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    Question Need some suggestions or advice

    There are plenty of tracking program for when a Ipad is lost or stolen. Can any of you shed some advice or a good one that works right.

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    Find My iPhone by Apple. Don't know what value a third party app might provide.

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    As twerppoet suggests, the Apple product is just fine. If you subscribe to their MobileMe cloud service and have a MobileMe email address then you'll find that, under the MobileMe settings ('Settings', 'Mail, Contacts, Calendars', 'Accounts', 'MobileMe', 'Find My iPad', 'On', 'Allow') allows the iPad to be remotely located from a Mac running the 'Find My iPad' app. It also allows you to remotely 'wipe' (erase) all your iPad files - for example if they contained personal or confidential data.

    I wonder if anyone has actually ever recovered their iPad using this facility? I don't have a Mac, so I can't use it. Otherwise I could hide my iPad and then try and find it.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim SPRACKLEN
    As twerppoet suggests, the Apple product is just fine. If you subscribe to their MobileMe cloud service and have a MobileMe email address then you'll find that, under the MobileMe settings ('Settings', 'Mail, Contacts, Calendars', 'Accounts', 'MobileMe', 'Find My iPad', 'On', 'Allow') allows the iPad to be remotely located from a Mac running the 'Find My iPad' app. It also allows you to remotely 'wipe' (erase) all your iPad files - for example if they contained personal or confidential data.

    I wonder if anyone has actually ever recovered their iPad using this facility? I don't have a Mac, so I can't use it. Otherwise I could hide my iPad and then try and find it.......

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    "find my ipad" works fine on a pc, you dont need a mac to use it.

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    That's great news - I learn something new every day.

    Thanks for that

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    Thanks for all the info. I do HVAC work and carry both the Ipad and a Apple lap top with me to work. It gives me something to do on my lunch break. Leaving it in the truck while I am in the customers house kinda of worries me sometimes. This is the main reason I am interested in a good one, Mike

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    On Jan 27, 2011 my iPad was snatched. When I discovered that it was missing I immediately called the police and then used Find My iPhone from my iPhone to track my iPad. It showed the map of the location on my map ap. I then locked the iPad from the iPhone and sent a message to the screen. "You have my iPad. Please return it from where you took it".

    I showed the tracking info the the police officer, but nothing ever came of it. The theft is still under investigation.................. Within 48 hours the iPad stopped tracking and could not be found by the Find My iPhone ap any longer. Either the battery died or the perp smash the iPad.

    All in all a fun experience, but the cop told me not to go the location myself. I've ordered a relacement iPad and tracking shows that it arriving today. YEA!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheerLuckHolmes
    On Jan 27, 2011 my iPad was snatched. When I discovered that it was missing I immediately called the police and then used Find My iPhone from my iPhone to track my iPad. It showed the map of the location on my map ap. I then locked the iPad from the iPhone and sent a message to the screen. "You have my iPad. Please return it from where you took it".

    I showed the tracking info the the police officer, but nothing ever came of it. The theft is still under investigation.................. Within 48 hours the iPad stopped tracking and could not be found by the Find My iPhone ap any longer. Either the battery died or the perp smash the iPad.

    All in all a fun experience, but the cop told me not to go the location myself. I've ordered a relacement iPad and tracking shows that it arriving today. YEA!!!!!!!!!
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