What To Do And What Not To Do If You Find a Lost iPhone

If you find a lost iPhone there are a lot of things you can do to help reunite it with its owner. But some of the advice you'll read online will lead you in the wrong direction. Learn the best way to return a lost iPhone.

Comments: 8 Responses to “What To Do And What Not To Do If You Find a Lost iPhone”

    Ed Mullery
    1 month ago

    I remember one of your TEH podcasts where you relayed the story of your daughterā€™s lost phone, and the odyssey you went through to get it back and get a new one. Do you know which episode that was? I would like to listen again. I thought it was very entertaining.

    Chris in CT
    1 month ago

    Very helpful info! It introduced me to iPhone Emergency information. I also wish I knew about this last year when I found a lost cell phone in a park.
    What suggestions can you offer for Android phones? Do they have the same or similar lock screen and Find My features?

    1 month ago

    Chris: Sorry but Android phones are outside my area of expertise.

    Henning
    1 month ago

    Hi Gary, are there no "Lost and Found" Places in the US? Here in Germany you can bring found Items to the Townhall. The Office then posts all found items in the Citynews once a week.

    Rick Isaacs
    1 month ago

    In your 12/18/17 video 'Setting Up and Using iPhone Lost Mode' you describe how to setup an iPhone
    to use Lost Mode. Are there any new settings or changes to the existing lost mode settings in the newer IOS versions?

    1 month ago

    Henning: There are Lost and Found boxes everywhere. That's exact what I'm suggesting here by turning it into someone at the location where you found it. But there are at places like restaurants, schools, office buildings, etc. I've never heard of one at a "town hall." The vast majority of people in the US live in cities (more then 50,000 people) and very few still read newspapers.

    1 month ago

    Rick: No, it is straightforward. Having Find My iPhone ON is mostly what you need to do.

    Fred
    1 month ago

    I was at the airport recently. Someone lost their phone at the gate check and it seemed they were calling it over and over. The agent wasnt allowed to answer the phone. I thought that was interesting,

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