5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2010 7:27 PM by Bob Baron
jerseygoil Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
IS it true that the new OS has the ability to remotely locate a missing iPad?
If so please explain how and what I need to do to put this into action
Thanks in advance

imac core2/ 22' & 24"/macbk 13" wht./ 3Gs/ipad3G, Mac OS X (10.6.3), mm/wifi keybrd/ magic mouse, 32 G IPAD, 2nd G Appletv
  • 1. Re: Find my ipad
    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Yes, it is true.

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/find-my-ipad.html will explain how to do it.
  • 2. Re: Find my ipad
    araym Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I've been playing with this and, for me, the only way I can get it to locate my iPad is if I have 3G enabled at the time. (Plus the iPad needs to be actually turned on, of course.) If it is using just Wi-Fi, even if it can use location services to correctly identify its own location, in my experience the Find My iPhone (iPad) service will not work.

    Is that what other people are seeing?

    Nice feature, but would be even nicer if it worked while on Wi-Fi mode only also.
  • 3. Re: Find my ipad
    lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (142,150 points)
    I can find my 3^ iPad but can also find my 4G iPod. The iPod only has and uses wifi for location. The show location is a little different for the two devices when the are next to one another but that is expected.
  • 4. Re: Find my ipad
    igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)
    The problem is that the wi-fi only iPad and Touch can't be found if they are not connected to a wi-fi network which is quite often the case, especially when moving around, and that is when you are most likely to lose them.
  • 5. Re: Find my ipad
    Bob Baron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tamara wrote:
    Yes, it is true.

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/find-my-ipad.html will explain how to do it.


    I've tried several times and it won't take my iTunes password. Who do I contact to solve this problem?