Apple has this really nice feature that comes standard with your iPhone. It enables you to track your iPhone at any time. It also allows you to send it a message or play a sound that will even play if your iPhone is on silent.
To set your iPhone up to be able to do this follow these easy steps:
- Make sure you have an Apple ID or iTunes account.
- On your iPhone go to Settings
- Select iCloud
- Sign in to your account if needed.
- Turn "Find my iPhone" On
You iPhone will now be set up to be located at any time. You can do the same process with your iPad or iPad Mini and even your Mac.
To find your iPhone follow these steps:
- Go to www.icloud.com
- Sign in
- Select "Find my iPhone"
Your iPhone will now be located. If you are unable to recover your iPhone you can select "Erase iPhone" which will clear all your content off the iPhone so that no one can access your details. If you select this option you will no longer be able to track your iPhone.
We recently had the great experience of catching a criminal by using this feature. He was caught with all the stolen good in his procession and went straight to jail. He was not awarded bail and the detective ensured us that there is no possible way that he could get out of jail as he was in possession of the stolen goods.
We encourage you to activate this feature and use it to help catch criminals in South Africa.