Unfortunately many more often: you lose your Smartphone or it is stolen friends. But what now? Are your personal data at risk? And how do you get this information again?
The code lock and also encryption of content are ultimately no protection. Because the Finder of the lost iPhone can gain access to your data without much effort. We tell you what to do is for you in this situation.
Smartphones are used not only to make calls. Today, it serves as a mobile office. Private data or passwords are often stored. These are data that tackle anybody. For this reason, you should disable it remotely and delete, so no one has access to the data.
What can you do to find your iPhone again?
Have you lost your iPhone or just moved? The terror is great if your iPhone is not in the usual place. If you want to disable it still not immediately, because you think you have just misplaced it, then you can locate it.
How does it work? And have previously installed an app on the iPhone, to locate it? No, to locate a lost iPhone, you need no app. In the iCloud settings you have to activate ‘iPhone search’, to be able to find it later and protect your data. The only requirement is an iCloud account. If you then lose your iPhone, you must login yourself with your iCloud account on a PC. Then you can see on a map where are located your iOS devices. You can play a beep to find it, send a message to the device send or lock it but remotely, and delete the data. If you at least iOS 6 on your iPhone did, you have also the possibility the mode ‘lost’ to activate. You can lock your iPhone with a 4-digit password in this mode and display a phone number directly on the lock screen.
In addition, there is the app ‘find my iPhone’ you can download friends for free. You need to sign in with your Apple ID and already you can locate all your other Apple devices directly on your iPhone. This is a convenient way to keep your other devices at a glance.
What is but if you are and you have no way to sign up on a PC? If your iPhone from sanction comes to you, you have the possibility to contact the provider. You can leave directly to lock your SIM card by the provider, so that no one can make calls at your expense or surf. The downside is that can your files still remain on your iPhone and you will also no longer locate.
Many operators offer also to the lost device to locate it if you did not previously locked the SIM card. If you’re an O2customer and are logged in to the online portal of the network operator, you can find your lost iPhone with the mobile Finder. You need however also Internet access. Get on a map then shows you where it is currently located. So almost as with the previously mentioned method. But the prerequisite is that the iPhone is still in Germany, the SIM card is still active in the mobile phone and the airplane mode is not switched on. Also you have to be logged in before on the online portal. Nothing brings then unfortunately to try that later. So if you want to go play it safe, you should register there, to take no risk.
Your iPhone is gone. Are your files now also?
No! If you made a backup of your iPhone data, play a back this data in a new iPhone. If you are creating a backup then not only videos, photos and music are stored, but also all the settings that you have made to your old iPhone. You have now you can play a new iPhone just this backup and already it feels like you’re back in your old iPhone.
But how do I create a backup of this such? The first step is to install iTunes on a PC or Mac. Then you will need to follow the instructions and can set up iTunes in a few steps. When the iPhone is connected the first time, you must do the backup manually. From now on, the backup is started automatically as soon as the iPhone is connected. The iTunes version 5, this works even over Wi-Fi. The PC and the iPhone just about be connected in the same Wi-Fi network. This backup via Wi-Fi is advisable to always have a current backup to have.
If you have a new iPhone and now want to play a backup, then you must first connect it to your computer.Then select the connected device and select ‘Restore’. Now begins the play of the last backup. This restoration takes to the 10 to 20 minutes. If you got a message that the restore was successful, you can disconnect your iPhone from the PC. And you’ll be all the data back on.
Apple makes it easy very us so. But nevertheless, it is important to always have a current backup for all iPhone users. If then the iPhone lost it is not quite so bad. Now you know what to do you have, if something should happen.
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