With the recent iOS 17.3 update, Apple has introduced a new feature called the Stolen Device Protection to protect devices after theft.
It adds an extra layer of security whenever your iPhone finds itself in any unfamiliar location.
However, users have complained that even after this update, the Stolen Device Protection is not showing up under their settings.
Without wasting any time, let’s see how to fix this issue.
Fix Stolen Device Protection Not Showing
To use the Stolen Device Protection Feature, you must activate it while setting up a new phone.
For older devices, you can still activate and use Apple Stolen Device Protection on your iOS device.
The prerequisites to Apple’s Stolen Device Protection feature are listed below:
- Stable Internet connection
- Enable Location Services
- Compatible version of iOS or macOS
- Two-factor authentication for Apple ID
Ensure that you have set up Touch ID or Face ID and Find My app. Also, you need to update your device to the latest version.
Method 1: Troubleshoot Internet Connection
Your iOS device must have an active and stable internet connection for the location tracking feature to work. This can be through Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Method 2: Enable Location Services
Location Services must be turned on to enable Stolen Device Protection to find your lost phone.
Follow the steps to turn on your location:
1. Go to Settings > Privacy & Security.
2. Tap on Location Services and turn on the toggle for Location Services.
Method 3: Enable Two-Factor Authentication
It’s recommended to have two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID for an added layer of security.
Follow the steps to turn on two-factor authentication:
1. Open Settings and tap on your profile.
2. Select Sign-In & Security.
3. Tap on Turn on Two-Factor Authentication and select Continue.
4. Enter your phone number and tap on Next.
5. Enter the verification code you receive via SMS.
Can Apple Track Stolen Opened or Unopened iPhone?
Yes, Apple can track stolen devices if you have enabled the Find My feature on your device and the iPhone has been opened.
However, if the iPhone has not been opened or signed into and gets stolen, there is no way Apple services can track the stolen phone.
Will Apple Replace a Stolen iPhone?
Yes, Apple might replace your stolen iPhone if you have applied for AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss which requires an additional fee.
Now, you can quickly fix the Stolen Device Protection feature not showing under your settings and ensure your iPhone is protected under all circumstances.
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