If you have a child with an iPhone and you are an Android user, fret not! Apple’s iCloud Find My iPhone feature allows you to locate your child’s iPhone easily from your Android device, bringing you peace of mind.
Locating a Child’s iPhone Using Apple’s ‘Find My’ service
Step 1: Set up iCloud Find My iPhone Before you can start using the iCloud Find My iPhone feature, ensure that it is enabled on your child’s iPhone. On the iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > Find My > Find My iPhone, and toggle the switch to enable it. Also, enable the “Send Last Location” feature, which helps in locating the device even if the battery is critically low.
Step 2: Access iCloud from your Android phone to locate your child’s iPhone. Open a web browser on your Android smartphone and visit https://www.icloud.com/find. Log in with the same Apple ID and password used on your child’s iPhone.
Step 3: Locate the iPhone Once logged in, iCloud Find My iPhone will display a map with the location of all connected Apple devices. Choose your child’s iPhone from the list, and the map will zoom in to show its current location. Please note that the iPhone needs to be powered on and connected to the internet (via Wi-Fi or cellular data) for this feature to work.
Locating a Child’s iPhone from an iPhone
For iPhone to iPhone location, although you can use the method described here, Family Share is the recommended solution.