Undoubtedly, iPhone is the most demanded smartphone in the world today. This means that there are millions of people who carry their iPhones wherever they go. With this fact, one can conclude that there is always a risk of forgetting the iPhone at any place. At the same time, the risk of theft as well increases simply because this smartphone is not only matchless in performance but also in looks.
When you find that your iPhone has been lost, several kinds of uncontrollable thoughts pop up in your mind at once. Consequently, fear and worry of what will happen of the private data and rage for your own self in case of misplacement or for the robber in case of theft are likely to seize you. Well, you will have to come out of all these emotions and behave a bit prudently by taking a few wise steps to recover your lost or misplaced iPhone. Luckily, there are a few proactive measures you can take to mitigate the risks of iPhone loss. Although these measures are limited and do not guarantee to recover your iPhone, the chances of them being successful are always high.
Modify the passwords
This should be the first step for those users who have stored passwords of different services on the iPhone, especially if the device has been stolen. Never ever give a chance to the thief to access your other accounts whose credentials are stored on the Apple phone. Therefore, it is vital for you to access all these services through another Internet-enabled device and change the passwords of your email, online banking, PayPal, eBay, Amazon, iTunes, and other accounts to prevent financial or identity theft.
Instantly notify your phone carrier
It is vital to contact the exclusive iPhone carrier called AT&T the moment you come to know that your device is missing. This will make AT&T to disable the wireless account linked to your phone so that the criminal does not end up offering you costlier bills. It might even help in finding the phone through its wireless access points.
Use iPhone tracking apps
There are many iPhone tracking apps that help you in finding a lost or stolen phone. For example, Apple itself offers the Find My iPhone service that is available through the Apple’s MobileMe subscription service online to show the current phone location on Google Maps. Further, it also allows you to send and display an SMS even on the locked iPhone to convey how to return the device. Furthermore, it can also play sound on the lost phone for two minutes so that people passing by can come to know about the iPhone.
Apart from this app, you can consider using the advanced tracking apps such as Cell Phone Spy and StealthGenie, which you need to install as a precaution before the phone gets lost. If you install any of them before the phone is lost, the app running in the invisible mode tracks the GPS location at every fixed interval and sends it to your online account on the app’s site.
Consider using security apps
There are a few security programs such as iHound that send alerts the moment your lost iPhone is plugged into a computer. It will send an e-mail indicating that your device is being located as well as a detailed report revealing where the device is used.
You can try one of these ways to recover your iPhone without wasting time in worrying for the lost device.