If your iPhone is not found, Find My iPhone is a true lifesaver. If you use the feature, you can ping your iPhone and even see the current location on a real-time map. But what happens if the battery of your iPhone is empty? My iPhone can not find a dead iPhone, right? You may be surprised that this is possible to a certain extent.
Even before iOS 8, Apple added a feature to Find My iPhone that could potentially save millions of iPhones from premature couch death. The Send Last Position feature lives up to its name and automatically sends the last position of your iPhone to Apple before the battery is empty. A stolen iPhone may not be stored on the go, but it does speak for an iPhone that is silently trapped under your car seat, hiding in your locker at school, or stuck in the desk while you work.
Turn on "Send Last Location" is remarkably easy, first make sure you're upgraded to the latest version of iOS, then open your iPhone's Settings app and touch the top of your name on the "iCloud" page below, scroll down and select "Find my iPhone." If "Find my iPhone" is not set up yet, make sure you do it now.
If "My iPhone If it's gray, tap the switch to turn it green, you will not get a warning message and you will not have to do anything else ̵
However, this should be the case Note that Apple has only been storing this location for 24 hours since it was sent to its servers it was. So you have to react quickly. If you've lost your iPhone and see a message like "Offline," "No Location Available," or "Location Services Off" for the device in "Find My iPhone," it may have exceeded the 24-hour mark.
Finding my iPhone is more than just a way to find your missing iPhone. The tool can help protect your iPhone's valuable and confidential data, even if you do not want to retrieve the iOS device yourself. In fact, it lets you remotely disable Apple Pay to ensure that thieves lose access to an unearned payday.
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