**How to Use Find My on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch**

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With the Find My feature, you have the ability to easily keep track of all your Apple devices, as well as other supported items like your keys with an AirTag attached. Not only can you locate your devices, but you can also share your location with your favorite people. In this article, we will guide you through the process of turning on Find My, locating a device or item, and sharing your location.

Turning on Find My

When you sign into iCloud on a new device, Find My automatically turns on. However, if you need to adjust the settings, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open your device’s Settings.
  2. Tap on your name at the top of the Settings menu.
  3. Select “Find My” from the list of options.
  4. Tap on “Find My iPhone.”

If Find My is already set up on your iPhone, your paired Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones will also be automatically set up.

Locating a Device or Item

To locate a missing device or item, you have a few options:

  1. Using another device: Open the Find My app on another device that is signed in with the same Apple ID or is a device belonging to a member of your family sharing group.
  2. Using iCloud.com: Sign in to iCloud.com on any mobile device or desktop browser.

Once you have access to the Find My app or iCloud.com, follow these steps:

  1. If you’re looking for a missing item with an AirTag attached, tap on “Items.” For missing devices, tap on “Devices.”
  2. The app will display a list of your devices with Find My enabled, along with a map showing their last known locations.
  3. Select the device you wish to locate.
  4. Swipe up on the handle to reveal your options.
  5. To help find a nearby device, tap on “Play Sound.” Your device will emit a chime to make it easier to locate.
  6. If you’d like to see the device’s location on a map and track it down, tap on “Directions.”
  7. For added security, you can turn on “Notify When Left Behind” to receive a notification if you accidentally leave one of your devices behind.
  8. If your device is far away or in an unfamiliar location, you can tap on “Activate” under “Mark as Lost.” This will remotely lock your device with its passcode and allow you to display a message with your contact information on its screen, in case someone finds it.
  9. In the event that you believe your device is lost for good, you have the option to remotely erase it by tapping on “Erase This Device.” It’s important to note that once you erase your device, you will still be able to track it, but you will need to restore it from a previously saved backup if you eventually retrieve it.

Sharing Your Location

The Find My app also gives you the ability to share your location with family and friends. Here’s how:

  1. Tap on the “People” tab in the Find My app.
  2. You will see a list of individuals who are already sharing their location with you.
  3. To share your location with someone, tap on “Share My Location.”
  4. Choose a contact from your list and tap on “Send.”
  5. Decide how long you want to share your location for.
  6. Your friend will receive a notification and can choose to share their location back with you if they wish.

In conclusion, Find My is a powerful tool that allows you to easily keep track of your Apple devices and other supported items. Whether you need to locate a missing device, share your location with loved ones, or ensure the security of your device, Find My has got you covered. Stay connected with Find My for more useful tips and tricks.

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