All iPads "Find My iPhone" and Theft/Insurance questions

Discussion in 'iPad' started by eagleglen, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. eagleglen macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hello, I lost my iPad Air tonight. It's locked with a passcord but the cellular connection was not turned on. Ive activated lost mode on Find My iPhone, but I'm realizing now, that with it locked, it will never connect to a wifi network by itself. Normally I would have to select a wifi network to join, expect for when it autoconnects at my house. I'm feeling like the Find My iPhone feature won't help me at all. Is this true?

    My second question is regarding my personal property insurance coverage. I have theft coverage, but would loosing it be the same thing? For a claim, I will need a police report. Can I get one based on the fact it was never turned in to Lost and Found?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd contact your insurance agent to see about what would be acceptable for filing.

    Find my phone won't help you locate it, if the iPad is not connected to wifi or cellular. It will prevent anyone from wiping and using it though - if that's any consolidation.

    I'd keep checking the lost and fond, it may turn up depending on where you last left it.
  3. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    very interesting...So that means Wifi + Cellular is the best option when looking to buy an iPad? Cellular has to be turn on at all time and eat up data?? :apple:
  4. EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California
    It is only going to eat up data if you are using it away from a WiFi connection.
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    "It" won't eat up data. "You" might, but "it" won't.

    You can easily select which apps are allowed or barred from using cellular data. Settings->CellularData

    The only reason to completely turn off cellular data is if boarding an aircraft.
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Theft coverage isn't going to cover this. Since you lost it, there is no police report to be made. Unless you get lucky, you will need to buy a new iPad.

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