How to Turn on Find My iPhone from Another Device

If you wish to learn how to turn on Find My iPhone from another device, the following guide shows if and how you can do it on your device. It also offers tips on how you can best secure your data when your iPhone is lost.

By iMobie | Posted on: Sep. 28, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 28, 2018
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Find My iPhone is a feature on your iPhone that allows you to locate your device when your device is either stolen or lost. Once you have enabled the feature on your iPhone and your iPhone is missing, you can use another device to log-in to your Apple account and be able to find where your missing device is.

Many users realize the importance of Find My iPhone only after they have lost access to the device. If you did not enable the feature on your iPhone and your iPhone is missing, the following guide should help you know the thing on how to turn on Find My iPhone from another device that you have access to. You will also learn a few methods to protect your data on the missing iPhone.

Part 1. Can You Turn on Find My iPhone from Another Device?

The short answer to the question is no. You cannot turn on Find My iPhone from another device for your missing iPhone. There are internal reasons as to why Apple does not allow you to do it but you will not see those reasons publicly.

In the best interest of your device’s security, Apple does not allow the feature to be turned on from another device. So the only way you can locate your missing iPhone using Find My iPhone is if you had enabled the feature before you lost your device.

Part 2. What to Do When You Lose an iPhone with Find My iPhone Disabled on It

If you have lost an iPhone that did not have the Find My iPhone feature enabled on it, you cannot track the location of the device. However, that is not to say you can’t do anything about the Apple account attached to that missing device. There are a few things that you can do to protect the information stored on the missing device so that any unauthorized users cannot access it.

Tip 1. Change Your Apple Account Password

Soon as you find out that your iPhone is missing, the first thing you will want to do is change the password for your Apple account that is integrated with your missing device. To prevent misuse of your data, change the password for your account as soon as possible. It’s pretty easy to do that and the following shows how.

Change the Password of an Apple ID from a Browser:

On your computer, search and enter Apple ID account page > Log-in to your account > Click on Change Password in the Security section > Enter in your current password and set up a new password for your Apple ID account.

How to Turn on Find My iPhone from Another Device - Change Apple ID Password from a Browser

How to Turn on Find My iPhone from Another Device – Change Apple ID Password from a Browser

Change the Password of an Apple ID from an iOS Device:

If you happen to have multiple iOS devices using the same Apple ID, you can use any of those accessible devices to change your Apple ID password. Here’s how to do it.

Launch Settings app on your iOS device > Tap on your Apple ID > Password & Security > Change Password > Follow the instructions to change the password for your account.

How to Turn on Find My iPhone from Another Device - Change Apple ID Password

How to Turn on Find My iPhone from Another Device – Change Apple ID Password

Tip 2. Report Your Device to Both Law Enforcement and Your Carrier

When you find your iPhone is missing, you should report it to your local law enforcement as soon as possible. They should take appropriate actions to avoid misuse of your iPhone.

You should also report to your carrier so they block all the services including calls and messages for your iPhone. That way anybody using your missing device will not be able to make any calls or send messages from the device.

Part 3. How to Turn On Find My iPhone on Your iPhone

Now that you know the significance of enabling the Find My iPhone feature, you may probably want to have it enabled on your other iPhones as well as on the iPhone that was lost in case you have somehow gotten it back.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap on your Apple ID > iCloud > Find My iPhone > Toggle on both Find My iPhone and Send Last Location.

How to Turn On Find My iPhone

How to Turn On Find My iPhone

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it may not be possible to get the way on how to turn on Find My iPhone from another device, but there are certainly a few things you can do to protect the data on your missing device as shown in the above guide. For future safety, simply keep the feature turned on on all of your Apple devices.

iMobie

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