Since the introduction of iPhone and iOS (back then was iPhoneOS), Apple has Find My app (it was Find My iPhone app back then and a paid service) as a way to locate your Apple devices (in this context: iPhone, iPad as well as iPod Touch) in case they are gone missing (either they are stolen or you forget where you placed your devices). The service is indeed useful until your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running out of their battery. Yes, Find My app requires the missing device to be remain active and turned on whenever you are using Find My service to locate them. So if they are low in battery or has dead battery, then you are out of luck.
- This article detailed the steps to enable feature that can locate your missing iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch even when they are powered off.
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Well, luckily since after Apple came out introducing Apple AirTag – where you can trace last known location of your missing AirTag – Apple has enhanced and implemented similar AirTag feature into its Find My service and into iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. So with this enhancement, now you can trace any missing iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch even when they have dead battery. However, this enhanced Find My feature is not by default turned on. You have to enable this feature yourself.
Here’s how you can locate iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch even when they are powered off
The following steps are to be done on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and requires only 1-2 minutes.
1) Ensure you are on iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or above.
The feature to locate iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch even when they are powered off is only available on iOS 15, iPadOS 15 or anything above, so check if you meet the OS requirement.
a) Go to Settings > General > Software Update.
b) Inside Software Update page, check if you are on iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or above. If it’s iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or anything above, then you are good to go. If not, tap the “Update” button to update your iOS to the latest version.
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2) Enable Last Location
The feature to locate device even when they are powered off is called “Last Location”, here’s how you can enable the feature.
a) Go to Settings. Tap on your Apple ID account on top (the one with your photo, name/initial).
b) Inside Apple ID page, tap Find My > Find My iPhone.
c) Inside Find My iPhone page, ensure “Find My iPhone” is turned on. If not, turn it on.
d) Still inside Find My iPhone page, switch on “Send Last Location”. When “Send Last Location” is turned on, your device will automatically send its location to Apple when the battery is critically low.
Bring it all together
By having Send Last Location turned on, it can help to locate missing device that was low on battery power or that may have been turned off by a thief. If you purely forgotten where you did put your device, this Send Last Location will for sure help you locate the missing device. If your device is stolen, it can give you the device last location so there are (higher) chances for you to find back your stolen device. Thanks Apple for bringing AirTag feature into iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch!
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