Considered IPhone A very personal tool, because it includes everything of our own from messages to account information and tons of precious pictures and videos, so losing or losing the iPhone leads to a state of panic and those feelings quickly turn into a bitter experience when you think that your iPhone has been stolen, but when Exposed to this situation, the time factor is crucial and because many are unable to think about such cases, we will review with you the steps what to do in the event of loss or theft of the iPhone.


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iPhone Is Stolen or Lost

The first thing you need to swallow if you lost your iPhone is to check whether the device was lost or stolen from you, if your iPhone was in an unexpected place or in a state of movement and no one answered you when you called it, This means that your device has been stolen, and here the first step that must be taken is to mark it as lost in the Find My application immediately, and this will preserve the data on it and secure it if the thief thinks about accessing it, identifying it as lost will lock your device remotely via a passcode It will also track the location of your device, also if the iPhone is not turned on and you suspect that it has been stolen, be sure to mark it as lost to protect your files in the device.

Audio playback

iPhone Is Stolen or Lost

If you think that the iPhone is still close to you or was lost a short time ago, then you can play the audio on the device to help you find it and to play a sound you need to do the following:

  • Open the Find My app
  • Choose the Hardware tab
  • Choose the lost device
  • Then choose the feature to play a sound
  • The audio will only be played when the device is connected to the Internet

Know the location of the device


You can use the location app to find out the location of a lost or stolen iPhone by doing the following steps:

  • Open the Find My app
  • Choose the Hardware tab
  • Then choose the lost device to see its location on the map
  • If you enable Offline Find
  • You can see the location of your device without being connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network

Inform the police

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You need to report the stolen iPhone to the police. The police will ask for some information about the lost iPhone, such as the serial number, which you can find by:

  • Go to
  • And log in with your Apple ID
  • Choose the hardware section and select your device
  • It will show you the serial number, IMEI / MEID numbers, and ICCID numbers

 Wipe the data from the lost iPhone

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Once you confirm that your iPhone has been stolen, erase the data on it, even if you think that the files inside it are not of value, the thief may encounter and find anything that works to blackmail you or even access your site details, so you need to delete all Data from the stolen iPhone, by doing the following steps:

  • Log in to Find My on your friend's device or any other device
  • Make sure to log in with your Apple ID
  • Choose the "Hardware" tab
  • Then choose your lost device
  • Scroll down and choose Erase this device
  • To wipe the device, you will be asked for your Apple ID password
  • Enter a phone number in case someone finds your lost device
  • After that, you can enter a message that appears on the device's lock screen
  • Finally, choose Delete and you will enter the password the last time to confirm
  • If the iPhone was turned off when it was lost or stolen.
  • All data will be removed once the device is powered on and connected to the internet.

Important Alert

You should know that the Find My application is the only tool with which you can track the location of your iPhone device, and there is no other service provided by Apple to find out the location of your device except this application.

And if you remove the stolen device from your account after erasing the data, the activation lock feature of the device will be stopped and this will allow the thief to operate and use the iPhone without a problem.

Also, if you erase the device, this will remove all your information and you will not be able to use the Find My app.

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