How to find someone else’s iPhone when it is lost?

iPhones are expensive, so the last thing you want is to lose them. But given normal human nature, there’s a good chance the same thing would somehow happen – even if it weren’t with you but with someone else.

If someone around you has lost their iPhone, is there anything you can do to find it? Fortunately, the answer is yes. There are certain steps you can follow to detect the location of the lost iPhone and return it to its rightful owner.

We’ll explore more about that and the steps in this article.

Steps to find someone else’s lost iPhone

Now, you’ve got to ask yourself here, “How can I help?” Well, it has to do with the Find My application installed on every iPhone device.

This application can help users detect the location of their iPhone when it is misplaced, lost or even stolen. In most cases, users use this app to locate their iPhones, but you can also use the same app to locate someone else’s lost iPhone.

There are two options in the Find My app: Find My iPhone and Find My Friends. It’s a recently launched feature that will come in handy for millions of people.

Here’s a quick rundown of all the steps to follow:

  1. Unlock your iPhone and open the Find My app
  2. After opening the app, navigate to the bottom right corner of the screen and click on the “Me” icon
  3. Under that, tap “Help a friend”
  4. This will redirect you to
  5. Ask your friend on the website to enter their iCloud username and password to login to the iCloud portal
  6. You must then select the device that is lost, misplaced or stolen
  7. If the location is nearby, tap “Play Sound” and iPhone will direct you to iPhone

If the iPhone is quite far away, you need to tap on Lost Mode. This will immediately shut down the phone and disable all data to ensure it is not misused. Lost mode also puts the iPhone into low-power mode so that the battery doesn’t run out quickly, giving you more time to locate it.

There is another option “Erase iPhone”, which will delete all data from your iPhone permanently. This is useful if your iPhone is stolen and you are 100% sure that your personal information is at risk. In that case, you can delete all data by tapping that button. However, if you just lost or misplaced iPhone, Lost Mode is a better option.


By following these simple steps, your friend should find his lost iPhone within minutes without any problems. However, we recommend that you keep track of who is using your phone to locate theirs. Sometimes people can abuse your innocence and enter wrong information through the Find My app, putting your device at risk.

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