Using your iPad is great. Losing your iPad is not so great. But, the inevitable sometimes happens and you should be prepared. What if you lost your iPad? Can you easily find it? If it winds up in the wrong hands, how can you protect your personal pictures and data?
Find My iPhone is a free app you should install on your iPad right away if you haven’t. You should also install it on your iPhone. If your iPad happens to get stolen or lost, this app will allow you to track it down. You can also send a message to the person who has it in the hopes to barter a deal to get it back. Also, you can lock down your iPad remotely to wipe the data or just locking it.
How can you set up the Find My iPhone app?
- Set up a free MobileMe account.
- Install the Find My iPhone app.
- Sign into your account at me.com from any computer.
- Choose the Find My iPhone to see where your iPhone is.
Keep in mind that Apple support really doesn’t help you if you lost your iPad. There is no lose one, get one free policy here. So, don’t rely on the Mac genuis bar on this one. Be proactive and install this app for your iPad service.