If if i lost my device

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  1. jaba123

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    Hi, it's possible that I make something in my device so in case I lost my device after that no one can use it. So if i or apple not track the device also that will useless for anyone else.tks.
     
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    Prior to the introduction of iOS7, it was possible to simply plug an iPad into any computer and reset it. iOS7 changed all that, for the better.

    So long as you are running iOS7, setting a password will require your AppleID to reset the device.

    You can also turn off "Simple Passcode" in Settings/General/Simple Passcode, after which you can set an alphanumeric password of any length.

    In Settings/iCloud, you can turn on "Find My iPad" and track it with another iPad/iPhone/Mac, so long as it has internet access.

    You may not ever get your iPad back, but you can ensure it is useless to anyone else.
     
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    I m use 7.1 latest update up to date today it's mean which I understand that if some taken my pad that first he did not enter in device if by changes he enter then he can't make device to reset due Apple ID also plz tell me that if this happen should I inform apple so he make device unable or trace it
     
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    Well, I believe that Kevin..'s explanations are 'crystal clear' - first, make sure that you use the 'passcode' feature of the device, whether the simple 4-numbers option or a securer code. Second, if not already done, obtain an iCloud account and activate 'Find My iPad', i.e. Settings -> iCloud -> Find My iPad.

    Just as an example, I signed into my iCloud account (on my MBPro) - all three of our Apple devices (2 pads & a laptop) were located geographically - I clicked information on my iPad and the dialog screen below appeared (of course, Wi-Fi was enabled on all devices) - as you can see, 'Erase iPad' is a choice.

    Hope this further explanation helps - Dave :)
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    Tks every one
     

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