Losing your iPhone can be a stressful experience, but luckily Apple has built in a locator feature to help find your device. In this article, we are going to explain how to locate your iPhone and some tips to avoid losing your device in the future.

Enable "Find My iPhone"

The first step to locating your iPhone is to make sure the "Find My iPhone" feature is enabled on your device. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone
  2. Tap your name at the top of the screen
  3. Select "Locate" from the list
  4. Slide the slider to enable "Find My iPhone"

Once you enable this feature, your iPhone will be able to be located if you lose it.

Locate your iPhone

Once you have enabled "Find My iPhone", you can locate your device by following these steps:

  1. Open the "Find" app on another Apple device, such as an iPad or Mac
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID if needed
  3. Select the iPhone you want to locate from the list of devices associated with your Apple account
  4. If your iPhone is on and connected to the internet, you will be able to see its location on a map in the “Find My Phone” app. You can also play a sound to help find your device if you are near.

If your iPhone is turned off or offline, you can still use "Find My iPhone" to get notified when your device is online. This can be useful if your iPhone just needs to be charged or if someone else found it and turned it on.

Other tips to avoid losing your iPhone

Although "Find My iPhone" is a useful feature for finding a lost iPhone, it's still better not to lose your device in the first place. Here are some tips to avoid losing your iPhone:

  • Keep your iPhone in a secure pocket or bag when you're on the go
  • Avoid leaving your iPhone on a table in a public place
  • Enable passcode to prevent others from accessing your device
  • If you often lose your iPhone, consider using a protective case to avoid scratches or damage that could make your device hard to identify.

By following these tips, you can greatly reduce the risk of losing your iPhone.


Losing your iPhone is a stressful experience, but with the "Find My iPhone" function, it is easier to find it. By enabling this feature on your device and following some simple tips to avoid losing your iPhone, you can avoid many problems.