How to Set up Find My iPhone

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In iOS 12 or earlier, turn on Find My iPhone so you can find your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, and AirPods if they go missing.

If you have iOS 13, PadOS, or macOS Catalina, the Find My app combines Find My iPhone and Find My Friends into a single app. Set up the Find My app and turn on Find My [device] to get started.

In iOS 12 or earlier, Find My iPhone helps you locate and protect your Apple device if it’s ever lost or stolen. Just sign in to iCloud.com or the Find My iPhone app to see your missing device on a map, play a sound to help you find it, use Lost Mode to lock and track it, or remotely erase all of your personal information.

How to set up Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, AirPods

  1. Start at your Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Find My iPhone.
  4. Slide to turn on Find My iPhone and Send Last Location.

If you’re asked to sign in, enter your Apple ID. If you forgot your Apple ID, we can help you find it.

When you set up Find My iPhone, your paired Apple Watch and AirPods are automatically set up too.

How to set up Find My Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences.
  2. Click iCloud.
  3. Check the box to turn on Find My Mac.

If you see a Details button next to Find My Mac, click Details > Open Security & Privacy > Enable Location Services. If Enable Location Services is dimmed in Security & Privacy preferences, click  and enter the name and password of the computer administrator.

Learn more

Looking for Find My iPhone in iOS 13?

Locate your devices with the Find My app.

Looking for Find My Friends in iOS 13?

Share your location in the Find My app.


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