Find My iPad or Find My Mac you would find in your device. If you forgot to activate the feature while you set it up, you can give up your hopes on Find My Phone. If you have enabled the feature, you just need your Apple ID credentials to locate and find the lost device. It is to be noted that there is no need to install the Find My iPhone app in the device. Instead of that, you need to have turned on the ‘Find My Phone’ feature. Thanks to the clever organization from Apple, no one will be able to disconnect your iCloud account without your Apple ID credentials.
Now that you’ve the Apple ID credentials and an internet connected computer, let’s start the process of finding iPad.
Go to www.icloud.com and use your iCloud credentials to log into the dashboard. In the multi-icon dashboard, there is one named ‘Find My iPhone’. Click on that icon to move forward. Thereupon, you can see the main page of Apple Find My Phone, where there will be a map as well.
If you have different Apple devices, you would see a drop-down menu named All Devices. You can click on that menu and choose the particular device you want to locate. In a few seconds or a few minutes, you’ll be able to see an icon denoting a location of your device, along with battery status.
So, you have successfully located your lost or stolen iPad or iPhone or Mac. From the very same interface, you will be able to accomplish some tasks to get back your device (possibly)
By clicking this button, you will be able to play a certain acoustic signal in your device. This might be useful when you find the device is still in your house, probably in an unnoticed corner. On the other hand, even if it’s someone else, it will help that person to notice your device.
This is perhaps the most awesome feature of Apple Find My iPhone. Once you have activated this mode, you shall be able to set up a password-based lock and a display message. And, in that display message, you can provide details for contacting, such as your name, address, phone number etc. If a responsible citizen stumbles upon your lost devices, the info will help him to deliver the device to you. Another superb feature of Lost Mode is that it can turn on location services in your iPhone or iPad remotely — given you have a good internet connection.
Erase Your Device
Using this option, you can erase all kinds of data in your iPad or iPhone. This way, you can avoid the risk of your data getting exposed. However, you won’t be able to use the tracking option once you erase the phone. This is an option to use in the worst-case scenario.
If you find that the device isn’t connected to internet, you can tick the option to let you know when the location has been found once again. It happens when another person connects the device to internet. iCloud will watch for your device and will let you know when found — you’ve to be more than enough patient and optimistic.