Can I Track My iPhone or iPad if Find My iPhone isn’t Enabled?

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If you didn’t turn on Find My iPhone before your device was lost or stolen, you can’t use it to locate your device. However, you can use these steps to help protect your data:

1.  Change your Apple ID password. By changing your Apple ID password you can prevent anyone from accessing your iCloud data or using other services (such as iMessage or iTunes) from your missing device.

2.  Change the passwords for other internet accounts on your device. This could include email accounts, Facebook, or Twitter.

3.  Report your lost or stolen device to local law enforcement. Law enforcement might request the serial number of your device. Find your serial number:

  • On the original box or receipt
  • On My Support Profile ( if you registered your device with your Apple ID

4.   Report your lost or stolen device to your wireless carrier. Your carrier can disable the account, preventing phone calls, texts, and data use.

Find My iPhone is the only way that you can track or locate a lost or missing device. If Find My iPhone isn’t enabled on your device before it goes missing, there is no other Apple service that can find, track, or otherwise flag your device for you.

If Find My iPhone is enabled on your missing device, you can read : How To Use Find My iPhone.

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