My iPad was stolen yesterday from my hotel room in Cancun. I tried to find it through the Find iPhone/iPad function, but I am not able to locate it. I sent a message to lock, even though I have the iPad locked all the time. My question is: Can someone break the 4 digit code? If I use the function WIPE all the information, does it really get wiped out? I had a lot of important information. What is the best thing to do?
If the iPad is not connected to the internet in some fashion - via an available wi-fi network or via a carrier's cellular network if the iPad is a 3G iPad, none of the Find my iDevice functions can work. The same if the iPad is powered off obviously or if it has been restored with iTunes as a new iPad.
A 4 digit number only passcode can be broken with specialized tools, but doubtful the thief is overly interested in gaining access to your data unless you are a spy or a high ranking government/military/corporate official that was targeted for this. Best to change the password for the email accounts you were accessing with the iPad's Mail app.