Call it locating, finding or tracking another iOS device, all of the above is possible with your iPhone.Apple has given all iPhone users the opportunity to track or locate their devices with built-in features and app. ‘Find My Friends’ is one of them. This app lets you connect with your friends and family but you can use it for locating another iPhone or in other words, the target iPhone. It’s useful if you have kids or even when someone is coming to pick you up from the airport. You can also use it to share your location to enable other iPhone users to track your whereabouts for the entire day.
Then there is ‘Find My iPhone’ which is a feature designed to locate an iPhone or any other iOS device in case it is stolen. This service is a part of your iCloud and it uses the GPS of the iPhone and internet to locate it on a map. It also allows you to take actions on the iPhone you are trying to locate.
Tricks to find another iPhone on your iPhone
Trick 1: How to find another iPhone using Find My Friends?
Step 1: Install or setup ‘Find My Friends’
The ‘Find My Friends’ app must be downloaded and installed on your iPhone as well as the iPhone that you want to find. If your iPhone has iOS 9 or later, no installation is required since‘Find My Friends’ is automatically installed. As you sign into the iCloud on your iPhone, you automatically sign into Find My Friends too.
Step 2: Add a Friend
To add someone in ‘Find My Friends’, open the app, tap ‘Add’ and choose the person you want to add. You must enter their email address to send them a request. The other person must agree to share their location so that you can locate them whenever you want.
Step 3: Track their location
Once they have accepted the request of sharing location, you can track their whereabouts whenever you want. Find My Friends will show you their location at any given moment in time. It also offers location geo-fencing to get a notification whenever a device leaves or arrives at a certain location. With the ‘Notify Me’ feature, you can set an alert when the device arrives or leaves a particular address.
To track another location, here is what you need to do:
- Open ‘Find My Friends’
- Click on the contact icon to see the exact location of the device in real time.
There is a limitation to this process. If the target iPhone user stops sharing their location with you, you cannot track them anymore.
Trick 2: How to find another iPhone using Find My iPhone?
To use ‘Find My iPhone’ for locating another iPhone, follow these steps:
Step 1: Log into the iCloud
Visit icloud.com and enter your Apple ID credentials. You will see the iCloud dashboard immediately.
Step 2: Click on ‘Find My iPhone’
Click on the ‘Find My iPhone’ icon. This will take you to the ‘Find My iPhone’ interface and a map.
Step 3: Choose the iPhone you want to locate
To start tracking the target iPhone, here is what you need to do:
- On the interface, click on the menu at the top bar and choose ‘All Devices’ and select the device you want to locate.
- This will start the tracking of the target iPhone
- You will get to see the location of the target iPhone on the map.
‘Find My iPhone’ lets you find the target iPhone as long as the device is on and connected to the internet.
Is there any other way of locating another iPhone secretly?
Let’s suppose you cannot use ‘Find My Friends’ because the target iPhone hasn’t shared their location with you and you can’t also use ‘Find My iPhone’ because it’s not stolen. In that case, you can use a mobile tracking app like mSpy, Xnspy or TrackMyFone to monitor the real-time location of another device and even apply geofencing.