1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 5, 2012 7:58 AM by Philly_Phan
RodneyDS Level 1 Level 1

The ipad is WIFI only and has find my iphone installed on it. However seems kind of useless app for tracking it if the person that found it does not want it to be found. They simply turn of location service or restore the ipad and use it with own apple id.


Is there anyway I can have apple disable this ipad based on the serial number? If I can prove ipad with serial number x is mine? Can it be done that this device can not be used by anyone else? Is there anyway to do serial based tracking with help from apple if I can proof the device is mine?



iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 5.0.1
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6


    Change your iTunes (Apple ID) password along with any other password that was stored in the iPod.  If any passwords are associated with credit cards, contact the CC company and get your card replaced (with a new number).  If any passwords are associated with your bank or any savings institution, contact them also and discuss approprate action with them.



    The "Find my..." function is pretty much useless if the device is in the hands of a thief.  All that is necessary is for the thief to connect to any computer with iTunes and "Restore as new."


    The only real protection you have is with the personal information on the device rather than the physical device itself.  This requires action before the device is lost/stolen.  If you have a particular concer, the iPad should have a strong 8-digit (or longer) password AND be configured for automatic wipe in the event of ten consecutive incorrect password entries.