Follow these steps to check this. I think it is built into the mail, calendar and contacts options if you have a Mobile me account. My guess is that Apple takes the serial number of stolen products as a symbolic gesture to pacify distraught customers. Although, Apple does not track or flag stolen products, if law enforcement recovers an Apple Product they know is lost or stolen they can contact Apple Corporate Security directly to notify you using your contact information. Make sure you have the serial number to give to law enforcement. Note: this tutorial has been updated on Nov 6th, 2012 to reflect the changes in the latest version of the Find My iPhone service. It was covered by Mastercard's purchase protection plan.
If you choose to replace the device, you'll typically need to call your wireless carrier to swap out the stolen or lost device's access with the replacement. Will hear from you Thank you, Jacobus. Any ideas how I can track down the serial number? You can keep the two devices in sync, but if you want two devices with identical content on them, you have to restore one device from the backup of the other device for starters. It would be great if Apple would not permit this without you authorizing it via an email confirmation on the original account. Follow Up Ensure you follow up on the progress of your iPhone until you get it back. Resetting the iPad back to factory defaults and losing the ability to track it via Find My iPad or iCloud.
Find My iPhone can only find a device that's online. Apple does not know of a way to locate them in the situation I have. Apple states publicly and clearly that they have no mechanism for flagging and tracking stolen items: Sorry, but again, if you didn't set up Find My iPad, there is no way the iPad can be tracked. Tap on the MobileMe option at the top of the column under Accounts 4. Although the iPad does have the ability to remotely wipe all your data from it, you may not want to do this immediately. Your data is unprotected and you should take steps to make sure that nothing is compromised. Unless anybody has another idea.
Use a passcode or password always, always, always. On the other hand, serial numbers are also usually maintained by the police departments at the registry. This will also help in preventing your important data from getting into the wrong hands. My iPad was stolen a couple of weeks ago. However, you can get an email alert if the device joins a Wi-Fi network.
The police will ask you questions about the theft, in order to file a police report for your iPad. Please help me find it Unless you enabled Find My iPad on it before it was lost then there isn't any way to locate it. I got this ipad for Christmas and have been bummed out every since. Important Questions: One of the most frequently asked questions is: Does Apple or Can Apple Track my Stolen iPad? On a side note regarding tracking down a physical address. We couldn't find Gladstone anywhere in the building, but we started asking around to see who all might have had access to the secure location. I gave the serial number of both iPhones to Apple and the police.
This option has to be activated prior to your device being lost or stolen. Several months later I received a mysterious phone call from someone claiming to be the next passenger in the cab. The thief is positively identified and still has the device. This tutorial will guide you though the steps to set up and use the Find My iPhone or iPad App to locate your lost or stolen iPhone or iPad. Lost Mode also sends you email updates when your device location changes, and it displays a custom lock screen message with information on how to contact the owner.
Apple and no one else can not assist with serial number or iCloud in finding a lost or stolen iPad. The most extreme thing you can do with the Find My iPad feature is to remotely wipe the device clean. After I realized my mistake I called the cab company and left my name and number in case it turned up. It was a gift from a family member who doesn't have any type of receipt. Your data is safe and your device is nothing more than a beautiful, aluminum and glass paperweight.
From your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, install the free App. Check back soon to follow us and connect with our community members. Once it is tracked, you will be notified and getting to the bottom of the search will also be effected. Step 3: You will be given a case number by the police. This will create good karma for you and possibly even a reward! My insurance company is requesting the serial number or some sort of proof of ownership. Once detected, you will be shown a map and an address corresponding to where your phone is or where it was last pinged.