With “Find My”, you can keep track of your Apple devices and supported items, like your keys with an AirTag attached, and share your location with your favorite people. We’ll show you how to turn on Find My, how to locate a device or item, and how to share your location.
When you sign into iCloud on a new device, Find My turns on automatically. To adjust it, open Settings, tap your name, tap Find My, and tap Find My iPhone. If Find My is set up on your iPhone, your paired Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones will automatically be set up, too.
If you turn on “Send Last Location”, your device sends its location to Apple if its battery is critically low, so you can see its last known location if the battery dies. To help locate a missing device or item, open the “Find My” app on another device signed in with the same Apple ID or a device that belongs to a member of your Family Sharing group. Or you can sign in to iCloud.com/find on any mobile device or desktop browser. To locate a missing item, like an AirTag attached to your keys, tap “Items”. If you’re looking for a missing device, tap “Devices”. Here, you’ll see a list of your devices with Find My enabled and a map with their last known locations. Select a device, then swipe up on the handle to see your options.
To help find a nearby device, tap “Play Sound” then your device will play a chime. Or you can tap “Directions” to see it on a map and track it down. If you’d like to receive a notification when you accidentally leave one of your devices behind, you can turn on “Notify When Left Behind”.
If your device is far away or in an unfamiliar location, you can tap “Activate under Mark As Lost”. This remotely locks your device with its passcode and lets you display a message with your contact information on its screen in case someone finds it. The device must be connected to the internet to activate Lost Mode.
Think your device is lost for good? You can erase it remotely by tapping “Erase This Device”. Once you do this, you can still track your device and if you do eventually find it, you’ll have to restore it from a previously saved backup. You can also use the Find My app to share your location with family and friends. Tap the “People” tab.
Anyone sharing their location with you will be listed here. Tap “Share My Location”, choose a contact, and tap “Send”. Then decide how long to share your location. Your friend gets a notification and can choose to share their location back with you. And that’s how to use Find My to keep track of what’s most important to you. Stay connected with Find My.