can use Find My iPhone to:

  • See the locations of your devices on a map
  • Lock and track the location of your iOS 6 device using Lost Mode
  • Lock your iOS 5 device or Mac computer
  • Make your device play a sound
  • Erase the information on your device

Setup on iOS device

  1. Open the iCloud preferences from the Settings app on the device.
  2. Enable the find my iPhone (or Find my iPad or Find my iPod) option.

Setup on Mac

  1. Open the iCloud preferences from the System Preferences  application.
  2. Select the Find My Mac checkbox, then confirm that you want to allow Find My iPhone to use the location of this Mac.

Find, Lock or Wipe a lost or stolen device.

  1. Sign into the iCloud website with your Apple ID.
  2. Click the Find my iPhone icon.
  3. Click the Devices button in the top left of the page and choose the lost device.
  4. If your device is found, it will display in the map view.
  5. Other options vary slightly depending on what kind of device you are viewing.


  • Play sound
  • Lock
  • Erase Mac
  • Notify when found (if device is offline)


  • Play sound
  • Lost mode*
  • Erase iOS device
  • Notify when found (if device is offline)

*Lost mode allows you to lock your iOS device and display a message and contact phone number on the lock screen.