How to use the free Find My iPhone (and iPod Touch and iPad) feature

Published by | Friday, January 7th, 2011

With the release of the iOS 4.2 update in November, one of the most valuable features of MobileMe was made available for free to all iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod Touch (4th generation) users. The Find My iPhone feature allows you to track the location of a lost or stolen iOS device. If you’ve lost your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you can use this tool to locate, lock, and even erase your missing device if necessary. Plus, you no longer have to sign up for the MobileMe service to get this tool. The only catch is that you have to do a little bit of setup before you lose your device.

We think Find My iPhone is so valuable that we decided to release this movie from iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training for free. In this movie, author Garrick Chow will show you how to get everything set up so that you will be protected next time you lose your precious device (though we can’t guarantee the police will send out the choppers). Garrick will also show you a handy trick for getting Find My iPhone set up on older iOS devices.

Want to learn more tips and tricks for your iPhone, including new features from the iOS 4.2 update? Be sure to check out the rest of iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training in the Online Training Library®.

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4 Responses to “How to use the free Find My iPhone (and iPod Touch and iPad) feature”

  1. Geraldine Kreelak says:

    my name is geraldine kreelak. i have a boy who lost his ipod 2 or 3 weeks ago. it was given to him for christmas present from my might have been stolen from my house by a visitor who was here at the time when it went missing. so we think the boy who was visiting my son might have stolen the ipod, so i need HELP in finding that ipod down. is there a way for me to track it down myself with the serial number on the ipod. because we still have the cover for the ipod with the serial number on the can i get help in finding the ipod.

    thank you.

    • Chelsea Adams, managing editor says:

      Hi Geraldine! So sorry to hear about your son’s iPod! Unfortunately, unless your son turned on the Find My iPod feature before it was lost, there is really no way to track the iPod by the serial number. Sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news…!

  2. chelsea says:

    I also need help finding my I pod I lost it two days ago and cant find it I now someone stole it can you help help me
    how do you use the find my I pod app!!
    The find my iopd app was on when I lost but I don’t now how to use the find my pod app
    please please help me

  3. Liz says:

    I lost my iPod need a little help to find it. I think it was removed from my desk at work.
    I think I set it up with the find my ipod app when I got it 1 yr. ago.
    Can you help me please…I’m not too computer savy so keep it simple please.
    Thank you.

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