5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2013 4:46 PM by lllaass
mysteriousg99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

OK, so my son lost his iPod touch 4th gen 'a while ago', and did not tell us, hoping he would find it. He did not. I was wondering if there is a way to find it. He did not have the app on his phone (iCloud I think). Also it is definately dead.   Any suggestions out there??


iPod touch
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (166,465 points)

    ll you can do is look for it the old fashioned way. You shuld report it to the police and change the passwards for all accounts used on the iPod.

    Apple will not do anything.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,815 points)

    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 the device has significant personal information, it should have a strong 8-digit (or longer) password AND be configured for automatic wipe in the event of ten consecutive incorrect password entries.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,800 points)

    mysteriousg99 wrote:

     

    OK, so my son lost his iPod touch 4th gen 'a while ago', and did not tell us, hoping he would find it. He did not. I was wondering if there is a way to find it. He did not have the app on his phone (iCloud I think). Also it is definately dead.   Any suggestions out there??

    Nothing you can do, other than look for it.

  • Najma haji's iPod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have also lost my iPod but finally found it after a few months. I used find my iPhone and set an password just in case someone stole it. I also looked everywhere in my house and finally found it underneath the sofa.   hope this helps!!!!

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (166,465 points)

    Najma haji\'s iPod, you may be a little lates since the post is about 1 1/2 years old.