Guest blogger bio: Anthony Boulier is a blogger at irreverentcolective.com. He has been serving with thElement Student Ministry for 5 years and he’s become a great friend.
So Iâ€™ve recently found ways for my paranoia of my things getting stolen to relax a little and thought it would be nice to share this information on here. Sadly this isnâ€™t common knowledge and it should be, especially if the technology you own is expensive and not the cheapest to replace.
Luckily there areÂ options out there for free and very inexpensive ways to protect your stuff, or make it possible to locate your items.
First tip is for iPhone. iPad and iTouch Owners …
If you have recently gotten one of these youâ€™re one of the lucky people who gets a free limited Mobile Me account. Now limited sounds pretty lame and it kind of is, but what youâ€™re limited to
is not. Youâ€™re allowed to use the â€œFind My Phoneâ€ feature absolutely free and itâ€™s pretty easy to set up and use.
1. Go into your Settings and select â€œMails, Contacts, Calendarsâ€
2. Under â€œAccountsâ€ select â€œAdd Accountâ€¦â€
3. Select the mobileme icon
4. Then at the bottom select â€œCreate Free Apple IDâ€
5. Fill out the information and follow the additional steps
6. When done go into the MobileMe account you just added and turn on â€œFind My Phoneâ€
You can then go theÂ www.me.com, sign in, and see where your phone is, lock or wipe it to protect your data, and send it messages telling people who happen to Â find your phone where to call to give it back to you.
(Added tip: If you have restrictions enabled you can make it to where youâ€™re the only one who Â can add/delete accounts so if you loose your phone, no one can turn this feature off)
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