Yes, you heard it right, you can still locate your iPhone even when it has been switched off. How you say? Let’s find out in this blog. iPhone is one of the most sought-after phones due to its popularity, they are always adding something new to keep it in demand. With that spirit, iPhone owners always seem to get more user-oriented features with each update. In recent years a lot of people have been looking for a solution to trace back a lost phone. As smartphones hold a great value to one in today’s life, it is of the utmost importance to track back the phone.
Technology has always been working on making the user experience better. Thus, we saw the Find My app which connects Apple devices. So, if you left your iPhone somewhere, you can locate it with your Apple Watch or iPad using the Find My network. There are instances where people lose their phone but are unable to locate it as it runs out of battery. Presently, in that case, the iPhone goes untraceable, so it will only show the last location where it was working. When in the case of a stolen iPhone or when it is moved to another location, it can not be tracked via Find My app.
iOS 15: Find My network can still find your iPhone when it is powered off
In recent times with iOS 14.5, you can find your lost Apple devices using the Find My App. It will keep the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Mac, AirPods, and AirTag connected to your iCloud account. You can use the Maps to locate the lost iPhone in one of the devices. You can play a sound and also display a message for someone you find to help you get back the iPhone. But in the current scenario, the location is not tracked once the iPhone is turned off.
Therefore, to change this, the latest iOS 15 updates the features by tracking it down even after it’s powered off. Now, the Find My app will get an update as the iPhone will be still working on a low-powered mode and thus traceable for a few more hours.
Also read: How to Use Apple’s Find My App Rightly
What’s New With The iOS 15 Update?
At the recent annual Apple event- WWDC 2021, it was announced that the Find My network will be able to locate a powered-off iPhone. This news has made iPhone users very happy as now their latest update to iOS 15 will help them with their lost phone. It is also implied that the newest update will also help you trace a stolen phone even if it has been wiped out with the data. This addition to the iPhone will make it hard for thieves to keep hold of your iPhone as the Find My app will keep on tracking your iPhone. In addition to that, it has been informed that even if the iPhone has been reset with the factory settings it will be able to track the location with the Activation Key enabled.
Although if the iPhone user wants it to be turned off, then they will have to make changes in the settings and this Find My app feature will be disabled.
So, when iOS 15 is launched and you upgrade your iPhone, you can also forget about the worries of losing the iPhone. Apple makes it easier with its latest iOS update to trace back the lost iPhone even when it turns off. We are sure people will appreciate the feature as many times the users panic while not able to find the iPhone as it runs out of battery. The Find My app will now be able to trace the location of the iPhone even after it’s powered off making it easily accessible.
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