How to Locate a Lost iPhone 4

By Steve Gregory

Updated September 15, 2017

Use the Apple Find My iPhone service to find your missing iPhone.
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The iPhone 4 stores movies, music and pictures, along with files of a sensitive nature such as emails, contacts and text messages. Apple offers a free "Find My iPhone" service for iPhone 4 users that can be used to find your lost iPhone before anyone else has a chance to use your private data.

Activate Find My iPhone

Tap the "Settings" icon on the Home screen.

Tap "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" and then tap "Add Account."

Tap "MobileMe" and then enter your Apple ID and password into the appropriate boxes. If you do not have an Apple ID, tap "Create Free Apple ID" and follow the instructions to create one. The MobileMe account displays "Verified" under it when you have finished creating your Apple ID.

Log in to your email account and click the "Verify Now" text link in the Apple verification email if "Not Verified" is displayed under MobileMe. Enter your Apple ID and password in the appropriate boxes on the verification page.

Go back to the MobileMe screen on your iPhone and tap the "Find My iPhone" On/Off button to "On."

Tap "Allow" when the Find My iPhone message displays.

Use the Find My iPhone Service

Launch a Web browser on your computer and navigate to the MobileMe website

Type your Apple ID and password in the appropriate boxes, and then click "Sign In."

Click "Find My iPhone" under Account. The MobileMe service displays the location of your iPhone on a map. Alternatively, click the cloud icon in the upper left corner to access the "Find My iPhone" feature.