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5 Tweaks To Increase Your Chances of Retrieving Your iPhone | Tweak It#2

A few years back when I lost my Android phone, I regretted one thing the most. And, that was not leaving mobile data turned on.

“Only if I hadn’t turned off my cell phone’s mobile data, I could’ve easily located it through Google’s Find My Device.” That was the first thing that hit my mind. See, it's the regret that drives us crazy more than the loss.

An iPhone 13 Pro with Find My icon on it.
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Well, here are few practices you can consider doing on your iPhone to make sure that you did everything from your side.

Here goes:

Location Services

  • Head to Settings, then tap on the Privacy
  • Click on Location Services, and then turn it ON.
Location Services Page on iPhone 13 Pro
Location Services Page on iPhone

Find My

  • Open Settings, then Apple ID, you will see ‘Find My’ option
  • Click on the ‘Find My’ option, then Find My iPhone.
  • Turn on Find My iPhone, Find My network, Send Last Location
Find My on iPhone | How to Use?
Find My Page on iOS


This one is more from a safety perspective, making your iPhone less vulnerable to brute-force commands, and revoking unauthorised access to a control centre if someone tries to break in.

  • Go to Settings, then tap on ‘FaceID & Passcode’ option.
  • Scroll down, Turn off ‘Control Centre’ & ‘USB Accessories’ toggle.

That’s been it for now. Let me know your thoughts on this. I enjoyed testing and writing this. If you enjoyed reading the story, consider following me (Bhavesh Rawat). Peace ✌.

Also, I’m thinking of making these kinds of stories into series which we’ll call Tweak It. If you haven’t read the first one. You can do that here.

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