Top 3 Ways to Track Your iPhone




The iPhone has become an important device to its user more so that the iPhone users will normally bring this mobile device everywhere there go. The iPhone have become a necessity for the users not just the use for connectivity but as well as entertainment, as navigation for guide to places, accessing the internet as well as doing some spread sheet office work as well. However, unfortunate event does happen when you least expected and this also involves losing your iPhone. This can happen either you misplaced it or it was stolen. Good thing for the users of iPhone is that iPhone can be considered as a small powerful computer that have GPS installed in it. With the wonders of modern technology, you can actually track your iPhone as long as it is not switch off and is connected to the internet. Here we will list down the top 3 ways you can track your iPhone if you did lost it.

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1. Track using Find iPhone App

The best method to track your lost iPhone is by using the ‘Find iPhone’ app that already pre-installed in your iPhone. The app is available for any Apple devices that have iOS 5 and above. Any users of Apple devices will have a unique Apple ID in which they are recognized within any of their Apple devices. If you have an iPhone and an iPad, it is likely that you are using the same Apple ID.



The good thing about having the same Apple ID throughout your Apple devices is that all your Apple devices interconnected to one another in iCloud. The reason for this is for the seamless interaction you can have with your data or files that you can share or upload across multiple Apple devices. With the iCloud environment, you are able to track where are your Apple devices are located in a map. Below are the steps.

Step 1
Login to your Apple account or iCloud account using other devices such as iPhone, iPad or MacBook.

Step 2
It will then show your iPhone location in a map. However, the iPhone must be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or Cellular network for it to show in the map

Step 3
You have the option of play sound if you find that the iPhone is nearby, or erase the data if your iPhone is stolen and do not want any confidential information to fall in the wrong hand, or put it on lost mode.

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2. Track your iPhone using the internet

Besides the Find iPhone app, you can actually use other different apps and also services out there to track your iPhone. Remember that your iPhone is a small powerful computer that has an embedded GPS in it. Therefore, you can use this function to track your iPhone using other options such as Google and also third party apps. If you want to track your iPhone using Google Timeline, below are the steps.

Step 1
You can start by visiting Google Timeline. Just type Google timeline in the Google search engine.

Step 2
Login to your Google account. The Google timeline will then show the last location of your iPhone was connected via the internet or cellular network.

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3. Track your iPhone using IMEI

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity and which typically consists of 15 numbers. Your iPhone have a unique IMEI number. You can obtain your IMEI number by typing *#06# at your keypad and it will show you a 15 string of numbers. That number represents your iPhone IMEI and only unique to your iPhone. Another way to know your IMEI iPhone number once you lost your phone is by looking at the back of your iPhone at the bottom. However, if you already lost your iPhone and did not recorded your iPhone’s IMEI number, you can always look at the box packaging that comes with your iPhone when you first purchased it. Normally, it is included together with the Box. What you can do with that IMEI number is to bring the number to your cell phone network operator and request for it to be blocked once it is connected to the network. However, some disclaimer here – Not all network operator have a tracking services for lost phone. Read more on how to find your phone using IMEI here. Below are the steps.

Step 1
Type *#06# at your keypad. Your iPhone screen will show a 15 digit string of number. That is your iPhone’s IMEI number. Record it and keep it somewhere safe.

Step 2
Give the IMEI number to your Cellular Network Provider for them to track it. However, please check with your service provider as not all provide this services.



IMEI Check iPhone

IPhone as same as any other smartphones available in the market has its own unique IMEI number. This IMEI number is a string of numbers that are unique to every individual iPhones that was manufactured. IMEI or in the long form is the International Mobile Equipment Identity. Normally, for all smartphones available in the market, the IMEI number can easily be found behind the battery. But, since iPhone is designed so that you could not open the casing, the IMEI number of the iPhone is located behind of your iPhone and at the bottom.



Notice the small little print below the Apple logo? Located there are your printed unique IMEI number. And just in case you want to check whether the number is legit, just type this *#06# into your phone keyboard, and it will then show you a string of number representing the IMEI number of your iPhone. So, if you bought your iPhone legally, the number shown should match the number printed behind your iPhone casing. So, make sure to remember your mobile phone’s IMEI and store it someplace safe. This will prove to be useful if your mobile phone do get lost. You can immediately use this IMEI number by calling your operator and tell them that your mobile phone got stolen or lost. Another interesting thing you can do with your IMEI number is that you can use this number and check the validity of it at selfsolve.apple.com. There you can type in your IMEI number and it will show you the status of your iPhone and show whether it is still under warranty or not. So, please be aware of your iPhone IMEI number that is printed at your iPhone so that you can use the number either to track your phone if it got stolen or to check the validity of your iPhone with Apple.


Apple IMEI Check

For Apple product users, the IMEI for your iphone, ipad or any related Apple’s devices can be used to track your devices as well as to check the warranty and the also the legality of your product. So, how do you obtain the IMEI number of your Apple product? First you can just check the IMEI code in your device by looking at the settings mode. Choose General and then choose About. It will show you the IMEI number.



Jot it down into any piece of paper you can or just snap screen and save it as image in your picture folder. If you are having iPhone 3G up to iPhone 4S model, you can always check the SIM tray for the printed IMEI number. The sim tray also has the serial numbers printed on it. But if you have iPhone 5 and 5s, you can check the box of the iPhone 5. It is printed just at the bottom at the back of the box. It is also printed with ICCID number as well. Another method is to check the IMEI number through iTunes in the device summary tab. There you will find your Apple’s product IMEI number. However, for iPad or iPod touch, you can find the serial numbers and also the IMEI numbers engraved on the back of your devices. It is located at the bottom of the iPad or iPod touch in small print. So, by having this information, it will greatly help you if you lost your Apple devices and you want to track it. This information can come in handy and it is advisable that you jot it down in a piece of paper and put it somewhere safe where you can retrieve it easily if you need it. Other use is to check whether you have an original Apple’s devices and not a clone one.