Everyone loses his or her iPhone every now and then. Usually it turns up in the car, stuck in the couch cushions or somewhere your inquisitive toddler decided to hide it this week. Most of the time, it is recovered without much worry. But that sinking feeling when you realize you have left it at a restaurant, on the bus or in class is something that happens to thousands of people every day.
That’s why The MacExperience strongly recommends setting up all of your iPhones, iPads and iPods and Macs with the Find My iPhone app.
Once you have the app installed and register your Apple ID on the device, you will be able to see its location on a map and display a custom message on the screen like “Please call (***)***-**** if you find this phone for a reward.”
Additionally, you can have the device beep at full volume for two minutes, even if it is set to silent mode.
As more and more important documents, data and images are saved on your phone, the dangers of someone accessing that information increases. That’s why Find My iPhone allows you to lock your iPhone or you can even wipe all personal data from your phone remotely.
The new iOS 6 installs this app automatically, but you’ll still need to register your Apple ID and an iCloud account.
Install it now, if you haven’t already, and test it to make sure it works. Play the sound, try a custom message and lock the device.
If you have questions about security of your Mac products or want additional backup and protection, the Apple Certified specialists at The MacExperience can answer any questions you may have. Visit one of our four Indiana locations at the Greenwood Park Mall, Bloomington, Downtown Indy by IUPUI or our newest location at Hamilton Town Center.