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Tips and Tricks To Help Find Your New iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch – Tutorial

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If you’ve been lucky enough to of received a new iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch for Christmas this year then once the initial excitement has settled, you might be worried in case you lose it. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to prevent this from happening, check out the tutorial below and keep you magical device safe.

Find My iPhone

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If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use another iOS device to find it and protect your data.

It’s very simple to install this free app on another iOS device, open it, and sign in with your Apple ID. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map.You can then choose to display a message or play a sound, remotely lock your device, or erase your data on it.

Click here to download it

There’s also another way to do this, go to Settings on your iPhone, tap iCloud, and enable Find My iPhone. Then if you misplace your iPhone, you can sign in to iCloud.com from any computer web browser or use the Find My iPhone app on another iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to display its approximate location on a map. It’s easy to activate this feature on your iPhone. All it takes is a few easy steps.

Location, Location, Location

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Ok, so lets run this scenario, after using Find my iPhone you have now discovered that you have left your iPhone at the dentist. You can now write a message that will display on your iPhone such as ‘hi there, I’ve left my phone with you. Please phone me on 756-238-1987". The message will appear on the screen, even if the screen is locked. You can also choose to send a sound effect too at the same time.

 

Lock

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If you’re not sure that you’ve lost your phone in a ‘safe’ place then you might want to add a passcode to protect the contents of your phone. You can do this remotely too.

Just select Remote Lock instead of Send Message, as above.

Wipe

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If you really think your device has fallen into the hands of a stranger then you can remotely wipe all important and personal information from your device, including addresses, phone numbers, emails and photos. The wipe will restore the phone to its factory settings, problem is you won’t be able to locate it as it will also wipe this information. If and when you get your iOS device back you can restore the data using your most recent backup from iCloud or iTunes.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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