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  • My iPad isn't password protected and my contact information is easy to find.

    1 5.00%
  • My iPad isn't password protected and my name is easy to find.

    2 10.00%
  • My password protection app alerts people of some way to contact me.

    2 10.00%
  • My iPad's password protected and really difficult to hack.

    2 10.00%
  • I would never be so absent-minded as to leave my iPad anywhere.

    13 65.00%
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    How easily could a Good Samaritan return your iPad?

    I was sitting in a waiting area yesterday when the person at the front desk noticed that someone left their iPad. Since the person's name wasn't listed in the About section of Settings, no one could figure out who to contact, so two coworkers tried searching in the user's Mail. Fortunately, the person came back, but no one said a word about the steps that were taken to figure out her identity to try to notify her. So, how easily could someone return your iPad?
    Last edited by Asharp; 10-09-2012 at 10:42 AM.

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    How easily could a Good Samaritan return your iPad?

    My lock screen image contains my name, phone number and email address....

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    Contact info on my lock screen and sticker on back, in case of no juice or lack of tech savvy. Both offer reward if found. Same on all my mobile devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewitt
    My lock screen image contains my name, phone number and email address....
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykaykay
    Contact info on my lock screen and sticker on back, in case of no juice or lack of tech savvy. Both offer reward if found. Same on all my mobile devices.
    Both of these are great ideas. At least they give you a chance.
    Apple Equipment (so far) rMBP 15"; iPad 2 (iOS 7.1); iPhone 5s (iOS 7.1); iPhone 4 (iOs 7.1); AirPort Extreme; Airport Express; AppleTV

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewitt View Post
    My lock screen image contains my name, phone number and email address....
    it is a good idea to protect privacy and help others find you more easily

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykaykay View Post
    Contact info on my lock screen and sticker on back, in case of no juice or lack of tech savvy. Both offer reward if found. Same on all my mobile devices.
    Good suggestions, I have always had the sticker on the back, but now have added the lock screen contact info. Thanks!
    John Hanley
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    All a good samaritan would have to do is hand me my iPad as I stand in his/her doorway asking for it and explaining how "Find My iPad works"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwt873 View Post
    All a good samaritan would have to do is hand me my iPad as I stand in his/her doorway asking for it and explaining how "Find My iPad works"
    I have Find My iPhone on my iDevices, too, but don't count on it. It won't work if not online or it lacks juice, and sometimes the location is off. There's a thread this week with someone saying he/she couldn't find an iDevice despite searching someone's house for a lost or stolen iDevice after following the Find My iPhone signal, for example.

    I know when I've tested several iDevices on my desk that Find My iPhone usually put one or two about a half-block away. And I know that was incorrect, because all were sitting in front of me and sending out the located sound.

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    I found an iPod nano in a car park and listed it on lost and founds, tried the owners of the car park too.
    Looked into the content and found some email addresses so mailed a note to them as well.
    Still, no one comes forward to claim it. I also tried to connect with Apple to find the owner. Why would I need an iPod if I have the iPhone and iPad?
    So, until then I am listening to the music content until the owner comes forward. I really want to give it to the owner. It's what I would want if I lost y stuff.

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    How do you put your name and address on the lock screen, it only asks for a four digit number.
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