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That is what Los Angles resident Todd M. pointed out in an appleinsider article about Reinaldo De Jesus Henao who was arrested by Indio Police for stealing over a hundred mobile phones at the Coachella music festival in Southern California on Friday, April 14, 2017. According to the Los Angeles Times, “several festival-goers noticed their cellphones had vanished during the event Friday” and those with Apple iPhones “According to the Indio Police Department, the music fans activated their “Find My iPhone” app and followed Reinaldo De Jesus Henao around the venue until he was detained by security workers.”

The appleinsider article continues, “Astute iPhone users ended up saving the day, not just for their fellow iOS users but also the Android victims at the event.”  Indio Police Department public information officer Sergeant Dan Marshall is quoted as saying,  “enough people pinpointed it to this person, they notified security, they looked around, they saw a person with a backpack, they detained him and then they called us. When we got there, we discovered these hundred-plus cellphones in his backpack.” Reinaldo De Jesus Henao of New York was charged with possession of stolen property and grand theft.

Is your Find My iPhone turned on? It is easy. Just follow the instructions here. If you are having any issues with this, follow these directions for trouble shooting. You can watch this how to video to set up Find My iPhone for those who prefer a video tutorial:

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