Having a tracker on your iPhone is essential because you never know when you might misplace the device or if there is a thief who decided to visit your pocket one day. Luckily, you can turn on this feature right on your iPhone without having to install an additional app.
1. Find My iPhone
Labeled as Find My iPhone, this functionality is available as a setting in your iCloud configuration page. When Find My iPhone is enabled, you can track your iPhone from any device with access to the iCloud website.
For example, if I ever misplace my phone, I can just go to iCloud.com on a computer, log in using my Apple ID account used for the Find My iPhone app, and then look up the location of the device.
In addition to Find My iPhone, there are two more options that you can use to share your iPhone location with friends or add more thief-prevention features.
2. Find My Friends
Ever want to track someone’s location using your iPhone? Well, it’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s possible. Find My Friends app is designed to help people share their iPhone location with their contacts. When Find My Friends is downloaded from the App Store, if the app is not on there then it’s already installed on your device, enable “Share My Location” as this allows other people on your contacts to locate you via your iPhone.
Additionally, you can take the initiative and share your location with a particular contact or number. Tap on the Add button on the top right-hand corner and type in the person’s number whose you wish to share your location with in the “To:” field.
The Find My Friends doesn’t work one way; it can help you track your friend’s location as well. Just tell them to perform the above steps and add you to their “Share My Location” list. You will be able to locate them on a real-time map. If you don’t feel comfortable with someone knowing where you are but can’t deny them, then there is a method to send a fake location. Check it out from this tutorial.
If you think Find My iPhone isn’t enough when it comes to preventing thieves or getting your stolen iPhone back, then this tweak is about to capture your attention. In addition to location tracking, iGotYa also has the ability to take pictures of the person who stole your iPhone.
As soon as the thief enter an incorrect password, it will trigger the front camera and take a picture. Any information collected from the tweak will be delivered to your email address. That’s why it is important that you setup this tweak right the first time.
To sum it all up, this article showed you how to track an iPhone, share your location with others, and include a few more security features onto your device.