How to Track a Lost or Stolen iPhone 5S

As an iPhone or iPad user, have you ever lost or had your iPhone/iPad stolen? And how did you deal with it? I have never had this kind of experience, but I suppose, almost everyone who lost iPhone want to get it back.

One month ago, I had impulse to write something when I read the news from WSJ which revealed Apple and other electronics has become the target for most of the thieves. Yet, I was so busy that until today I could find the time to collect some tips about how to track lost/stolen iPhone 5S, as well as something you can do even if your iPhone lost forever.

First: File a Police Report

It is less likely to find stolen iPhone 5S on iPhone by simply report to the police, but always good to increase the chances.

Second: Use Find My iPhone to locate iPhone 5S

Find My iPhone is an app on your iPhone to check where your iPhone is. Moreover, with the help of Find My iPhone, you can lock your iPhone 5S to prevent the thief read the information on your Phone.

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Don’t rejoiced too soon, above all, make sure you have enable Find My iPhone app on your iPhone before lost or stolen.

3 steps teach how to find stolen iPhone 5S if Find My iPhone was turned on
Step 1: Enter https://www.iCloud.com in your web blower or simply click the link if you use other iOS device which installed Find My iPhone, then login with your iCloud ID set up on the iPhone 5S you lost.

Step 2: Find My iPhone will automatically to locate your lost iOS device once your log in. If the thief turned off your iPhone 5S, then the map will display the last location and the location will be updated once the iPhone turn on again.

Step 3: Once your iPhone is located, there will be a pop-up window over the green dot. You will see several options when tap the windows:
Play Sound. Sometimes, you are just so careless that put your phone in the home or your friend’s house that you thought you have lost it. In this case, you can click Play Sound the send a sound to the iPhone that you can find it immediately.
Lost Mode. Be afraid of the intimately private data on your lost iPhone will let out? Don't worry and Lost Mode option enable you to lock your device screen remotely even if you haven’t set up password before.
Erase. It is easy to understand, yep, Erase button is able to delete all your data on lost device if you still worry about the data security, after all, someone could break the iPhone screen password.

Third: Something You Can Do Even without Finding Your iPhone

Haven’t enabled Find My iPhone before the device was lost? Or even you have done the instructions above but still can’t find lost iPhone 5S? Do not be glum, and there is still something you can do after lost your iPhone.

- Activate Find My iPhone app on other iOS Device.

Can I track stolen iPhone without find my iPhone? No, it can’t be true at least for now. Therefore, it is better to enable the app just in case.
Here is how:
# Download “Find my iPhone” from App Store on your iOS Device and install it.
# Tap Settings-> iCloud, then login with your Apple ID. If you do not have one, just hit “Get a free Apple ID” to get a new iCloud account.
# Roll to the bottom of the iCloud menu to allow Find My iPhone app.

-Recover lost data after iPhone 5S was stolen or lost.

With the help of Find My iPhone, you can prevent others access your iPhone and even delete all the files. But if those data in lost iPhone means a lot to you, like WhatsApp messages, contacts, text messages, notes etc. you should extremely want to get it back, then any way to recover stolen iPhone data? As long as you have backed up iPhone data before, the answer is absolutely YES! Here is a look at: Recover iPhone Data from iTunes or iCloud Backup.


Calendar Event Get Deleted! How to Recover Calendar on iPhone 5S

A short while ago, we have learned how to retrieve reminders from iPhone 5S, then I found another similar demand- iPhone calendar recovery. Someone likes to make a to-do list with iPhone reminder, while someone just needs to record few important items with calendar event like somebody’s birthday. However, deleted calendar entries or lost for other reasons also could happen on you, if this bad thing happens to you, keep calm and continue to read the entire article.

To recover iPhone 5S calendar entries, you have 3 choices: iTunes, iCloud and iPhone data recovery program. In the following, I will introduce all of the three methods, no matter how you lost calendar event, you must get back your calendar entries.
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#1 Restore Deleted iPhone 5S Calendar from iTunes

First of all, make sure your lost calendar have been backed up on the iTunes, and do not sync your iPhone with iTunes until get the files back.

