3 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2013 2:28 PM by randers4
smfabac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What is the utility of "find my Ipod touch" if I elect to require a passcode to power on the device? Will the service work?

 

My reading of the PDF manual indicates that the "find my ipod" service will only work on devices without a passcode and only with wifi hotspots that have been previously used by the device (eg.: a McDonalds store where I have previously used my device and negotated the WiFi connection).

 

Is there any other Apple document that addresses  this specific question? 


iPod touch, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: This article does not address Ipod touch locked with passcode
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,195 points)

    Your iPod will have to be turned on, have your iCloud settings unchanged and have a connection to the internet in order to be tracked with Find My iPhone.  The passcode will not prevent it from being turned on, in only prevents access past the lock screen.  However, if the wifi network in question requires a password and the passcode on it is not known (so the password cannot be entered to join the network) it will not have a connection to the internet on this network and thus will appear "offline" in Find My iPhone.  (If the password protected network has been previously joined, it will of course connect automatically and Find My iPhone will work.)

  • 2. Re: This article does not address Ipod touch locked with passcode
    smfabac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the information. Just one further problem: This is my first i-anything and your statement "have your iCloud settings unchanged" may make sense to someone versed in i-speek but it does not make this point clear to me. Will you expand on the iCloud settings you speak about? I have not enabled all the features on the Ipod touch only the "find my iPod" is turned on in iCloud settings. I have of course set up my iCloud account information and have verified that logging into www.icloud.com with my Apple ID  can find my ipod.

  • 3. Re: This article does not address Ipod touch locked with passcode
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,195 points)

    You're welcome.  The iCloud settings that still have to be in place are that the device still has to be signed into your iCloud account and still have Find My iPod enabled in Settings>iCloud.  It also has to have Location Services turned on in Settings>Privacy>Location Services.