What Does “No Location Found” Mean in “Find My” App?

Find My is a great feature that allows you to locate your missing or lost device. However, there are times when Find My is not working properly, and you may see an error message saying “No Location Found” while trying to find your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. 

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The good news is that there are workarounds for getting the Find My feature working again without any technical skill or installing any high-tech software. We will go through all the possible reasons why this problem occurs and how to fix it. 

Quick Fix: 

Before we dive in, updating your device is one of the easiest fixes. Try updating your device if it’s running on an older firmware update. This is because some software glitch may prevent Find My from working. If the problem persists after performing an update, move on to our solutions below. 

What Does “No Location Found” Message Mean?

If you see a “No Location Found” alert in Find My, you will not be able to track your device on the map. If you get this message while trying to locate your friend, the person is now out of range. Also, you won’t be able to see your location-based notifications. 

There are several reasons why this problem occurs, including the fact that your missing device is turned off or not connected to the internet. 

How to Fix No Location Found Message in Find My

Method 1: Ensure GPS is Working

If you have GPS disabled on your device, Find My can track your device using cellular data. However, your cellular data is sometimes not working as intended, preventing Find My from working. Here is how to turn on GPS on iPhone.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and then select Privacy.

Step 2: Tap on Location Services and turn it on.

Step 3: Try locating your device using Find My. If the problem is still there, move on to the next solution.

Method 2: Check Find My Settings in Location Services

If you have enabled Location Services, but the problem persists, Find My does not have access to share its data.  

Step 1: Open Settings and then select Privacy.

Step 2: Tap on Location Services and find My Find from the list.

Step 3: Select While Using the App option

Method 3: Make Sure Your Date & Time Are Correct

The inaccuracies in date and time may prevent Find My from working correctly. If the problem remains, try checking your date and time. Here is how.

Step 1: Open Settings.

Step 2: Select General and select Date & Time.

Step 3: Now Turn on Set Automatically.

Method 4: Check Apple’s System Status

Apple’s servers are sometimes unavailable, thus preventing the Find My service from working correctly. Here is how to check Apple’s system status. 

Step 1: Head to the Apple System Status website.

Step 2: Locate Find My and check if everything is green. 

Step 3: Apple’s servers are under maintenance if you see a Red Dot. 

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