Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 6:10 PM (in response to iBozz)
These links may be helpful.
How to Track and Report Stolen iPad
Reporting a lost or stolen Apple product
Report Stolen iPad Tips and iPad Theft Prevention
How to recover a lost or stolen iPad
How to Find a Stolen iPad
Apple Product Lost or Stolen
Oops! iForgot My New iPad On the Plane; Now What?
If you don't know your lost/stolen iPad's serial number, use the instructions below. The S/N is also on the iPad's box.
How to Find Your iPad Serial Number
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
I haven't read those articles in great detail but the implication, or at least my inference, is that I need to have iCloud installed and enabled on the iPad to use Find My iPad.
However, as I said, Apple Level 2 Support eventually recommended deleting my iCloud account (not just disabling it but deleting all reference to it) from the iPad as the only(?) solution to my iTunes syncing problems. i'm concerned that if I implement iCloud again those problems will return and my OSX.6.8 iCal and iOS.6.0.1 Calendar applications will become so divergent that neither would be any use - as happened last time. I had to reconstruct a clean calendar from a paper diary, something I am anxious to avoid doing again!
Is there not a way of implementing Find My iPad on a 4G model without having to implement iCloud again?
Or, even better, is there not a way of implementing iCloud yet still retaining perfect syncing via iTunes?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 5:01 AM (in response to iBozz)
In the absence of any other advice, I've been expermineting.
If I implement iCloud on the iPad I can, obvioulsy, use Find My iPad - but the iCal(under OSX.6.8)/Calenda(under iOS6.0.1) syncing goes wrong as described above.. Although the mis-syncing symptoms appear arratic, with no discerniable pattern, it seems that more often than not appointments made on the iPad do not sync across via iTunes to the Snow Leopard iMac but they do, usually, go the other way.
Alas, though, that is not always true and I have as yet been unable to find a firm pattern.
The only workround which I have discivered works (so far, at least, it may well go wrong as time progresses) is to delete my iCloud account on the iPad each time I want to sync (usually every evening), carry out the sync and then reinstall the iCloud accound on the iPad.
This is, of course, a serious pain in the fundament abd relkies on me remebering to do the uninstall and install steps every time.
In my condgenital ignorance, I cannot see why having my iCloud account set up on the iPad, with all options other than Find My iPad turned off, should cause such havoc with syncing via iTuens.
Do you sync via iTunes and not the C;loud - and do you expereince erratic syncing? Am I alone in my paranoia!
Surely there is a way to sync via iTuens whilst still retaining the ability to Find My iPad all the time?
If it is a bug, then why has it not been addressed by Apple?
Any additional advice would be much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 5:48 AM (in response to iBozz)
You can set up an iCloud account and turn off all sync features entirely. That allows you to simply use it for find my iPhone (and mail if you want). You do not have to sync anything at all via iCloud unless you wish to - the settings are available in the iCloud account's settings to simply disable all sync features.
My iCloud account on my iPhone and iPad is set up for mail and find my device ONLY, nothing else. I sync my devices over wifi with iTunes on my MBP, and I use iCloud for nothing but mail and location tracking.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to Michael Black)
Many thanks, Michael, but that's what's puzzling me - every iCloud option (including Mail) is swithced OFF in the iCloud panel except Find My iPad.
It just doesn't make sense to me that Calendar/iCal syncing (seemingly that item alone) goes wrong when those settings are applied yet works flawlessly when I have the iCloud account deleted off the iPad.
Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, Notes, Photo Stream, Documents & data are all OFF and Find My iPad is ON.
In the Mail, Contacts, Calendars Setting, under Calendars I have ...
New Invitation Alerts - ON
Time Zone Support - OFF
Default Alert Times - (Birthdays - 1 week before, Events - None, All day Events - None)
Default Calendar - Mine, (there are 20 other calendars listed)
Shared Calendar Alerts - ON
I'm at a loss to understand why you apprently have no problems with Calendar/iCal syncing - just where do our configurations differ and where else can I look?
The neighbour's brick wall is becoming more than a little damaged as I repeatedly bang my head against it! I wonder if Apple would like to pay for the repairs!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 6:36 AM (in response to iBozz)
It should work fine, agreed. I am using OS X 10.8 on my MBP and the latest iTunes. While I have iCloud on my MBP as well, it is used solely for email, nothing else. I'm at a loss to suggest what else to try at this point. If you never used iCloud for any sync services, it would seem to me the issue is with your computer and iTunes, but I cannot think of what would cause the sorts of sync errors you describe, sorry.
Hopefully someone else will see this thread and offer some insight.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to Michael Black)
Thanks again, Michael.
What is odd is that I referred this to AppleCare "first level" support several times and not one of them could offer an explanation or solution, nor could Level 2 techies if I was referred upwards.
Untill, that is, on one call my "first level" support contact asked the question of a Level 2 techie (who, for some reason, was unable to speak to me direct) and his solution was the one that works - delete (don't just disable) the iCloud account from the iPad.
This invisible Level 2 techie had clearly come across this before as it took less than a minute to make the internal call and get the reponse.
Unfortunately my first level techie was unabale to offer any explanation as he himself hadn't come across the problem before.
And bl**dy annoying!