Apple iPhone: How to Locate Your Lost or Stolen Devices

I believe you have misplaced an electronic device at one time or another. Misplacing your electronic gadget whether it is a tablet, phone or even a laptop can have severe consequences. This article will provide you the guides on what you can do to trace all of those gadgets you hold so dear.

Apple Devices

You can download numerous apps through to enable you to trace your device, but one of the easiest ways to locate your device is to use iCloud. In iCloud, you can click a feature termed as “find my iPhone” or “find my Mac”. These two services track your gadgets using a map. They also come with security features that enable you to lock your gadget from The “find my phone” app or feature can also help to track your iPod touch and/or iPad. The use of this feature should make your iDevices accessible.

Android Devices

If you are using Android devices, Google has already bailed you out with their Android Device Manager. To unlock this feature, click on the Google settings app and activate the “Remotely locate this Device” feature. This will enable you to locate your Android device when you visit If you want additional security feature, switch on the “Allow remote lock and reset device” feature while going through the Google settings app.

Doing this will enable you to keep unscrupulous elements from gaining access to your gadget, and even if they eventually gain access, you can remotely delete all of the data. If you know how to perform this task, this should give you peace of mind the next time your Android gadget decides to go on an unscheduled journey.

Multi-Platform Solution

If you have gadgets using several operating systems, for instance, an iPad and an Android phone, and you want to use one app to track both, then I suggest that you use Prey. Visit their website and install the app on the gadget you want to keep track of. This should last for at most 15 seconds. Prey works on Mac, Windows, iOS  (iPad, iPod etc.), Linux, and Android devices. With this app, you will be able to make a report about your stolen or misplaced device at Prey’s web service.

Once you perform this task, you can notify prey about the kind of information you want to provide about your stolen or lost device. Information like geo-location tracking and even using your phone to take pictures of the individual who has taken your mobile gadgets or phone are all at your fingertips. The Prey websites have helped tons of people to find their stolen or lost devices regardless of the place or country the device ends up.

I am sure everyone can relate to this topic either personally or knowing someone who has been involved in it. Now that you can now access this valuable information, you can be assured that you can locate your gadgets no matter where they are, or what type of gadget you currently have.