iOS, like Android, has a powerful tool for finding a lost or stolen device. All you have to do is go to “Find my iPhone” and, if the mobile is on, see where it is on a map. But what if we have an iPhone and we do not have another iDevice from which to access the application? Absolutely nothing, since you can do it without any problem from an Android mobile or tablet.
The process is extremely simpleYou just have to make sure that you had the “Find my iPhone” option and the location activated. In the same way, it will be strictly necessary for you to remember your Apple ID password, since you will need it to be able to follow the steps.
As simple as accessing iCloud
“Find my iPhone”, although it is an independent app from iOS, can also be used from the browser via iCloud web. To do this, take any Android device that you have at home (or the computer, it also works) and follow the following steps:
- Go to icloud.com/find-my-iphone.
- Sign in with your Apple ID.
- All your iOS devices on which you have entered your account will automatically appear.
- Select the iPhone and voila, its location will appear on the map.
If you have reached step four it is because the phone is on, so you can also do some things to, if you cannot get it back, at least prevent them from being able to access it. The options that appear are “Play sound” (ideal for when you lose it at home), “Lost mode” (which blocks it completely) and “Erase iPhone”, which removes all the content that you have stored inside.
iCloud is an official Apple tool, so you can enter your Apple ID without problem
On Android there are some third-party applications that can be used for this same purpose, such as xFi Locator, but in this type of situation it is always recommended opt for official tools, and the iCloud web is.