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THERE’S a hidden network of iPhones out in the world that can save you from a major financial headache.

This invisible “Find My” network uses millions of handsets around the world to help you find your lost devices.

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It’s a genius trick that you can’t see with your own eyes – but is silently helping Apple customers around the world every single day.

This clever system can even locate devices that have been switched off completely.

How does Find My iPhone work

The Find My Phone app is designed to help you find your lost phone.

Once you activate it in your settings, you can log into iCloud or another Apple device and see where your Apple devices are.

If they’re connected to the internet you’ll be able to exact location.

And if they’ve got no internet connection, you’ll see their last known location.

However there’s an exception for some devices.

If you’ve bought a new iPhone in the past few years, they can be tracked even when the device is switched off.

How does Find My locate ‘switched off’ iPhones

Find My can locate certain iPhone models even if it’s been switched off.

It also works if the battery has simply run dry.

Apple has turned hundreds of millions of Apple devices into a giant network of device-finders.

It works using Bluetooth, although recent iPhone models have Ultra Wideband connectivity built-in to allow this to work even if a device is offline.

So other iPhones that have been nearby your lost handset will “ping” it to Apple’s Find My network.

That means all you need for your lost device to appear on the Find My map is someone with an Apple device to have moved near your iPhone.

This works even if your phone is switched off.

However, your iPhone will only be trackable while switched off through this method if it’s got UWB tech inside.

The supported models include:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

To enable it, go into your settings, tap your name and then choose Find My.

Next tap Find My iPhone and toggle the setting to the on position.

Finding a lost iPhone can save you from having to fork out for a new one, so it’s definitely worth switching your Find My settings on.