3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 9:47 AM by michael08081
ipadgeek98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My friend has had his ipod stolen on a camping trip what should he do?


ps,he doesent have a serial number.





iPad 2, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: ipod stolen
    Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    Call the cops?

  • 2. Re: ipod stolen
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    If it was an iPod touch and he set up the Find My iPod service prior to the iPod going missing, then there is a chance that can be tracked, though it depends on a number of factors (the iPod is turned on, connected to a WiFi network, and has not had the Find My iPod service disabled). He can log into icloud.com and go to the Find My iPhone section. Note, though, that he'll only get the location of the WiFi router to which the iPod is connected; there's no way to pinpoint the exact location of the iPod itself.


    If he did not set up Find My iPod or it's not an iPod touch, then there is no way to track it. He'll need to notify the police and change any passwords for any online accounts he may have used from his iPod (the iTunes Store, for instance). 




  • 3. Re: ipod stolen
    michael08081 Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)

    Tgara wrote:


    Call the cops?

    If you have iCloud for your device and on your computer and the Find My iPhone app you should be able to locate it from a different iOS device. If the device was restored, you cant do anything. Reset any passwords used on that device (ei. Facebook, email, Twitter, etc.....) and yes call the cops, Apple won't do anything. To be able to get your serial number go to

    Reporting a lost or stolen Apple product