I've read several threads about the Find My iPad facility and am still confused - don't mock, it's an age thing and will come to all you youngsters one day!
The iPad has a built in Find My iPad facility, but it seems to me that, provided the iPad is on and in use, it is possible merely to turn the facility off in Settings without the need for entering a password. So, if some Scrote steals my iPad whilst it is "unlocked" then the first thing they do is turn of the facility.
Is this correct? If it is, it seems to be a pretty useless facility - or am I missing something or doing something wrong (or stupid)?
There is also an Apple app called "Find My iPhone" for which the description on the App Store states that it works for iPads as well. However the iPad is my only mobile device, although I do have three Macs, two running under Tiger and one under Snow Leopard, and it is one of those which I would probably use to locate my iPad should it ever go AWOL. As I don't have Lion, I cannot really use The Cloud so generally sync via iTunes if that is relevant.
With my old yet serviceable mobile (non smart) Motorola L6 phone, for example, although I have no method of locating it should it go AWOL I can report it's IMEI number to my service provider and it will then be blocked across all networks in the UK and render it pretty much useless to your average thief.
Is there a properly secure way of implementing a "foolproof" method where the chances of Find My iPad working are significantly increased?
It seems to me that the two methods I have explored so far (as above) are pretty well useless if a thief knows even the basics about how iPads work. Yes I know that there is little that can be done to protect against the determined and knowledgeable thief, but surely there is something better than what I have found so far?