Stolen iPad no longer listed under "my devices"

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  1. LaurieFrost

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    So I have been trying to locate my stolen iPad using "find my iPhone" for the past 2 weeks. The last time it showed up was the day after it was stolen and only for a minute. Today I decided to see if I could find anything out by playing with "manage my devices" under my account. Ironically, my stolen iPad is not listed as one of my devices. When someone wipes your iPad does this cause it to disappear from your list of devices?
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Sorry I can't answer you but sit tight and someone will be along who can answer your question, in the meantime:

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  3. Hayles66

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    I expect that they have wiped your device and it's now under their name. That's my theory anyway. Welcome to ipadforum.

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    If they have done so, is there any way I can manually add the device back to my ID using the serial number? :(
     
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    Nope. Sorry.
     
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    Thewitt is correct, no chance of that, I'm afraid! Sorry for your loss, couldn't imagine losing mine.

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    Hmm, well maybe this will help my case. I reported it stolen to the police. I work at an elementary school and we caught the person taking it from the school on a VERY poor surveillance system (could not make out the person's face). We are pretty sure of who took it, but the "locate my iPhone" app located it at an apartment complex which prevented the police from obtaining a search warrant. MAYBE if they connected the iPad to their own ID the judge will issue us a subpoena for Apple to give the ID of the person? I live in a small town, which on the positive side, gives a bit more attention to these smaller crimes than a larger city would. It's a long shot, but worth a try! Thank you for the responses!
     
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    Interesting. I've heard of cases where the police did retrieve the iPad using this app. Why did the police not get the search warrant? What stopped them?

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    They said because it was an apartment complex there were too many possibilities of it being someone else. (the apartment complex is where the sister of the person we think took it lives). Also, when questioned, the person denied taking it and denied seeing her sister that day. The police told me that if it would have located in a residential area with just a few houses, they would have gotten a search warrant.
     
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    What bad luck. And annoying. So what they are saying is that if you live in an apartment complex, and steal an iPad, you will get away with it? What about using the iPads number. Your school just have a record of that for security purposes.

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    Actually, it was my personal iPad that I brought in for the kids in my class to use. I stayed late at the school to speak with our principal while my daughter waited for me outside the office. She was using the iPad. Unfortunately, she is 10 and she set it down and walked away from it (for only 2 minutes) when someone decided that they needed it more. Luckily, I do have a newer iPad (the one that was taken was the original iPad), but it is still frustrating. Since it was a personal iPad, it is not covered under the school's insurance. When you ask about the number, are you referring to the serial number?
     
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    Yes, I am. Makes me realise what I'm risking taking my new iPad to school. Luckily, it's not happened but I'm still aware of the risks. My daughter uses mine when I'm at school but she's in the prep room of the science dept and nowhere near the rest of the school and the technician, myself or the other science teachers are always around.
    That would still bug me that someone would do that. Let me know if there are any further developments.
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