How to find a lost iPhone even if it’s turned off

Find My is a useful feature that allows you to locate a lost iPhone. The company has expanded Find My capabilities in the new 2021 version of the iOS 15 operating system. Now the users can see their phone on the map, even if it is dead or a phone thief has turned it off. The Verge explained how to do this.

Who can find a lost and turned off iPhone

The new “Find My” feature is available to users of the following iPhone models:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro / iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 / iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro / iPhone 13 Pro Max

The notification “iPhone Findable After Power Off” under the power-down toggle when shutting down your phone — means the feature is active.

How to activate the feature

If Apple’s Find My is turned off, you will have to set it up first. Here are instructions on how to start:

  • Go to settings, tap on your name, and then on “Find My.”
  • Tap on “Find My iPhone” and switch it on.

If you have upgraded to iOS 15, you can also activate “Find My Network,” which will let you find your phone even if it is offline.

If you enable the feature “Send Last Location,” it will send the location of your iPhone to your Apple account when the battery is about to die.

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You can also track your iPhone using the Find My app on your Mac or another iPhone. Any browser will also work — go to and sign in using your Apple ID.

In the web version, you will be able to do the following: play the sound on your phone, put it on “Lost Mode,” or erase the data. When using the Find My app, you get the same options, plus map directions on how to get to your iPhone.

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