How To Activate Find My iPhone

How To Activate Find My iPhone

To activate Find My iPhone, Go to Sign in with the Apple ID and password you used to set up your device for Find My. If you go to and sign in with your Apple ID, you may be asked to enter a code sent to a trusted device.

Find My iPhone Activation Lock is designed to prevent anyone else from using or selling your device. When you enable Find My iPhone on your device, Activation Lock is turned on automatically.

Find your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, or Beats. Or help locate Family Sharing devices.

The Find Devices button on the sign-in webpage.

The Find My iPhone app makes it easy to keep track of your Apple devices — even if they’re offline. You can also locate items using AirTag or Find My technology. Or pinpoint friends and family with Precision Finding. Everyone’s location stays private every step of the way.

You take your devices everywhere. Which means you might leave them anywhere. Get help finding them in the Find My app or new Find My widget, which lets you track your devices at a glance, right on the Home Screen of your iPhone or iPad.

Play a sound to find your device.

When you can’t find something but think it’s nearby or around others who might hear it, you can play a sound to pinpoint its location. The latest AirPods cases have built‑in speakers that deliver louder tones, so it’s even easier to locate them.

Set it so you won’t forget it.

Find My can even let you know if you leave your devices in an unfamiliar location. Just turn on Notify When Left Behind on your iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad. Want to leave your MacBook at the studio? Easy. You can fine tune your notifications by device and location.

Display a message for someone who finds it.

If your device, AirTag or Find My network accessory goes missing, you can put it in Lost Mode. That starts tracking its location, sends you a notification when it pings the network, and sets your passcode to protect your data. You can also let people know how to reach you. They can simply view your message on your device’s Lock Screen, or tap your AirTag with their smartphone to get your contact info and identify what you’ve lost.

Erase it with ease.

Worried that your device has fallen into the wrong hands? You may want to erase it remotely to delete your personal data and reset your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch or Mac. If you retrieve it, you can restore your data from your iCloud backup.

Lock it down. Automatically.

Activation Lock is designed to prevent anyone else from using or selling your device. When you enable Find My on your device, Activation Lock is turned on automatically.

Your Apple ID and password will then be required in order to erase or reactivate it. And if someone is able to erase your device, the Hello screen will show that it’s locked, locatable, and still belongs to you.

You can even find devices that are offline or powered off.

If your missing device can’t connect to the internet or has little to no battery life, the Find My app can still help you track it down using the Find My network — hundreds of millions of iPhone, iPad and Mac devices around the world. Nearby devices securely send the location of your missing device to iCloud, then you can see where it is in the Find My app. It’s all anonymous and encrypted to protect everyone’s privacy.

AirTag can help you find just about anything.

Misplaced your keys? Forgot your purse? If they have AirTag attached, they won’t be lost for long. The Find My network lets you track items on a map, play a sound on your AirTag — and even get the distance and direction to your AirTag with Precision Finding. Share AirTag or Find My network accessories with up to five people, so friends and family can track items, too.