Stolen Ipad - What can the crooks do with it?

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    Ahhhh....... yet another example of the desperate individuals who take things that don't belong to them. My 1st generation Ipad was stolen... it does have a password, but i know it can be easily reset. I am in trouble? Anyone?
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    Well your data is safe because there's no way past your password, but it can simply be set up as a new device, in which case the thief has his own iPad, and there's nothing you can do about it.

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    So they would have to reset it to factory standards and therefore my app store account and any apps will be wiped clean fr the device? Thanks for the info
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    Exactly. This is why I always tell people to use a lock code, it only take a few seconds for the owner to open the device, yet it protects your data from everyone else.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    So sorry your iPad has been stolen, but thank goodness you did have a password set up.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
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    If you have 'find my iPhone' installed, you can track it when they are connected
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
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    The majority of the time thieves steal iPads, iPhones and such to sell them. They couldn't care less about your data.


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