How To Find the Last Known Location Using Find My iPhone
Losing your iPhone can be a real nightmare. You try calling it, but then you remember it’s on silent mode. Even worse, the phone shut down when the battery died. If this has happened to you, don’t worry. You can use the Find My app to locate your iPhone, Apple Watch, or any other Apple device, even if its battery has died.
In this article, we’ll help you find your iPhone or Apple device with the Find My app and its new Offline Finding tool. In addition, you’ll learn how to enable all the necessary Find My features that can help you find your iPhone in the future.
Find My iPhone – How to Find Last Known Location
When you lose your iPhone, the first thing you do is call it. But if the phone is on silent mode, you won’t be able to hear it. This is where the Find My app comes in. It allows you to keep track of all your Apple devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, AirPods, AirTag, and iPod Touch. In fact, you can connect all your Apple devices to the Find My app and monitor their locations at once.
The Find My app is preinstalled, so you just need to enable it. This is how it’s done.
- Go to Settings on your home screen.
- Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the menu.
- Proceed to the “Find My” option.
- Select “Find My iPhone.”
- Toggle the switch to enable the Find My app.
Keep in mind that your iPhone (and other Apple devices you want to track) must be connected to the Find My app for you to track their location. And they need to be connected to the same Apple ID.
One of the best features of this app is that it allows you to find your devices that are currently offline. The Offline Finding feature can help you when your phone has shut down due to an empty battery. This app can even find your iPhone if it’s in power reserve mode, or if it has been erased from the app.
The Find My app will direct you to the last location of your device before it died. For this feature to work, it has to be enabled. Follow the steps below to find out how it’s done.
- Open Settings.
- Navigate to your Apple ID at the top.
- Tap on “Find My.”
- Choose “Find My iPhone.”
- Toggle the “Find My Network” switch.
Now you will be able to find your Apple devices even if they are offline. This feature works by showing you where your device was the last time it was online or the last time it was connected to Find My Network. Even though it can’t be connected to your iPhone directly, it uses nearby Apple devices to figure out where your device is.
If you have an iOS 15 or later, you’ll be able to use the Find My Network to find your iPhone after it was switched off for 24 hours. If you have an iOS 15.2 or later, this feature can locate your iPhone for up to five hours when it’s in Low Power Mode.
There is one more important feature the Find My app uses to help you find your iPhone, and it’s the “Send Last Location” tool. This feature can help you locate your iPhone even if it’s offline or dead. It does this by sending your iPhone’s last known location to your iCloud account.
It’s important to enable this feature before you lose your iPhone because finding it will be much harder otherwise. Follow the steps below to find out what your iPhone’s last known location is.
- Go to Settings on your home page.
- Continue to your name at the top of the menu.
- Select the “Find My” app from the list of options.
- Choose the “Find My iPhone” field. You’ll see that it now says “On” next to it.
- Toggle the “Send Last Location” switch at the bottom.
Once you enable this feature, it will automatically send your iPhone’s location when the battery is critically low. If you already did this before you lost your iPhone, this is what you need to do next.
- Choose a different device to turn on the Find My app.
- Tap or click on the “Devices” icon on the bottom menu. All your Apple devices connected to the Find My app will appear on the map.
- Find your iPhone on the list of devices.
If the battery on your iPhone has died, you will have to do this another way. Follow the steps below to find out how it’s done.
- Visit the iCloud website on your preferred browser.
- Log in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID.
- Click on the “Allow” button on the two-factor authentication window and enter the code.
- Go to the “Find iPhone” option.
- Select your iPhone from the list of options.
The map will show you where your iPhone was last located. From this point on, you can enable the “Lost Mode” option, which automatically locks your iPhone and disables Apple Pay and other services. You can even get the exact directions to take you to your iPhone. If your iPhone hasn’t died and it isn’t on silent mode, you can play a sound to find it more easily.
The Find My app also lets you set a notification that will sound off every time you leave your iPhone behind. You can find this option on the app when you tap on your device. The great thing about this feature is that it will always reveal your iPhone’s current location. Here’s how you can enable it.
- Open the Find My app.
- Tap on the “Devices” option and find your iPhone.
- Tap on the “When Left Behind” option in the “Notifications” section.
If you don’t see this option, it means it’s not supported for your device yet.
Keep Track of All Your Apple Devices
If you lose your iPhone, don’t worry. The Find My iPhone app can help you locate it even if its battery dies. Apple is constantly improving its location services, making sure you never lose your devices. With the help of the Find My app, you’ll always know where your iPhone is. If it’s offline, it will tell you where it was last located.
Have you ever looked for your iPhone using the Find My app? Did you receive your iPhone’s last known location, or did you use another method to search for it? Tell us in the comments section below.