If your iPhone was lost or stolen, you need to use "Find My iPhone" ASAP. And if you're here reading this, it means the usually-simple process didn't work. Luckily, we have just the solution for you!
Finding lost or stolen iPhones, iPads, and any Apple product is easy with "Find My iPhone." "Find My iPhone" combines the built-in GPS on those devices with online services provided by iCloud so you can locate your devices on a map. "Find My iPhone" also lets you lock your iPhone if it was stolen so that no one can access your personal information.
Below are some possibilities why your "Find My iPhone" is not working:
Here are 5 guidelines to fix if the "Find My iPhone" is not working - the solution might be one of them or a combination of multiple reasons, so try them all until it works perfectly:
For "Find My iPhone' to work, both iCloud and "Find My iPhone" must be activated. Make sure to set these features to be on at all times, because as we all know it (though we try not to think about it), the possibility of losing your device can happen at any moment.
Making sure the date and time of the service are correctly set is another way to provide "Find my iPhone" with accurate data, which is crucial for its functionality.
The process may seem annoying, especially if you would like to save on your load balance, but if you lose your iPhone (or your iPhone was stolen), you can quickly locate it by turning on the Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Configure the location features of your device to maximize the efficiency of "Find My iPhone".
Your "Find My iPhone" feature may not be able to determine the location of your lost iPhone if your device is in "Don't Allow Changes" mode. To avoid this, you need to disable this feature on your device.