8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2011 2:20 PM by varjak paw
lewisfromderby Level 1 (0 points)

My 8 year onld has lost 2 days ago in the house.  The house has been turned upside down.  I know the serial number but didn't install any tracking software.


Is it possible to locate via GPS? Battery is still hopefully live.  Latest version ipod touch 32G - version 4?



iPod touch
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)

    Even if you had the Find my iPod touch app installed and the iPod is in the house, GPS would only "find" your location on a map, not a particular place in the house.

  • lllaass Level 10 (175,658 points)

    No. If you left wifi on on and it is a 4G, try calling it with FaceTime and listening for the ringtone. Also, you might have other apps that you can make make a noise via notifications (e.g., Skype)

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,676 points)

    There is no GPS in a Touch. However, if you have a MobileMe account and configured it for Find My Phone then you could locate it if the device is turned on.

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)

    Find My iPod would only locate the device to the nearest WiFi router, Kappy, which would not be much assistance in locating an iPod lost within the house.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,676 points)

    If it's in their house. They haven't found it in the house, so it could be elsewhere. At the very least it would tell them if it's in the house, don't you think? Then they would know they haven't searched everywhere. Just a thought, Dave.

  • lewisfromderby Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your responses everyone.  Just known it IS in the house would be good.  If it is I'm going to dismantle brick by brick

  • MotionMan Level 1 (60 points)

    My then 9 year old lost an iPod Nano in the house about a year ago.  We gave up looking for it and hope that one day it will just turn up.


    I think trying Facetime (if it is set up) to make some noise is probably your best bet.


    Otherwise, you could call in an anonymous tip to the Feds that drugs are hidden in your house and have them search for you



  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)

    Unless it's connected to a WiFi access point other than their own, it either won't show up at all (unless someone found it and has connected it to WiFi elsewhere), or it would appear as if it is in the house even if it were in the yard or down the block. So again, I doubt that they're going to get much in the way of useful information.