If you own an Apple phone, you may have heard of the helpful tool called Find My iPhone, which helps you track down your phone after it has been lost or stolen.
All iPhone owners should have this tool activated on their phones, because without it you will be missing out on these incredible benefits:
Protects your information.
One of the main reasons why so many people panic about losing their phones is because of the amount of personal information they have stored in their devices. Luckily, Find My iPhone will help you prevent your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. If you ever misplace your phone or have it stolen from you, immediately activate the lost mode on Find My iPhone. This tool will remotely lock your device, denying anyone who picks up your phone access unless they can enter a four-digit security code. This feature of Find My iPhone helps keep your personal information private until you get your device back.
Tells people how to find you.
People who have lost their phones may be wondering how they will ever get it back, since whoever finds it will have no idea how to get in touch with the rightful owner. Luckily, the lost mode on Find My iPhone makes it much easier to tell the person who finds your phone what to do. Use the custom message feature on Find My iPhone and your message will be displayed on the lock screen of your device. You can choose to create a message such as “If found, please call XXX-XXX-XXXX” or “please bring to the police station if found.” Regardless of the messaging you choose, Find My iPhone allows you to tell the person who finds your phone exactly what to do so you can be reunited with your device as soon as possible.
Cuts off your credit cards.
Do you use the Apple wallet app on your iPhone to make paying for goods and services easier? If so, you may be incredibly worried that whoever finds your phone or steals it will have access to all of your credit and debit card information. But, Find My iPhone protects iPhone owners from this, too. When you activate the lost mode of Find My iPhone, Apple will immediately look to see whether you have any personal information stored in your Apple wallet. If you do, Apple will attempt to suspend any debit or credit cards you have stored right away, even if your device is offline at the time. Although you could also call your credit card companies to suspend each of your accounts, it’s much easier to have Apple handle this while you focus on finding your phone.
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