Are you unable to locate your iPhone? If yes, then go through this blog carefully. It can be possible that you are super anxious or worried after losing your iPhone. Whenever you realize that your iPhone has been stolen, you need to take some immediate actions. Don’t give up! After all, you can still protect the information saved on it as well as there is a considerable possibility for getting your iPhone.
Lock your iPhone and erase the data
- The first thing that should be taken by you is to keep your data secure. If you have put a passcode on your iPhone, then luckily your information is safe. If you have not then, can put a layer of extra security by using Find My iPhone for locking your phone and adding a passcode. Resulting, stop the thief from misusing your iPhone.
- If you want to avoid taking any risk as the data saved on your iPhone is very personal then, you should prefer erasing the data. It can be done over the web by using iCloud. Erasing the data will prevent the thief from knowing about your private information.
- Prefer using Find My iPhone for getting to know the location or stolen iPhone.
Delete a Debit and Credit card from Apple Pay
- Firstly, go to the Settings application. It will have Apple Pay card that you require to remove.
- Click on Passbook and Apple Pay.
- Then, press on the Credit card that you are wishing for removing.
- Click on Remove Card. It will be placed towards the end.
Reset your passwords
If earlier you did not put a passcode and at present, you have not activated Find My iPhone, then you have another option as well. You should change your mail passwords as early as possible so that none of your information is leaked. It will also prevent the thief from sending mails from your account. Further, you should also change the passwords of online banking and the rest of your important accounts to stay at the safe side.
Alert all your contacts
Unfortunately, if you are unable to trace your iPhone by GPS or lock it, then there is a lot of chances that you will most probably not getting it ever. So prefer alerting people to everyone whose contacts you had on your iPhone. This will make your contacts know that the calls or inappropriate messages send from your iPhone or account is not from you.
Harry Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.