Find My iPhone overview

Find My iPhone helps you locate and protect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac if it’s ever lost or stolen. With Find My iPhone set up on your device, you can do the following:

With iOS 7 or later, Find My iPhone includes a new feature called Activation Lock, which is turned on automatically when you set up Find My iPhone. Activation Lock makes it harder for anyone to use or sell your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if it’s ever lost or stolen.

With Activation Lock, your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can:

  • Turn off Find My iPhone on your device

  • Sign out of iCloud on your device

  • Erase and reactivate your device

For more information, see the Apple Support article Find My iPhone Activation Lock in iOS 7.

Access Find My iPhone from any computer at, or download and use the free Find My iPhone iOS app. If you’re having trouble with Find My iPhone, see the Apple Support article Troubleshooting Find My iPhone.