How to Enable Find My iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Find My iPhone is a useful feature that allows you to locate your lost or stolen iPhone using the built-in GPS technology. By enabling Find My iPhone, you can track the location of your device, play a sound to help you find it, remotely lock it, and even erase its data if necessary. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to enable Find My iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings

To enable Find My iPhone, start by opening the Settings app on your iPhone. Look for the gear icon on your home screen and tap on it to open the Settings.

Step 2: Tap on Your Name

Once you are in the Settings app, scroll down until you find your name or Apple ID at the top of the screen. Tap on it to access your Apple ID settings.

Step 3: Select “Find My”

In your Apple ID settings, look for “Find My” near the top of the list. It should be located just below your name and profile picture. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Enable “Find My iPhone”

In the “Find My” settings menu, you will see an option labeled “Find My iPhone.” It should be at the top of the list under “Find My.”

Tap on the toggle switch next to “Find My iPhone” to enable it. You may need to enter your Apple ID password or use Touch ID/Face ID for authentication.


If you are using iOS 13 or later, this option might be labeled as “Find My” instead of “Find My iPhone.”

Step 5: Enable Send Last Location (Optional)

Below the “Find My iPhone” toggle switch, you will find an optional setting called “Send Last Location.” Enabling this feature will automatically send the last known location of your iPhone to Apple when the battery is critically low.

It can be helpful in case your device runs out of battery and you need to locate it later. Toggle on “Send Last Location” if you want to take advantage of this feature.

Step 6: Confirm Your Settings

After enabling Find My iPhone and configuring any additional settings, make sure to go back and double-check your settings. Ensure that “Find My iPhone” is turned on and that you have enabled any other desired options.


You have successfully enabled Find My iPhone on your device. Now, if your iPhone ever gets lost or stolen, you can use another Apple device or a web browser to locate it using the Find My app or website.


If you ever misplace your iPhone, you can use another Apple device with the Find My app or log in to to track its location, play a sound, lock it remotely, or erase its data if necessary.

  • Remember to keep Find My iPhone enabled at all times for maximum security.
  • Never share your Apple ID password with anyone.
  • If you lose your device, immediately mark it as lost using the Find My app or website.

By following these steps and keeping Find My iPhone enabled, you can greatly increase the chances of recovering your lost or stolen device. Stay safe and keep track of your valuable iPhone at all times!

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