Students in a computer lab

 

Action screen from Find My iPhone

Can’t find your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? Did you leave it at a friend’s house, lose it in your dirty laundry or did someone swipe it?

With Find My iPhone, you can find your missing device and see where it is, lock it, send it a message with a contact number, play a sound or even erase it.

Find My iPhone is part of the iCloud service. iCloud includes 5GB of free backup space, so you can also use it to backup valuable content on your phone.

If you have an Android device, you can search Google Play for a similar application. Where's My Droid is popular and highly rated.

A recent study revealed that Americans lost $30 billion worth of mobile phones in 2011. Setup Find My iPhone or Where's My Droid to keep your phone yours.