What To Do If Your iDevice or Computer Is Lost Or Stolen
iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
If you activated Find My Phone before it was lost or stolen, you can track it only if Wi-Fi is enabled on the device. What you cannot do is track your device using a serial number or other identifying number. You cannot expect Apple or anyone else to find your device for you. You cannot recover your loss unless you insure your device for such loss. It is not covered by your warranty.
If your iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, or iPad is lost or stolen what do you do? There are things you should have done in advance - before you lost it or it was stolen - and some things to do after the fact. Here are some suggestions:
This link, Re: Help! I misplaced / lost my iPhone 5 today morning in delta Chelsea hotel downtown an I am not able to track it. Please help!, has some good advice regarding your options when your iDevice is lost or stolen.
It pays to be proactive by following the advice on using Find My Phone before you lose your device:
2. Setup your iDevice on iCloud
Find My Mac can be used from Find My Phone at iCloud.com and via Find
My Phone on your iDevice.
The following is third-party anti-theft software:
1. STEM 2.1
4. VUWER 1.7
8. Hidden 2.0
9. Prey 0.6.2
If the iPad was running iOS 7, the thief/finder will not ever be able to use it.
iCloud: Find My iPhone Activation Lock in iOS 7
Apple (and no one else) can not assist (with serial number or iCloud) in finding a lost or stolen iPad.
Report to police along with serial number. Change all your passwords.
These links may be helpful.
How to Track and Report Stolen iPad
Reporting a lost or stolen Apple product
What to do if your iOS device is lost or stolen
iCloud: Locate your device on a map
iCloud: Lost Mode - Lock and Trace
iCloud: Remotely Erase your device
Report Stolen iPad Tips and iPad Theft Prevention
How to recover a lost or stolen iPad
How to Find a Stolen iPad
What NOT to do if your iPhone or iPad is lost or stolen
Apple Product Lost or Stolen
Oops! iForgot My New iPad On the Plane; Now What?
If you don't know your lost/stolen iPad's serial number, use the instructions below. The S/N is also on the iPad's box.
How to Find Your iPad Serial Number
iOS: How to find the serial number, IMEI, MEID, CDN, and ICCID number