How to track the turned off iPhone

A super new feature that iOS 77 — finally — brought to the iPhone is the ability to keep your device discoverable by the iOS native Search app, even if it’s offline or turned off.

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By keeping this setting enabled on your device, you will have up to hours to be able to locate your iPhone via the itinerary feature in the Search app options.

But how does it work? Basically, iOS triggers an innovative built-in feature, called Low Power Find My (“Low Power Search”, in free translation) , which operates in the same way as the newly released AirTags: the feature sends signals via Bluetooth to other nearby devices, which communicate with the internet and pass on location information.

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This way, if your device is stolen and the person turns it off, for example, you can benefit from the new technology Low Power Find My and still have a few good hours to track your iPhone through the app, even if it has been turned off on purpose.

Find out in the tutorial below how to make your iPhone discoverable for up to 24 hours even if it is turned off.

Step 1: in your iPhone Settings, enter “Privacy”.

Go to Settings > Privacy. Screenshot: Lucas Wetten (Canaltech)

Step 2: In the Privacy settings, tap “Location Services”.

Enter Location Services. Screenshot: Lucas Wetten (Canaltech)

Step 3: On the next screen, enter the “Location Alerts”.

Enter Location Alerts. Screenshot: Lucas Wetten (Canaltech)

Step 4: At the top of the next screen, enter the “Search iPhone” options.

Enter “Search iPhone”. Screenshot: Lucas Wetten (Canaltech)

Step 5: Enable the “Search app network” option so that your iPhone is locatable for up to hours even if it is turned off.

Activate the “Search app network” option. Screenshot: Lucas Wetten (Canaltech)

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