Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2011 8:31 PM (in response to zacharyfromriverhead)
Did he install Find my iPhone? If so using mobile.me on your computer you can send a signal do do a remote wipe. This will only work if the iPod comes in range of an unsecured wi-fi source.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2011 9:12 PM (in response to zacharyfromriverhead)
Unless, as provided, you had mobileme/find my ipod activated before it was lost.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2011 12:34 PM (in response to bobjbkln)
You mean just purchasing and installing this application will solve all the problems of loosing ipdo? Isn't it a way to rub money from people? you mean that apple itself doesn't have the technology to trace the location? ipod touch or iphone aren't just like an ordinary cell phone or music player, your honour is that apple's products are 10 steps more than others. The subject of stolen ipods and iphones has been the problem of your customers for many years, why isn't a way out for one's who has this problem? I guess now I understand why my friend says Apple is just "limitation". You do have technology to trace stolen ipods that are authorized on apple.com! you do nothing for your customers satisfaction!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2011 1:14 PM (in response to nikghalb)
Find My iPod is a free service for owners of a fourth-generation iPod, so it's not a "way to rub money from people". If an iPod owner didn't set up the service, that's not Apple's fault; they can't force anyone to use the service the provide.
And sorry, but you're wrong; it's not technically feasible to track an iPod or any other network device, no matter who the vendor is, without a service such as Find My iPod which reports the location to Apple's servers. It just can't be done.
BTW, you're not communicating with Apple employees here. We're all just fellow users.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 5:10 PM (in response to zacharyfromriverhead)
If you have iCloud or MoblileMe and you have enabled "Find My iPod" you can remotely wipe it from any computer connected to the internet. To do this go to http://www.icloud.com/ and sign in. Click "Find my iPhone" and select your device under the "My Device" menu in the top left corner of the webpage. Your devices location will be displayed on the page. Click on the dot that represents you devices location. A black box will appear giving your devices name and when it was located. Beside that information is a blue circle with an i inside it. Click on that and a larger menu with more options will appear. You can do the following with this: display a message and/or play a soud (this is useful if you have lost it in your house or want to give contact information to the device's finder); remotly lock the device with a passcode; or remotly wipe the device (this does the equivalent of restoring your device). I hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 5:15 PM (in response to zacharyfromriverhead)
Change your iTunes (Apple ID) password along with any other password that was stored in the iPod. If any passwords are associated with credit cards, contact the CC company and get your card replaced (with a new number). If any passwords are associated with a bank or any other savings institution, contact them also and discuss approprate action with them.
The "Find my..." function is pretty much useless if the device is in the hands of a thief. All that is necessary is for the thief to connect to any computer with iTunes and "Restore as new."
The only real protection you have is with the personal information on the device rather than the physical device itself. This requires action before the device is lost/stolen. If the device has significant personal information, it should have a strong 8-digit (or longer) password AND be configured for automatic wipe in the event of ten consecutive incorrect password entries.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 6:12 PM (in response to nikghalb)
These are not Apple employees or representatives, we are mostly consumers .
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to nikghalb)
We can do without your ranting. Obviously the vast majority of users are willing to accept personal responsibility. Apple's sales have been through the roof.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 6:06 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)
Please note the date on the post to which you replied. No need to castigate a user for a post made almost a year ago; at this point it service no useful purpose.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to varjak paw)
I've got to start paying attention to those darned dates.