How to find the owner of a lost iPhone

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There are times when you are in the procession of a lost or stolen iPhone. Luckily, returning a lost iPhone has now become much easier thanks to some advanced features Apple puts into their iPhone models.  There are several ways you can get in touch with the original owner of a lost iPhone and we will cover some of them in this guide.


In this guide, we will show you some tricks that help you find the owner of a lost or stolen iPhone faster.

  1. Check their recent calls

If there is no password lock, all you need to do is to head to their Phone app and tap Recents to locate the contacts they communicate with regularly including Home, Brother, Sister or Husband. However, note that the above-mentioned solution only works for an iPhone without passcode lock.

  1. Ask Siri for help

If you accidentally have a lost or stolen iPhone with passcode lock, the best shot for getting in contact with its original owner is to ask Siri for help. In reality, you can bypass passcode to do several things on an iPhone like sending messages, or making call, but you can easily disable this functionality in the Settings app to keep your iPhone from prying eyes.

However, this won’t work with Siri. Apple’s virtual helper is now smarter than you imagine, as she allows you to call your friends or family members right from the lock screen. You can try asking Siri to “Call home, mom or dad”.

  1. Answer incoming calls

Another way you can try is to wait until the owner calls you from someone else’s phone, so all you have to do is to keep the phone charged and powered on. If the missing iPhone is now low on battery and you are not now using an iPhone, make sure that you get a charger from your friends to keep it active.

  1. Look for a Find My iPhone message

Find My iPhone feature allows you to leave a message on your iPhone’s lock screen if in case it is lost or stolen. In this case, all you need to do is to wake up the iPhone and check if the owner left a message for the person who finds it.

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That’s it! Have you found yourself in a situation when you end up in the procession of a lost or stolen iPhone? How did you find the owner? Let us know in the comments below.

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