3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 10:42 AM by wjosten
jcole2012 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

I lost my iPod Touch 4g and want to find with the Find my iPhone app. I'm using my brother's iPhone 4s to locate it. Can I use a serial number to locate. I lost it in school (in the Administrations office) so I know it won't be stolen. I had them search the whole building and found nothing. My school has Wi-Fi. I got the serial number from iTunes back up.


iPod touch, iOS 6.0.1, 4th_Generation running Windows 7
  • 1. Re: Can the Find My iPhone app use a serial number to locate lost iPod Touch 4g
    michael08081 Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)

    I see you haven't got the iOS 6.1.... to answer your question.... i'm not really sure Find my iPhone app will use a serial number. Plus I used to have the app on my iTouch 2g before the update...... so I can't locate for you

     

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  • 2. Re: Can the Find My iPhone app use a serial number to locate lost iPod Touch 4g
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    The find my iDevice works through iCloud.  What you needed to have done before it went missing was setup an iCloud account on the device, then enable the find my device slider setting to "ON" under that account's settings.

     

    If you did not do that, it is not trackable.

     

    There is no way to track it by serial number.

     

    Also, in order to be trackable it has to be powered on and connected to a data connection.  A wifi-only device like an iPod Touch powers off the wifi radio when running on the battery, so if it has gone into sleep mode, it would not be trackable until or unless woken up by someone so it could re-acquire a data connection with a wifi network.

  • 3. Re: Can the Find My iPhone app use a serial number to locate lost iPod Touch 4g
    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    The SN is useless in trying to locate your Touch. Find My Phone doesn't work that way. The only way to locate any lost/stolen iPhone is through Find My Phone or a similar app. However, this requires that Find My Phone be setup/activated, on your phone, before it was lost/stolen. You would then login at iCloud.com & try to locate it. This requires the phone be turned on & have an Internet connection. There is no other way to locate a lost/stolen iPhone.