Find My iPhone, Apple icloud-Very useful Free Services from Apple Inc

Find My iPhone, Apple icloud-Very useful Free Services from Apple Inc-Don’t panic. If any of your Apple devices goes missing, iCloud can help you track where it is. Just sign in at iCloud  or use the Find My iPhone app to see your missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac on a map. And with the Lost Mode feature, you not only see where your device is, but you can track where it is. Thus you can decide on your best course of action. You can immediately lock your device and send it a message with a contact number. Then whoever finds it(If he is a honest Gentleman) may call you even from the Locked screen without accessing the rest of the information on your device.

The App Find My iPhone and icloud service are provided by Apple Inc and allow remote location-tracking of  iOS device and Mac computers. The service is available for iOS5 or higher version and the app is available for download from the App Store free  for iOS devices running iOS 5.0 or higher version . Initially  it was released as an app in June 2010 for MobileMe users. In November 2010 with iOS 4.2, Find My iPhone was available for free . With the release  of  iCloud the service became free for all iCloud users, also made available as "Find My Mac" for Mac computers running OSX 10.7.2”Lion”.

Important Features of The App Find My iPhone and icloud service

Password in Lost Mode in The Apple Device

If your device goes missing, you can put it in Lost Mode immediately and Enter a four-digit password to prevent anyone else from accessing your personal information.

Activation Lock. in The Apple Device

iOS 7 includes a new feature called Activation Lock, which is designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch if you ever lose it. And it starts working the moment you turn on Find My iPhone in iOS 7. Turning off Find My iPhone or erasing your device requires your Apple ID and password. And your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can reactivate it. The devices with iOS 6 or higher version allows the user to lock it with a password if lost or stolen.

Remote Data Erase. in The Apple Device

Sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you’re worried that your device has fallen into the wrong hands, you may want to initiate a remote wipe to delete your personal data and restore your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac to its factory settings. With iOS 7, Find My iPhone can continue to display your custom message, even after your device has been erased. And if you do retrieve your device, you can restore it from your iCloud backup. Completely erases data and settings, thus providing security to your sensitive data.

Built in Setup Assistant in The Apple Device

Whether you’re on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC, getting started with iCloud is simple. For new Apple devices, there’s a setup assistant built in. And for everything else, setup takes just a few quick steps.

Requirements for Find My iPhone and icloud

A free iCloud account is necessary to use Find My iPhone in addition to a compatible device
Find My iPhone enables you to locate iOS devices only when they are on and connected to a registered Wi-Fi network or have an active data plan. Some features may not be available in some countries or areas.

iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3Gs or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad or iPad mini; a Mac computer with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts and calendars).

Some features require iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.



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