The first step to finding your iPhone is determining whether you lost your iPhone while out and about or is it somewhere nearby. Losing your iPhone can be a nightmare, especially if you have not recently backed up your personal data, photos or contact list.
Tracking and finding your missing iPhone is possible, it but may require access to an iCloud account to locate your phone if you don't have a third-party tracking app already installed. However there are some workarounds. The first step to finding your iPhone is determining whether you lost your iPhone while out and about or it is somewhere nearby. Most often people always pose the question if we can can Track our iPhone without my iPhone? I will say that is very possible.
How do I track my iPhone without using my iPhone?
Firstly, Use Find My iPhone. Apple's Find My iPhone app is usually the go to option when trying to track an iPhone. It tracks your phone's location via GPS from another internet-connected device. if you have the Find my devices, say the iPhone and iPad, you do not need to log in to your iCloud account to track it. However, if you have to locate your lost device from a friend or co-worker's device, you need to log in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and Password.
Once that is done that is once you log in, you can see your lost device on a map as its movements are Tracked in real time via your phone's built-in GPS. For instance, if you forgot your phone in a bus or in a ride-share, you can see the phone continue to move along the vehicle's route until it reaches its destination. If your iPhone is online, it is marked buy a green dot, and if it is offline, it is marked by a gray dot where it was lost lastly located.
Secondly, Use Your Google Maps History. If you have a Google account and have put in or enabled your location history to be saved by Google maps, you can log in to your account on another internet connected device and search through your location history. For best outcome, narrow the time frame to the exact time between when you lastly remember having your phone and now. You should see the last ping - the last time your cellphone communicated with a cellular tower - to narrow down your phone's whereabouts. This helps discover the location of an active phone, but if your phone is turned off or put into airplane phone, it does not continue to ping.
- Get an email saying that your tracked device is being located.
- Get a detailed report on where it is being used by logging in iHound's website.
Also, We can as well use MyFoundCast. MyFoundCast a patent pending technology is the internet's first lost and found service that allows you to create custom Wallpaper and embed information into that wallpaper so when somebody finds your iPhone or iPad Touch they will know how to return it. all members are given unique tracking ID an automatically registered in your lost and found database. you may register the serial number of any iPad or iPhone.
Am not so sure this actually works. If someone who finds the iPhone is honest enough to return it he/she will do some basic researches on the owner of the iPhone and return it back. Isn't it?
In addition we can use Navizon app. Navizon is a hybrid positioning system combining GPS, Wi-Fi and cellular triangulation techniques. It calculates the geographic location of wireless device by analyzing the signals from nearby Wi-Fi access points and cellular towers and comparing it against a database of known data points. a new option called Locate-by-SMS allows you to locate your lost iPhone by just sending an SMS text message to it.
So after viewing all these methods we can find out that it is very possible for us to Track iPhone without using iCloud. Other methods too can be applied we can still use an Apple Watch, Tap Lost Mode. it is at the bottom center of the screen. Use this option if your iPhone is lost in a place where it could be found by someone else or if you think it is been stolen.