Smartphones – iPhone or Android – you will be devastated if it is lost or stolen.
Firstly make sure it is locked with a pin code , pattern , face id etc , i still find people that do not want a locked phone because it is ” all too hard”.
Backup – have you backed up your device
First – iPhones
Key points : Know your Apple ID and password – Make sure you have Find My iPhone turned on – login to iCloud.com and attempt to locate it.
Further details can be found here : If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is lost or stolen
To use Find My Device, a lost Android device must:
- Be turned on
- Be signed in to a Google Account
- Be connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi
- Be visible on Google Play
- Have Location turned on
- Have Find My Device turned on
Further details can be found here: Find, lock, or erase a lost Android device
For those people that are concerned about Google or Apple knowing where they are … you need location services turned on !
If you need assistance with your smartphone please CONTACT ME