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Find My iPad

Use Find My iPad to find your device and take additional actions that can help you recover it and keep your data safe.

  1. Find My iPad helps you locate and protect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac if it's ever lost or stolen. To set up Find My iPad on your device, from the home screen, select Settings.
    Note: To see all your devices in Find My iPad, use the same Apple ID when you set up each device.
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  2. Select iCloud.
    Note: If you’re asked to sign in, enter your Apple ID. If you don’t have one, select Create a new Apple ID, then follow the instructions.
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  3. Select Find My iPad.
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  4. Slide the Find My iPad and Send Last Location toggles to the On position.
    Note: If your device is lost or stolen and its battery charge level becomes critically low, its location is sent to Apple automatically. When you use Find My iPad to locate that device, you see where it was before its battery ran out of charge.
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  5. When you set up Find My iPad, Activation Lock is turned on automatically. Your Apple ID must be entered in order to turn Find My iPad off.
    Note: Activation Lock makes it harder for anyone to use or sell your iPad if it’s ever lost or stolen. For more information, see the Apple Support article Find My iPad Activation Lock.
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  6. If you’re part of a Family Sharing family, you can use Find My iPad to help find your family members’ iOS devices (iOS 8 or later) and Mac computers (OS X v10.10 or later).
    Note: Each family member must set up their devices and computers to share their locations with other family members. On an iOS device: Go to Settings > iCloud > Share My LocationOn a Mac: Open iCloud preferences, click Manage Family Sharing, then select family members one at a time. For more information, see the Apple Support article Family Sharing.
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  7. With Find My iPad set up on your device you can locate your device, play a sound to help you find it, lock and track, and remotely erase all of your personal information on your device. To use, from the home screen navigate to and select the Find My iPhone app
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  8. Enter your Login information and select Sign In...
    Note: If prompted, select Allow.
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  9. Select Desired iOS device.
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  10. The device's location will be displayed. To locate or remotely erase your device, select Actions.
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  11. To Play a Sound, activate Lost Mode, remotely Erase iPad or get Navigation directions, select the appropriate icon.
    Note: Learn how to: Locate your devicePlay a soundLock and track your deviceRemotely erase your device. Learn more from Apple support articles: If your iPad is lost or stolen and Get help using Find My iPad.
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