Its not rare that at times we misplace our smartphones or the device is stolen in a crowded place. Sometimes we even unintentionally leave it unattended in restaurants, movie halls and cars. This naturally leads us to panic as smartphones have become a part of our lives and we literally need it every hour.
While one can easily find lost Android smartphones from the web or from another Android handset, it is slightly difficult when it comes to searching an iPhone. Apple already has its ‘Find my iPhone’ feature to hunt for the lost iPhone, but there are other ways as well. This basically means you can find your iPhone even if you have a PC or an Android smartphone around you.
So, here are the steps that you need to take to search your lost iPhone using an Android handset.
Using an Android smartphone to track an iPhone is not rocket science but one should have all the necessary settings tweaked in the iPhone to make it work. Here are the steps:
1.In the Android smartphone open Chrome browser.
2.Log on to iCloud.com and fill your Apple ID and password.
3.Using the ‘Find my iPhone’ app locate your iPhone.
4.Once logged in, you can enable Lost Mode and even erase the device remotely so the data doesn’t reach into the hands of a wrong person.
It is worth adding that Android mobile browsers don’t support the iCloud.com mobile website. So, you can tap on the three-dot option and open the desktop version of the website to get going.
Make sure that you log in to the website in the browser using the incognito mode so your personal information doesn’t go anywhere else. Also, log out once you’re done.
If in case you have PC around you, it is possible to search your iPhone using that as well. In all probability, you must have logged-in in a Google app like Gmail, on your iPhone. If you have, it is possible to track your iPhone. Here are the following steps:
1.Open an incognito tab in the Chrome browser and visit account.google.com.
2.Under ‘Sign-in & Security’ select ‘Find your phone’. This will show you all the smartphones that are connected to your Google account. The list includes iPhones as well.
3.Select the iPhone, put your Google password if asked and search the handset.
In addition to tracking your iPhone, some other options that you get include Find and lock your iPhone, Calling your iPhone, Sign out from your iPhone and more.