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Setting up Find My iPhone


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Video: Setting up Find My iPhone

Jess Stratton here, and welcome to Monday productivity pointers. Now no one wants to see an iPhone get lost or stolen, Now Find My iPhone needs to be activated on the You do have to be using iCloud, so if you haven't signed up for Now this is also great technology to use with your children.
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Monday Productivity Pointers
9h 19m Appropriate for all Mar 25, 2013 Updated Apr 21, 2014

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In this series on productivity, author Jess Stratton takes you through the latest tools that will help you run your business and life more efficiently. Each installment covers a particular feature or technique in a different online tool, such as Google Apps, Skype, YouTube, Mint.com, Etsy, and more. Check back every Monday for tips on topics from recording and publishing video chats to managing your finances online.

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Jess Stratton

Setting up Find My iPhone

Jess Stratton here, and welcome to Monday productivity pointers. Now no one wants to see an iPhone get lost or stolen, and while it is possible for somebody to wipe it very quickly if they wanted to, there's also another chance that you can find it yourself and locate it very quickly using a built-in app called Find My iPhone. Now Find My iPhone needs to be activated on the phone before you can use it, and that's what I'm going to show you how to do today. You do have to be using iCloud, so if you haven't signed up for iCloud yet, you can do it right on the device in Settings > iCloud.

Now this is also great technology to use with your children. For example, many children have iPod Touches, and it works the same way. So this is a great piece of technology for finding a lost iPod Touch. And actually if the iPod Touch is on your child, it's also great technology for locating a lost child. It will at least give you the general area of where they are. Now there's a couple ways you can set this up. You can use the same iCloud account for you and your child's device, but keep in mind that if it's syncing iMessage, then they'll also be getting all your iMessages on their device.

Now what I like to do is have a separate iCloud account on their device and one on yours. You can use their iCloud to send them iMessages But use your Apple ID, for their purchases, this way you can keep in touch, but still monitor what apps are being installed on their device. Alright, let's get started, and I'm going to show you how to activate Find My IPhone, right on the device. The first thing that we need to do is go into Setting in the phone, and scroll down and tap iCloud. Here's a list of all the items that you have set currently to sync to iCloud, and here is where you can sign up for iCloud if you haven't already.

Scroll down and tap Find My iPhone to On. Tap allow which means that you're giving it permission to be able to find itself and show the location of the iPhone on a map. Tap Settings to get back to the main screen. I also recommend setting a passcode lock for your phone, if you haven't done it already. This is a 4 digit pin code that you'll need to input before you can unlock the phone. It's every time the phone goes to sleep, that is if it's within 5 minutes. And don't worry. Someone can still make an emergency call on the phone even if they don't know the pin.

This way, even if someone finds it, you'll buy yourself some time as they won't be able to get in right away. If you activate Lost Mode on the web when you do lose it, you have to input a pin. So you might as well have one set up already. Just to know that you're a little bit more secure. In settings, tap General. Scroll down and tap Passcode Lock, and then tap Turn Passcode On. Put in a four digit passcode, and then re-enter it.

You can also tap Require Passcode and choose the frequency that you want the phone to be locked. By the way, you can do this for any Mac running an OS that contains iCloud such as Mountain Lion. This is great for laptops. It's in system preferences, iCloud, find my Mac. In the next video, I'll show you how to use, Find My iPhone when you've actually lost your phone.

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