You can look everywhere, but you can’t find your iPhone or iPad? No Apple Watch, other mobile iOS device or Apple Tag handy? Your Mac can surely help you find your precious device.
The Apple ecosystem takes full advantage of the GPS integrated into its mobile devices. This allows you to find a lost or stolen iPhone, iPad, AirPods or Apple Watch by ringing the object remotely. While the Find My app is common on mobile products, it can also be used on Mac to help you find a mobile device. Follow the guide to find them easily.
How to find your iPhone or iPad with your Mac?
To find a lost iPhone or iPad from your Mac, it’s very simple:
- Search for the app Locate for macOS, by clicking the search button at the top of the Toolbar.
- Launch it and select the tab Devices.
- You will see a list of your products linked to your Apple account.
- Click on the one you are looking for and its last GPS position will be displayed on a map.
- Next to the photo of your device, an information banner is displayed.
- Click on it to display the possible actions.
- Make a sound : Your lost device will ring and you can easily find it if it is near you.
- Itinerary displays in Plan the fastest way to find it if it is not near you.
- Notification alerts you when your product will be located again if it is currently unavailable.
- Mark as lost protects you from improper use.
- Wipe off the device will delete all your data.
Please note, all of its functions are only available if your iPhone or iPad are powered on and connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or the mobile network. Otherwise, the “notification” option and patience will be your best allies.