Finding an iPhone even if it is turned off or erased, the new trick of iOS 15

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Finding an iPhone even if it is turned off or erased, the new trick of iOS 15

There is no worse feeling in the world than feeling your pocket empty, seeing that suddenly your mobile, which is usually always there, suddenly is no longer there. You have lost your iPhone, how to find it? Luckily, Apple has a feature on its mobile devices called Find My / Buscar, que te permite localizar un iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods o incluso Beats.

Find My de iOS

In this news we tell you how to use Search to find your lost / stolen Apple device. But what if they turn it off? So if someone has erased or turned off your iPhone, you would no longer have any hope of finding more than the last recorded position at the most. But it will no longer be like that, at least in iOS 15.

Just yesterday, Apple celebrated the inaugural keynote of its WWDC21, an event for developers that ends next Friday, and in which those of Cupertino always take the opportunity to announce the news of their operating systems. Here are all the improvements that will come to iOS 15 and which iPhones are compatible. And precisely one of them stands out for its tremendous utility: Finding a turned off iPhone.

Find a powered off iPhone with iOS 15

The function is has updated in iOS 15, and now ‘Search’ (Find My) will allow locate and lock a paired device even after it has been erased or turned off. This tool will keep an erased device located as long as the lock is activated, and will undoubtedly help prevent someone else from buying and using it if it has been stolen.

Apple explains in the preview of iOS 15 that the greeting screen will show that the device is locked, traceable, and remains from its original owner, to deter potential illegal buyers. Also, ‘Search’ will also locate paired devices that are powered off, for example, because they have run out of battery, but also in case it has been stolen and turned off by the thief.

The new operating system too will show the location of family and friends with a continuous broadcast, and will enable separation alerts, in case the user has forgotten an object with an AirTag iincorporated, so you can pick it up. It will also incorporate AirPods Pro or Max support.

iOS 15 will have several testing phases in these months, but it will officially arrive next fall for these iPhone models:

  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone SE 2nd Generation
  • iPod Touch 7th Generation


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