A Demonstration of Find My iPhone: now Preinstalled on all Devices Running iOS 9

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In this podcast, Scott Davert gives us a walk-through of Find My iPhone, which has switched in iOS 9 from being an optional download from the App Store to now come preinstalled (as has Find My Friends).

If you mislay your iPhone, you will be able to find its location by signing into iCloud or using Find My iPhone on another iOS device. And with the Lost Mode feature you don’t just see where your device is, you can track where it’s been. That way 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 can call you from the Lock screen without accessing the rest of the information on your device.

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#1 tracking and refresh

the "tracking" button located at the bottom left corner is for tracking your own location, not the device's location. the "refresh" button at the upper right corner will refresh the device's location when tapped. devices are not being tracked constantly. the locations are refreshed when the app launch and when you tap on the refresh button. hopefully this will clarify the functions for some of you.