3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2012 12:43 PM by Michael Black
lasvegaschic Level 1 (0 points)

If you use the remote wipe on Ipad will message posted to Ipad still be able to be viewd by finder of Ipad?

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  • Michael Black Level 7 (20,416 points)

    Nope, remote wipe wipes out all the non-default content on the device.  So any user added content of any kind is gone, including your iCloud account and thus the ability to use the find my iPad service to communicate with it.

  • lasvegaschic Level 1 (0 points)

    Yhis helped me but what if you noticed your Ipad was gone a day later you came off a bicoastal plane and noticed it was gone and then you remote locked it if it was found before you locked it would it show message you sent and then lock it.

  • Michael Black Level 7 (20,416 points)

    Locking the device and wiping it are two different things.  A locked device will still show a message sent to it.  A wiped device will not, nor will you be able to track it anymore.


    Note too that if the battery runs down, it is gone off the network too, or if it is out of range or a wifi node or a 3g connection, it is off the network as well.


    And you've just given anyone finding it a whole day to browse around through all your information.  The time to put a passcode lock on it is BEFORE you loose it, not after.  Without a passcode on it, whomever finds it can just go into your iCloud account settings, swipe the find my iPad slider to "off" and it is gone for good.


    Find my iPad is NOT a security feature - it is a convenience feature, nothing more.  The only true security feature on an iOS device is the passcode lock feature.