28 iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks FIND YOUR LOST OR STOLEN DEVICE USING THE FIND MY iPHONE/iPAD FEATURE The Find My iPhone/iPad feature enables you to quickly pinpoint the exact location of your device if it gets lost or stolen, and then offers tools to help you lock down, erase, or retrieve your device. At the same time, if the device does get stolen, you can render the device absolutely useless unless someone knows your Apple ID and password. For the Find My iPhone/iPad feature to work, however, it must be turned on and activated once. Then, to pinpoint the location of your phone or tablet, it will need to be turned on, plus be able to connect to the Internet (that is, not be in Airplane mode). To activate Find My iPhone/iPad, as soon as you install iOS 9, or anytime thereafter, access Settings and tap on the iCloud option from the main Settings menu. Then, from the iCloud menu, tap on the Find My iPhone/iPad option. When the Find My iPhone/iPad submenu screen is displayed, make sure the virtual switch associated with Find My iPhone/iPad feature is turned on. WHAT’S NEW Be sure to turn on the virtual switch associated with the Send Last Location option. To access this option, launch Settings, tap on the iCloud option, select the Find My iPhone/iPad option, and then turn on the virtual switch associated with Send Last Location. When you do this, anytime your smartphone or tablet’s battery gets extremely low, the last thing it does before going dead is send the location of the device to Apple, so you can locate it via the iCloud.com website or the Find My iPhone app on another iOS mobile device or Mac. Now, if you ever need to locate your iPhone or iPad, you have several options. Using a different iOS mobile device, you can use the free Find My iPhone app that’s available from the App Store. Launch the app and sign in using your Apple ID and password. The location of your device will then be displayed on a detailed map. Tap on the virtual pushpin on the map, or any of the command buttons displayed at the bottom of the app’s screen, to then use online-based tools to help you locate, lock down, or erase your mobile device remotely. Another way to locate your iOS mobile device is to use any computer’s web browser and visit www.icloud.com/#find. Sign in to the iCloud.com website using your Apple ID and password. The same tools for locating and protecting your iOS mobile device are then made available to you online—from anywhere. The Find My feature can also be set up to work with iCloud’s Family Sharing function, so you can use a family member’s Apple equipment to pinpoint the location of your iPhone or iPad.