If you lose your iPhone or iPad while on the go, simply install the Find My iPhone app on any other iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to find it. Apple has just announced that the Find My iPhone app is now available as a free download from the App Store.

In case you lost your device, sign in with your member name and password to locate your missing device on a map and have it display a message or play a sound.

There is even an option to remotely lock the missing device to protect your privacy, or to wipe it to permanently delete all of your data if you think that it won’t be returned. The app will automatically sign you out after 15 minutes of inactivity or you can manually sign out at any time.

In addition to the new app, the Find My iPhone web application on me.com now displays the device location on a full-screen map.

Unfortunately, Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe are not available in all countries.

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