TS4006: iCloud: Troubleshooting Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or MacLearn about iCloud: Troubleshooting Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to we3smiths)
You can only locate your device when it is logged into iCloud and 'Find My Phone' is enabled, additionally the device will need to be switched on and connected to a wifi or cellular network.
Unfortunately, you cannot activate iCloud or 'Find My Phone' remotely.
If the device is wiped by you or another, you may not be able to locate the device (although some have reported they can)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 9:12 AM (in response to we3smiths)
The device is enabled. It says it is offline which means to me that it is not connected to Wi-fi.
It has been missing for approx. 6 months, but once it connected to Wi-fi and sent us a message that it had been located. Unfortunately, we did not see the email that notified us of this event.
We did receive a picture of a map with approximate location and the police did make contact with the family. However, since the iPod is "offline," I am wondering if the "play sound" actually worked when we pushed the button.
That is my question: Does the sound play if the device is "offline" or possibly turned off?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to we3smiths)
When the device is offline you can't use any of the Find my Phone features.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
That was what I was worried about. Well then... Now I know what direction to take - onward and upward without an iPod! And I'll stop pushing that silly button. Thank you so much for the help, Winston. It truly is appreciated.