If you don’t know how to lock an iPhone if it is lost or stolen, we are going to help you out. Apple is providing us with new security and privacy measures so in case of any unwanted situation, we will be able to protect our personal data.
How to lock an iPhone if it is lost or stolen?
There are several steps to take after you realize that your iPhone is missing. The first step is to find it on a map. This can be done by using the Find app on another device linked to the same Apple ID or by going to icloud.com/find. After entering the Apple ID and password the application should show the exact position of the iPhone on the map. In many cases, it is best to call the police and have them come out and retrieve the phone.
If the phone offers no location, the next step is to mark it as lost and lock the iPhone completely. This can be done from the Find app. In the Devices tab, simply select the lost device, scroll to the bottom, tap Activate under Mark as Lost and follow the on-screen steps to provide a contact phone number or message to whoever finds it.
Once this step is complete, it is best to report the incident to the police and, if the iPhone is covered by AppleCare+, contact Apple to arrange for a replacement. It is also important to contact the carrier to cancel the SIM card.
At the same time, if it has been lost, being able to see a contact phone number on the screen to speak directly with the owner and return it to them makes it much easier to get it back.