How to prevent someone from turning off "Find my ipad"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kocoman, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Anyone can go into Settings > Location Services, then Turn off location services.

    This message will pop up

    “Turning off Location Services will no longer enable you to locate your ipad on a map with "Find My iPad"
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted

    I think that's why people password lock their devices. That way they can't get to the settings area to turn location services off.
     
  3. miles01110, Apr 16, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012

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    Obviously a passcode or a password will prevent someone from getting in to turn it (location services) off.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    The best way I have found is to set a password in Settings > General > Restrictions. Over here, you must disable that any changes can be made to Contacts.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    Yeup, best way!
    Screen lock will give another added layer of protrecton.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Location services, yes. The device? No. You can turn off an iPhone that uses passcode or password without it. Takes about 10 seconds. :( Has the same effect as turning location services off.

    Sent TC an email about this but never got a response.
     
  7. macrumors Core

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    Right. Ambiguous pronouns ftl.
     
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    it won't matter. if they find your device and it has a lock code they can simply turn the device off and you won't be able to locate it via find my iphone.
     

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