Set up Find My iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac

Learn how to set up Find My iPhone on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and Mac. Then if your device ever goes missing, you can use Find My iPhone to help you get it back.

Find My iPhone helps you locate and protect your Apple device if it’s ever lost or stolen. Just sign in to or the Find My iPhone app to see your missing device on a map, play a sound to help you find it, use Lost Mode to lock and track it, or remotely erase all of your personal information.

How to set up Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch

  1. Start at your Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings > iCloud.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Find My iPhone.
  4. Slide to turn on Find My iPhone and Send Last Location.

If you’re asked to sign in, enter your Apple ID. If you forgot your Apple ID, we can help you find it.

When you set up Find My iPhone, your paired Apple Watch is automatically set up too.

How to set up Find My Mac

  1. Go to the Apple  menu.
  2. Click System Preferences > iCloud.
  3. Check the box to turn on Find My Mac.

If you see a Details button next to Find My Mac, click Details > Open Security & Privacy > Enable Location Services. If Enable Location Services is dimmed in Security & Privacy preferences, click  and enter the name and password of the computer administrator.

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