How to Use Find My Friends iPhone to Lose iPhone

Last week, while my friends and I were having a birthday party at home, one of my friends with an iPhone lost or misplaced the device. After more than two hours of searching, I realized that Apple has a Find My Friends feature to track someone else’s iPhone.

Find My iPhone is the best tool to find lost or stolen iPhones. Luckily, it also helped me find my friend’s iPhone that was missing last week. Using the Find My app, my friend logged into iCloud with Apple ID and played sound to make the device ring. Within minutes of hunting as a spy agent, we finally found my friend’s iPhone while eagerly waiting to see our party dance recorded on that iPhone.

Find My Friends iPhone: How To Use Find a friend’s iPhone that is lost or misplaced.

  1. Start the Find my app.
  2. Tap on Me from the bottom right corner of the app.
  3. Scroll down a bit and tap help a friend.
  4. It’s opening iCloud. Enter the iCloud credentials with Apple ID.
  5. Once you’re signed in, choose the device you’re looking for.
  6. Now you can choose one of the options below:
    1. you can hit Play sound and call the device if it is nearby.
    2. You can tap Lost Mode to enable power saving mode to keep the device alive so you have more time to hunt the device.
    3. If you’ve gone through the steps above and think you can’t track the device, the last option is: Erase the iPhone to erase everything to avoid the risk of data theft.

That is it.

This is how an iPhone user can use other iPhones Find My app to locate someone else’s lost iPhone. Yes, you can track a friend’s iPhone for free using the above process, but make sure the iPhone is not turned off.

Find My Friends iPhone FAQ

Can I find my friend’s iPhone by phone number?

We’ve seen thousands of people asking about how to use the Find My app on iPhone by phone number. Unfortunately, there is no way to find my friend’s iPhone my phone number as Apple uses iCloud Sign in and Apple ID to locate the lost iPhone.

Can I use Find My Friends Online?

Yes, you can visit the official iCloud Find My page from your PC or web browser to locate the iPhone if you are unable to use the Find My app.

Can I find my friend’s iPhone through Android?

Yes, you can use iCloud Find My page in Android browser to sign in with Apple ID and locate the device without another iPhone.

Is Find My Friends iPhone free?

Yes, it’s free to find or locate friends’ iPhones using the Find My app on any iPhone.


After the personal experience of tracking a friend’s iPhone from my iPhone, we wrote this post for other iPhone users, and I hope it was helpful for you too. If you liked the post, don’t forget to share your feedback in the comment box.

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