If you look at the settings related to the security of user data on the iPhone, then we can say that Apple has no equal in this. The Cupertino company was one of the first to easily find lost iPhone and remotely block or completely erase all data from it. The most interesting thing is that although the number of thefts of apple devices has decreased, these devices still attract intruders. It is enough just to improvise a little with the settings, and the lost one can be found.
❗️ЕЩЕ БОЛЬШЕ СТАТЕЙ ОБ APPLE ИЩИТЕ В НАШЕМ ДЗЕНЕ СОВЕРШЕННО БЕСПЛАТНО
First of all, you need to make sure that the iPhone cannot be disconnected from the network, and it constantly transmits its geolocation in iCloud. Once you’ve set that up, all that’s left is to secure your entry into iCloud web version and you can track iPhone on the map. In this material, we tell you how to make all these settings and quickly find lost iphone.
How to turn off Control Center on the lock screen
As soon as biometric protection appeared in iPhones, I always advise everyone to configure this setting and use it to unlock the smartphone. Moreover, as touch IDand face ID work at excellent speed and do not cause any discomfort. Therefore, for greater security of your data, be sure to enable one of these unlock methods. Plus, set up a long, arbitrary password that cannot be guessed.
Passwords and biometrics are great, of course, but if anyone who picks up your phone can disconnect it from the network, then all your further efforts will come to naught. That is why it is necessary to restrict access to control center when the screen is locked:
- Open settings on iPhone.
- Go to the “Face ID and Passcode” section.
- Scroll down to the Lock Screen Access block and turn off the Control Center switch.
❗️ПОДПИСЫВАЙСЯ НА ТЕЛЕГРАМ-КАНАЛ СУНДУК АЛИБАБЫ, ЧТОБЫ ПОКУПАТЬ ТОЛЬКО ЛУЧШИЕ ТОВАРЫ С АЛИЭКСПРЕСС
Now until the moment you unlock iPhone, Control Center cannot be opened from the upper right corner. This prevents you from turning off cellular data, Wi-Fi, or putting your device into airplane mode. And this means that the iPhone will continue to be online and transmit its iCloud location.
How to turn on Find My iPhone
But after all, no one prevents intruders from turning off your phone. And even for such a situation, Apple has provided additional settings, which, when activating Find My iPhone many users forget:
- Open the settings on your iPhone.
- At the very top of the page, select your account.
- Go to Latitude and click on Find My iPhone.
- Make sure all the toggles are enabled: Find My iPhone, Latitude Network, and Last Location.
Network Latitude lets you find your iPhone even if it’s not connected to the internet or even turned off. Of course, the location determination will not be as accurate, but it will be possible to roughly understand where your smartphone is. And the last location will come in handy in case they try to discharge the phone. It will automatically send its location in iCloudwhen the battery becomes critically low.
How to sign in to Apple ID without a phone
And even that is not enough to find or lock iPhone remotely. Many owners Apple smartphones there is no other equipment of the company. And taking into account the fact that sign in to Apple ID requires two-factor authentication, problems begin. It would be possible to receive a confirmation code in the form of SMS, but there is no phone, and SIM card recovery requires additional time. In the absence of a trusted contact, you can do this from any, even a demo device in the store:
- Install the Apple Support app and launch it.
- Click “Passwords and Security”.
- Select Reset Apple ID Password.
- Click the Get Started button and select Another Apple ID.
- You just have to mark the unlock option that is convenient for you and follow the instructions on the screen.
In order not to reinvent the wheel, be sure to configure confidential contact, which will be able to receive codes for your account. This is done as follows:
- Open the settings on your iPhone.
- Go to the “Password and Security” section.
- Select “Account Recovery”.
- Click “Add Contact” and select the user who will receive verification codes.
❗️ПОДПИШИСЬ НА НАШ ЧАТИК В ТЕЛЕГРАМЕ. ТАМ ТЕБЕ ОТВЕТЯТ НА ЛЮБЫЕ ВОПРОСЫ
Now, if you lose your smartphone with your phone number, you can always get into iCloud and see the location of your iPhone. But remember that a regular SIM card can be easily pulled out of the phone, and the Internet will naturally disappear.
Change SIM card to eSIM
To be completely safe, you can convert a regular SIM card to an eSIM or get an additional eSIM. And then the smartphone will always be online until the battery runs out. The conversion of a physical SIM card into a built-in one occurs through your operator. Here’s how Beeline does it:
This is how I look at all these settings and understand that more than half of the users will not even bother with them, hoping for a chance. It only takes five minutes to install them. But how many headaches subsequently may not be.
Once again I urge everyone to adjust all these parameters. You may not need them now, but just read my experience of finding a stolen iPhone and understand that no one is immune from this. And it’s good that in my situation everything ended positively. Some people might not be so lucky. But initially everything would have been done as it should, and there would have been no need to rush from side to side in an attempt to detect the loss. If you don’t want to delve into the Latitude and your account, then at least turn off Control Center from the lock screen. This will already be a big step.