How to Find a Lost iPhone even if it’s turned off

How to Find a Lost iPhone even if it’s turned off. We’ll even show you how to find a lost iPhone without Find My iPhone! With iOS 15, Find My will locate your phone even after the phone’s battery dies.

Learn how to find a dead iPhone by enabling the Find My iPhone last known location feature, how to find the last location of an iPhone, even if it’s dead or offline, what to do once you’ve located your lost iPhone, and how to find an iPhone without Find My iPhone.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about using Apple’s Find My app. But first, make sure you have a passcode set up. That way if someone does steal your phone, they won’t have access to a treasure trove of personal info. Let’s also take a few minutes to make sure the Find My service is enabled so you’ll have the best chance of getting your device back.

And now that iOS 15 brings with it the capability to locate your phone even if the battery has run out or it’s been turned off — if you’ve got the right phone — the utility of Find My has become even greater.

You will be able to locate a shut-off phone if you have the following:

  • 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

You’ll know that this feature is active if, when you shut your phone down, you see the phrase “iPhone Findable After Power Off” under the power-down toggle.

Make sure Find My iPhone is enabled

If you’re new to the iPhone or have never set up the Find My app yet, here’s how you start:

  • Go to your settings, tap on your name, and then on “Find My.”
  • Tap on “Find My iPhone.”
  • Toggle “Find My iPhone” 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’s offline. “Send Last Location” will send t

After setting a passcode, double-check that Find My is turned on. It should be enabled by default, and you’d have to go out of your way to disable it, but it’s always a good idea to double-check right now.

On your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap on your name at the top of the screen. Next, tap Find My > Find My iPhone. Make sure that the switch next to Find My iPhone is on, and while you’re there, make sure the switches next to Find My network and Send Last Location are on as well. 

As a refresher, Apple’s Find My network will crowdsource the location of a device marked as lost. For example, if you lose your iPhone and mark it as lost in the Find My app (more on that process in a minute), Apple will use the Find My service on any iPad, iPhone, or Mac to locate your iPhone, even if it’s not connected to the internet. The device owner won’t even know they’re helping you find your lost device.

As for Send Last Location, well, that’s pretty self-explanatory. As your battery gets low, it will automatically send its last location to Find My in an effort to help you recover it if it turns off. You can still track your phone after it shuts down if your device is running iOS 15, but that’s only available on newer iPhone models.

How to Find a Dead iPhone: Set Up Find My iPhone Last Known Location

Does Find My iPhone work when a phone is dead? Yes, if you’ve set up the Find My iPhone last known location feature. If you don’t have this feature turned on, it will be much harder to find an iPhone that is dead. The catch is that you need to have turned this feature on before your iPhone was lost.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on your name.
  3. Tap Find My.
  4. Tap Find My iPhone.
  5. Toggle on Send Last Location, which will automatically send the location of your device to Apple when its battery is low. 

How to Find a Lost iPhone with a Different Apple Device

If you own an iPad or Mac or you share your location with a Family Sharing Group and have access to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac belonging to a group member, you can use one of those devices to find your lost iPhone even if it’s dead. 

  1. Open the Find My app on the device you’re using.
  2. Tap the Devices tab.
  3. A map will pop up with a list of your Find My-enabled devices.
  4. Select your iPhone from the list of devices.

How to Find a Dead iPhone with

If you need to track your iPhone using’s Find My iPhone app from a laptop or desktop web browser, here’s how:

  1. Open a browser and go to
  2. Sign in using your Apple ID and password.
  3. If prompted, click Allow to allow the use of on the device you’re using and complete two-factor authorization.
  4. Click the Find iPhone app icon.
  5. Select All Devices at the top and choose your missing iPhone.
  6. The map will display where your lost iPhone is located.

How to Find a Lost iPhone with Someone Else’s iPhone

When using a different iPhone tied to someone else’s Apple ID to find a lost iPhone that is dead, don’t sign out from their ID in Settings; use the Me tab in the Find My app to log in remotely. Don’t forget to sign out when you’re done so that you don’t stay signed in on your friend’s iPhone.

  1. Open the Find My app on your friend’s iPhone.
  2. Select the Me tab.
  3. Scroll down and tap Help A Friend.
  4. You will be asked to log into iCloud. If prompted to log in using Touch or Face ID, select Use Different Apple ID at the bottom of the pop-up notification.
  5. Log in using your own Apple ID and password.
  6. When prompted to save your password, select Not Now.
  7. To find your lost iPhone, tap on it in the list of devices that appears at the bottom of the screen.
  8. The screen will display a circle around the area where your iPhone is located and will zoom in if necessary.

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