Lost my Wi-Fi Only iPad. What to do?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by cmF, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. cmF macrumors member

    cmF

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    I left my Wi-Fi only iPad on an airplane. I know I won't be able to track it via GPS or send my lost message at the lock screen since it's offline.

    What chance do I have of recovering the iPad? The last time I saw it, it airplane mode was off and it has a 4 digit pass code. For privacy/security, should I just erase the thing? Or keep it in Lost Mode and hopefully retrieve it that way?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Lost mode or erase it that's your choice, either way whoever finds it will have a door stop
     
  3. cmF thread starter macrumors member

    cmF

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    Well if they try to keep it for themselves, they first need to reformat it by plugging it into their computer and connecting to iTunes. Won't that turn the iPad "online" momentarily and thus display the Lost Message with my phone # and contact information?
     
  4. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    Just put it in lost mode for 72 hours. After that Erase it.....
     

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