Smartphones – What To Do If It Is Lost Or Stolen

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 and attempt to locate it.

Further details can be found here : If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is lost or stolen

Android Phones

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

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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