Who owns the iPhone

What happens if you are out and about and happen to find an iPhone? You happen to be a good person and want to return the iPhone to the original owner, but the phone is locked with a passcode. You might think you are stuck, but actually you can use Siri to find out who owns the device.

Tap and hold the home button to activate Siri. You can say “Who owns this phone,” “Who’s phone is this,” “Who does this iPhone belong to,” or “Who does this phone belong to.” Siri will then respond and display the information of the device’s owner.

However, if you ask Siri “Who’s iPhone is this,” or “Whose iPhone this is,” Siri responds back with a snarky response directing you to apple.com.

To make sure that your phone is set up properly so if asked Siri will answer with your information, open up Settings and scroll down until you see Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap on it.

iOS 8 Settings

Then scroll down until you see My Info under Contacts. Then you will see a list of all of your contacts and you can select yourself from the list. If need be, you can always create yourself as a contact and put in the information you would want a stranger to see in case they find your phone.

My Info Settings

Also, make sure you have the Medical ID set up in the Health app so that way in case your phone does get lost someone would be able to find out who owns the phone, as well as contact your emergency contact.



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