How to set up and use Lost mode on your iPhone

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Apple’s mobile operating system is getting better and better every year. The Cupertino company has been working very hard to add more features to iOS. One of the best things when it comes to Apple’s iOS lies in its high level of security.

In iOS, Apple includes a handy little feature, called lost mode. As the name suggests, the feature automatically locks iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch in an attempt to protect your personal data from the prying eyes. It also allows users to track their device if it gets lost or stolen.

In this guide, we will go through the steps on how to set up and use Lost mode on your iPhone and iPad. Before we begin, make sure you are now running the latest software update. If you are not sure, update your device first by heading to Settings > General >Software Update.

How to set up and use Lost mode on your iPhone

  1. How to enable Lost mode on your iPhone

iCloud serves as the best tool to enable Lost mode on your iPhone and iPad. The process is pretty simple and we will show you how.

Step one: First off, visit icloud.com on your iPhone or iPad and then log in using your Apple ID details

Step two: Next up, select Find My iPhone from the list and then hit the green dot on the map

Step three: Click on the “i” icon next to the name of your iPhone. After that, select Lost Mode from the list of options and hit Confirm

Step four: Enter the passcode to confirm (if you have not set up a passcode on your device, you will be asked to create one)

Step five: Once you are done, provide your phone number (make sure you enter the phone number where you can be reached and then hit Next

Step six: Once everything has been set up, you will get a message saying “This iPhone has been lost. Please call me”. You can enter a new message that will be shown with your phone number your provided earlier.

  1. How to put your iPhone or iPad into Lost mode

Step one: Launch Find My iPhone app from your home screen and then log in with your Apple ID details

Step two: Select the device you lost from the list and then hit the Actions button

Step three: Tap on Lost Mode and then hit Turn on Lost Mode. After that, enter the phone number where you can be reached and tap Next

Step four: Now just simply enter the message that will be shown up on your lock screen

Step five: Your iPhone is now in Lost mode.

Also read: iOS 11.2: New features and changes

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