Find your lost Apple device or AirTag with Find My

If you lose your Apple device, personal item connected to an AirTag, or other Find My network accessory, use Find My to find it or mark it as lost to protect your device and personal information.

Find an AirTag, an iPhone, or other Apple devices in Find My or on the web.

Find your stuff with Find My

If you've lost or misplaced an Apple device or personal item with an AirTag attached, use Find My to find your device or item on a map. You can get directions to its location and, when you're nearby, play a sound or even get help finding its exact location.

Find your Apple device or AirTag

  1. Open Find My.

  2. Choose Devices or Items.

  3. Select your lost device or item to find it on a map. If you belong to a Family Sharing group, you can also find your family members' devices or shared items.

    • Choose Directions to open its location in Maps.

    • If you're close, tap Play Sound.

    • If your iPhone has Ultra Wideband, you might be able to tap Find Nearby to show the distance and direction to your AirTag or AirPods Pro (2nd generation).

Find a nearby AirTag

If you don't have an Apple device to use Find My, find your devices at iCloud.com/find.

Mark your device or item as lost

While you look, use Mark as Lost to keep your device and information safe. When you mark your device or item as lost, it locks your device with a passcode or your Apple ID password.

You can also display a message that helps someone return your device or item.

  1. In Find My, select your missing device or item. If you don't have an Apple device to use Find My, use iCloud.com/find.

  2. Scroll down to Mark as Lost (or Lost Mode), then select Activate (or Enable).

  3. Follow the onscreen steps if you want to display your contact information on your missing device or when someone scans your AirTag with their iPhone or smartphone.

  4. Select Activate.

If you don't have an iPhone or other Apple device to use Find My

If you don't have an iPhone or other Apple device to use Find My, try one of these methods.

Use Find Devices on iCloud.com

You can find your device, mark it as lost, or erase it remotely at iCloud.com/find.

  • When you sign in, you might be asked to enter a verification code sent to a trusted device. If you lost your only trusted device or otherwise can't get the code, select the Find Devices button instead of entering a code.

  • When you're using iCloud.com/find, you can't find your device's location if it's powered off, the battery has run out, or more than 24 hours has passed since its last location was sent to Apple.

Learn more about Find Devices on iCloud.com

Use a family member's device

If you're part of a Family Sharing group, you can use Find My on a family member's device. After you share your location with your family members, your devices are listed in their Find My app under Devices.

Learn how to find a family member's device

If Find My shows "No location found" or "Offline"

  • If Find My can't display the current location (because the phone is powered off or otherwise not sending its location), Find My displays the last location sent by the device or the last known location on the Find My network.

  • If more than seven days have passed since your device last sent its location to Apple through the Find My network, Find My can't display a location and instead shows "No location found."

  • If your device is online but is unable to send its location (for example, if there's an issue with Location Services), Find My can't display a location and instead shows "Not sharing location • Online."

The Find My network is an encrypted, anonymous network of hundreds of millions of Apple devices that can help find your stuff, even when it's offline. Nearby devices securely send the location of your missing device to iCloud, so that you can find it in Find My. It's all anonymous and encrypted to protect everyone's privacy.

Learn how to turn on the Find My network for your iPhone

Learn how to turn on the Find My network for your AirPods

If your device is permanently lost or stolen

If you can't find your Apple device, or you think it might have been stolen, you can erase the device remotely — which deletes all of your information (including credit and debit cards in your Apple Wallet).

Before your erase your device, make sure that you've tried everything else. Erasing your device can't be undone.

If you don't have two-factor authentication turned on for your Apple ID, you can't erase a device remotely using the Find My app. Instead, you need to use iCloud.com to erase your device, or you can first turn on two-factor authentication. Older iOS versions of the app might also require you to use the web to erase.

Erase a device in Find My

  1. In Find My, choose Devices.

  2. Select your lost device.

  3. Scroll down and choose Erase This Device.

  4. Select Erase This [device].

If you erase a device that's running iOS 15 or later, or iPadOS 15 or later, you can still use Find My to find the device. Otherwise, you won't be able to find your device after you erase it.

You might still be able to find your Mac or Apple Watch if it's near a previously-used Wi-Fi network.

Erase a device on iCloud.com

  1. Sign in to iCloud.com/find.

  2. Choose your lost device.

  3. Select Erase [Device], then tap Erase to confirm.

AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss

If your missing iPhone is covered by AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss:

What features are available for your missing device or item

Find My features and availability might vary by country or region.

iPhone, iPad

  • View Location

  • Play a Sound

  • Mark as Lost (Lost Mode)

  • Remote Erase

  • Notify When Found

  • Notify When Left Behind

Mac

  • View Location

  • Play a Sound

  • Mark as Lost (Lock your Mac)

  • Remote Erase

  • Notify When Found

  • Notify When Left Behind*

* Feature only available on MacBooks with Apple Silicon.

Apple Watch

  • View Location

  • Play a Sound

  • Mark as Lost (Lost Mode)

  • Remote Erase

  • Notify When Found

Apple Vision Pro

AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, AirPods Pro (2nd generation), AirPods Max

  • View Location

  • Find Nearby

  • Play a Sound

  • Lost Mode (Mark as Lost)

  • Notify When Found

  • Notify When Left Behind

AirPods (1st generation), AirPods (2nd generation), Beats products

  • View Location

  • Play a Sound

AirTag

  • View Location

  • Find Nearby

  • Play a Sound

  • Lost Mode (Mark as Lost)

  • Notify When Found

  • Notify When Left Behind

iPhone Wallet with MagSafe

  • View Location

  • Show Phone Number

  • Notify When Detached

Third-party products

  • View Location

  • Lost Mode

  • Other features vary by product

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