How easily could a Good Samaritan return your iPad?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by Asharp, Oct 9, 2012.

?

How easily could a Good Samaritan return your iPad?

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

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. My iPad isn't password protected and my name is easy to find.

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. My password protection app alerts people of some way to contact me.

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. My iPad's password protected and really difficult to hack.

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. I would never be so absent-minded as to leave my iPad anywhere.

    13 vote(s)
    65.0%
  1. Asharp

    Asharp
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Messages:
    470
    Thanks Received:
    70
    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?
     
    #1 Asharp, Oct 9, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
  2. thewitt

    thewitt
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,634
    Thanks Received:
    72
    My lock screen image contains my name, phone number and email address....
     
  3. Kaykaykay

    Kaykaykay
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,971
    Thanks Received:
    444
    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.
     
  4. KevinJS

    KevinJS
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,358
    Thanks Received:
    909
    Both of these are great ideas. At least they give you a chance.
     
  5. AirPlayit

    AirPlayit
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    107
    Thanks Received:
    3
    it is a good idea to protect privacy and help others find you more easily
     
  6. retexan599

    retexan599
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2011
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Good suggestions, I have always had the sticker on the back, but now have added the lock screen contact info. Thanks!
     
  7. jwt873

    jwt873
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    464
    Thanks Received:
    47
    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" :) :)
     
  8. Kaykaykay

    Kaykaykay
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,971
    Thanks Received:
    444
    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.
     
  9. Bill Salmon

    Bill Salmon
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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.
     
  10. saphire

    saphire
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    207
    Thanks Received:
    26
    How do you put your name and address on the lock screen, it only asks for a four digit number.
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page

found someones ipad 3

,

good samaritan returned ipad

,

i found someone's ipad. should i return it

,

what is a good reward for found ipad