Find My iPhone/iPad

wrkactjob

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Original poster
Feb 29, 2008
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London
Left my iPad at the gym at work, I just located it using find iPhone app. It has all my bank details on so I used the erase option, now the device no longer shows up on find my iPhone?....eh?....does erasing data prevent it from transmitting its location?...obviously I wouldn't have done that if I had known!

Is Erase the same as Remote Wipe?....thats crazy that if you want to delete sensitive data it stops the app from working so you can never locate it again?
 

mrapplegate

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Feb 26, 2011
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Cincinnati, OH
Left my iPad at the gym at work, I just located it using find iPhone app. It has all my bank details on so I used the erase option, now the device no longer shows up on find my iPhone?....eh?....does erasing data prevent it from transmitting its location?...obviously I wouldn't have done that if I had known!

Is Erase the same as Remote Wipe?....thats crazy that if you want to delete sensitive data it stops the app from working so you can never locate it again?
Yes, it's the same thing. Once erased you can't track it any longer.
 

nOw2

macrumors regular
Sep 1, 2009
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It tells you exactly that when you click the button.

Once the device is erased it's blank. Keeping the iCloud login would defeat the point. Still, no harm done - you know where it is and you'll know the warning is true for next time.