iPad bought from my friend

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  1. Davdavdav

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    hi I recently bought my mates iPad from him and I reset it and logged in with my apple id.
    Can my mate track this iPad and stick it in list mode etc as he said he is going to do it as a prank.
    Surely the fact that I have reset it and set it up as muon iPad would not let him do that from his find my iPhone account.
    Thanks in advance
     
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    When you restored (not reset) it, did the setup start from the Hello screen, and take you through the setup options? If so, then the only way he can mess with you is if he has somehow gotten ahold of your Apple ID, or the password you set on the iPad.

    The Hello screen is what you see when you first start an iPad out of the box, or you use Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. It starts with a gray screen that says Hello (in various languages) in the middle of the screen, and Slide to Set Up at the bottom.
     
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    Yeah it was from the "hello" screen
     
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    Then you sould be as save as an iPad can be, which is pretty safe; if you set reasonably secure passwords on your Apple ID and lock screen, and keep them stored safely.

    Enabling 2-step verification on your Apple and/or iCloud ID isn't a bad idea either.
     
  5. Brian 244

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    What Apple ID is logged into iCloud on this iPad? If it's yours you are safe. If it is your mates, then there may be issues.
     
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    Hi. It is my ID. He used his to reset the iPad and then the white hello screen came up and I set it up with my own id
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    THe Hello Screen is what appears at the beginning of the setup process. The previous users iCloud account can still be present when you go through the setup process.
    The good news is that in this case the current owner has nothing to worry about.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. What do you mean when you say the previous owners iCloud data may still be present? Even though I've now set it up as my iPad ?
     
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    I was referring to setting up the iPad in general after a previous user. Since your Apple ID is signed into iCloud you have nothing to worry about.
     

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