Set up Find My on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac

Make sure that you set up Find My so that if you ever lose a device, including your paired AirPods or Apple Watch, you can locate it. 

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After you set up Find My, you can locate a lost or stolen device, or even help a friend find their missing device. You can also share your location with friends, family, and contacts, ask to follow a friend’s location, or get directions to a friend’s location.

How to turn on Find My for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your name, then tap Find My.
  3. If you want friends and family to know where you are, turn on Share My Location.
  4. Tap Find My [device], then turn on Find My [device].
  5. To see your device even when it's offline, turn on Find My network.* 
  6. To have the location of your device sent to Apple when the battery is low, turn on Send Last Location.

If you want to be able to find your lost device on a map, make sure that Location Services is turned on. To do this, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, and turn on Location Services.

* The Find My network is an encrypted, anonymous network of millions of Apple devices that can help you locate your device. 

How to add your AirPods or Apple Watch to Find My

If your AirPods or your Apple Watch are paired with your iPhone, they're automatically set up when you turn on Find My iPhone.

Learn how to find your AirPods or find your Apple Watch

How to turn on Find My for your Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences.
  2. Click Security & Privacy, then click the Privacy tab. If the padlock in the lower left is locked , click it, then enter the name and password of the administrator.
  3. Select Location Services.
  4. Select the Enable Location Services checkbox, and make sure that the checkbox next to Find My is selected.
  5. Click Done, then return to the main System Preferences window. 
  6. Click Apple ID, then click iCloud.
  7. Select the checkbox next to Find My Mac. 
  8. To make sure you can find your Mac if it's ever lost or stolen, click Options. Check that Find My Mac is On and Find My network is On.* Then click Done. 

* The Find My network is an encrypted, anonymous network of millions of Apple devices that can help you locate your device.

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