How to Locate Your iPhone on a Map

  Matt Cone       March 4, 2022      Tutorials iPhone


Did you lose your iPhone? If you enabled Find My iPhone, there’s no need to worry. As long as the iPhone is turned on and connected to a cellular or wireless network, you can access a map that pinpoints its exact location. This should be the primary tool in your recovery arsenal, whether you left your iPhone under a couch cushion or on a table at the neighborhood cafe.

Find My iPhone icon

Here’s how to locate your iPhone on a map:

  1. Make sure that you’ve enabled Find My iPhone.

  2. Using another Apple device, open the Find My application. Or you can log in to the iCloud website.

  3. Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the sidebar. Your iPhone’s location will appear on the map, as shown below.

    Find My iPhone location on a map

You’ll probably notice that the geographic location on the map is not completely accurate, especially if the iPhone is only connected to a wireless network. But hey, it’s better than nothing, right? And it should give you a rough idea of the iPhone’s location (e.g., the iPhone is in my house and not the cafe).

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