Airplane Mode- A Thief’s Best Friend

Airplane Mode is great for battery life but really terrible for finding your phone.

It’s also a regular tool for less than friendly neighborhood pickpockets to disable Find My iPhone. To prevent this we need to turn off the control panel on your lock screen (sorry Android peeps your guide is too technical and device specific).

iPhone Process

  1. Open Settings
  2. Go to Touch ID & Passcode
  3. Enter Passcode (or add a passcode)
  4. Turn off Control Center
  5. Celebrate!
  6.  Also, don’t use Airplane Mode
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Low Power Mode Instead

  1. Unlock your phone
  2. Swipe Up from the bottom
  3. Hit Low Power
  4. That’s it