How to locate iphone if location services are turned off

 

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It’s an all too common scenario. You and your friends go out for a few drinks on a Saturday night. One drink turns to two, then three, and somewhere — probably in between the four shots of horrendous well whiskey and your oh-so-fantastic karaoke rendition of Jewel’s  You Were Meant for Me  — you go from a casual night out to painting the town red. Your iPhone, the essential piece of tech that’s basically become an extension of you, disappears somewhere without a trace.

Although optimized for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Find my iPhone is available on all devices equipped with iOS 5 or later. The utility is completely free and compatible beginning with the iPhone 3GS, third-generation iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini, and all the latest versions thereof. A valid iCloud account is also required and devices without cellular data must be connected to a registered Wi-Fi network to be located.

How to locate iphone if location services are turned off

After you remove or transfer your  SIM card , insert the tray completely and in the same orientation that you removed it (it will fit only one way).

Use only the SIM tray that came with your device. For example, a SIM tray from an iPhone 6s will not fit in an iPhone 7.

To pop open your device's SIM tray, insert a paper clip or a SIM-eject tool into the hole beside the tray. Find your model below to locate the SIM tray.

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It’s an all too common scenario. You and your friends go out for a few drinks on a Saturday night. One drink turns to two, then three, and somewhere — probably in between the four shots of horrendous well whiskey and your oh-so-fantastic karaoke rendition of Jewel’s  You Were Meant for Me  — you go from a casual night out to painting the town red. Your iPhone, the essential piece of tech that’s basically become an extension of you, disappears somewhere without a trace.

Although optimized for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Find my iPhone is available on all devices equipped with iOS 5 or later. The utility is completely free and compatible beginning with the iPhone 3GS, third-generation iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini, and all the latest versions thereof. A valid iCloud account is also required and devices without cellular data must be connected to a registered Wi-Fi network to be located.