Here is what you need to do:
First, plug your iPhone 5S into your PC via the USB cable. Launch iTunes and click “Summary” tab, then tap “Restore from Backup”. Not only can you recover calendar but other files as contacts, text messages, photos and more.

#2 Retrieve Calendar from iPhone 5S with iCloud

To retrieve calendar from an iCloud backup, you must erase the contents on your iPhone first by doing like this:
Setting> Reset> Erase All Contents and Setting

Then the iPhone will restart and run to the Setup Assistant tab, just select “Restore from iCloud” and sign in iCloud account.

#3 Recover iPhone 5S Calendar Data with iPhone Data Recovery Program

Neither made a backup on iTunes nor iCloud? Then, iPhone Data Recovery program is your only choice! In order to recover iPhone 5S data perfectly, we choose the most famous iPhone data recovery program- Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery tool to show you how to recover iPhone 5S calendar event without backup.

This method requires 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Download Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery (Windows & Mac) and install it on your computer. Launch program and choose the recovery mode of “Recover Data from iOS Device”, connect your iPhone 5S to PC, then click “Start Scan”.
Step 2: It will take you few minutes to scan your iPhone, for this scan not just for calendar but for other files. When the scanning is over, click “Calendar” on the left to preview all your lost calendar entries.
Step 3: Mark those calendar events you need and hit “Recover” button to save them on your computer.
That’s it!

Moreover, the recovery mode of “Recover Data from iTunes Backup” also allows you recover iPhone 5S calendar from iTunes backup.


How to Retrieve Reminders from iPhone 5S After Deleted or Lost

iPhone reminder is very helpful for you to record to-dos in your daily life or work. Generally speaking, it is not likely to lose your reminder data, unless the following things happen

Accident 1: After connecting to iCloud last night and setting up my sync for Calendars, I noticed today that all my Reminders have disappeared.

Accident 2: I accidentally deleted the "Reminders" list on my iPhone 5S after installing iOS 7.  Now I have no lists and no means to add a reminder (no plus sign and no list).

Yeah, sync iCloud and accidentally deletion are the most common reasons that due to your reminder lost. If the daily schedule means a lot to you, and you forgot what you have set up, then the guide below will tell you how to retrieve reminders from iPhone 5S.
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What You Need:
1. A computer can connect with internet.
2. iPhone(if you do not have a backup) or iTunes backup file(already backed up).
3. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery program: the key to restore reminders.

The first thing you need to do is to download iPhone Data Recovery program on your PC and install it. Then, what’s the next? There are two cases: Guide 1 specific for those iPhone users who do not have an iTunes or iCloud backup and please read Guide 2 if you have synced iPhone with iTunes before lost your reminders.

Guide 1: Recover Reminders on iPhone without Backup

Before you get started, don’t write any data into your iPhone to avoid the new files cover the lost data. It's pretty easy to get the reminders back, read the detailed steps below:

Step 1: Double clicks to open iPhone Data Recovery tool and stay in the recovery mode of “Recover Data from iOS Device”, then get your iPhone 5S connected to computer with a digital cable, then click the “Start” button to begin.
Step 2: When the scan is over, the scan result will be presented as catalogue like Reminder, Contacts, and Photos etc. You can preview your lost reminders in “Reminders”.
Step 3: Here is a choice that only displays the deleted items that you can just check those deleted reminders or just select the reminders you want, and then click on “Recover” button to save reminders on your computer.

Guide 2: Retrieve iPhone Deleted Reminders from iTunes Backup File

In this guide, iPhone Data Recovery program is also the tool we will use and the steps are similar as the guide above. Likewise, here is a note before get start: please don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes in order to preserve your backed up data.

# 1: Launch program and choose “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” as recovery mode, then you will see all backup files you made on your computer will be displayed. Choose the backup file of your iPhone 5S and click “Start Scan” button.
# 2: It will take you few seconds to scan backup file. After it, you can preview all the contents in the backup before recovery it. Move your eyes to the group of “Reminders” if you just need the reminders.
# 3: The last step is to tick those reminders you need to restore, then hit “Recover” button.

This is the whole process of iPhone reminder recovery, pretty simple, right?

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