When we are in very crowded places, whether in parks, shopping centers, it is possible that there are people who are dedicated to looking for moments of spite to try to steal your iPhone. However, it may be that in a moment of confusion we forget the iPhone in the library or in a cafeteria. In this post, we are going to see what you could do in case you have suffered a loss or theft of your iPhone.
Native Apple Solutions
Apple has native options to be able to find both the iPhone and the information that is housed within the device. One of the most common, and one that surely all of us have activated, is the “find my iPhone” option. In this way, we will be able to track the iPhone at all times.
Along with this, we have another option such as iCloud.com/find , which will allow you to search for your iPhone from any connection point, writing your Apple ID and password data, either from a laptop or from the phone of a Male friend or female friend. After that, you will be able to locate your iPhone to see where it was. Also, from iCloud, there is a more radical option such as the destruction of all the information that the iPhone has, which will leave the phone without its own information, but you will never be able to access it if you recover the terminal. Of course, no one will be able to access your information.
Solutions from settings
There are some solutions that it is always good to have activated or deactivated to prevent the person from being able to access our iPhone in case of theft. First of all, from the control center, you have to download the option for Siri to respond in case of having the iPhone locked.
Within the lock screen options, it is interesting to have the Return missed calls option activated, because if a person calls that iPhone, the person who finds it will only be able to return calls to those numbers that have made the call. Therefore, the iPhone will not have operational functionality. In addition, an aggressive solution is the possibility that in the event that the user wants to access the iPhone through Face ID or Touch ID, there is an option that if on the tenth erroneous unlock attempt, all the information on the iPhone is deleted .
Considerations about bank accounts and personal information.
In case of loss or theft, the most important thing, apart from the product, is the information that we store in it. Therefore, it is important to have stored in iCloud, a record of all the problems that may arise in the event that your iPhone is stolen. Thanks to this, you have proof of all the changes that you have to make in the banking applications, Gmail, storage cloud or the application that you have with your coworkers. In this way, the information will be protected, they will not be able to recover any information from you.
Regarding the information of photos, videos and downloaded documents, if you have your iPhone synced with iCloud, you can transfer all the information to other storage clouds like iDrive or Drop Box.
When such embarrassing situations occur, even though it is very difficult, you have to remain calm and recover most of the information you have stored on the device, in case you cannot recover it.