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Found iPad

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by DaddyP713, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. DaddyP713

    DaddyP713 Member

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    Hi all, this is a long shot...I found an iPad at the Rapid City South Dakota super charger. It was starting to rain, so I picked it up.

    Let me know if it's yours and we'll try to get it to you.
     
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  2. swaltner

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    You might also try letting Tesla know, just in case the owner contacts them. Hopefully, the owner has iCloud and "Find my iPhone" active and can track it down as well as send you a message on the screen with their contact info.

    I don't know your iPad knowledge, but a few things you can try to do (some only work if the device doesn't have a passcode on it):

    - make sure Wi-Fi is active, hopefully, it's got the "join new wi-fi networks" option set, but this is the first item to make sure that Find my iPhone has a chance of working. If it's a cellular model (black band on the back of the case along the top edge), the system doesn't need Wi-Fi for Find my iPhone to work.

    - If the iPad is unlocked, see if mail is configured. Send an e-mail from the iPad to itself to let the person know you have it, obviously, they'd be reading it with a different e-mail client.

    - Even if the iPad is locked with a passcode, as long as they haven't disabled siri on the lock screen, try using siri to get in contact with the person. A couple suggestions would be: "facetime myself", "facetime my wife", "facetime my husband", "text myself call me at 555-1212 to get your iPad back", "text my wife ...", "text my husband ..."

    - Even if the device is locked with a passcode, you could hook it up to computer and iTunes might give you their name ("John's iPad" or "John Doe's iPad")

    The best thing to do is keep it charged and on the Internet if at all possible, so the Find my iPhone feature has a chance to work.
     
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  3. DaddyP713

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    Good advice, we will try these. We are not Apple people, so this helps a lot.

    Sadly, Tesla said they can't help, and Apple just says to contact local law enforcement.
     
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    Since you're not familiar with iDevices:

    To activate Siri, it's either to say "Hey siri" or hold down the home button on the faceplate for ~1 second, it will beep and show a mic on the screen if Siri activates. At that point, you can give it a request through siri. These activation options could be disabled...

    For the wi-if to be active, swipe up from the bottom of the screen (brings up control center) and verify that the wi-fi symbol is lit.

    Swiping down from the top of the screen brings up the Notification Center, which may have some indications as to the owner...
     
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    #5 BluestarE3, Jul 10, 2017
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    It's mine! I was wondering where I had left it. And how did it get to Rapid City? I've never been there. Thanks for picking it up and please send it to me here in California. :D
     
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    This thread is a good reminder to put an label on the back of an iPad or iPhone with your email address.

    One location where Wi-Fi may work with a locked iPad is at an Apple Store. Too bad Apple wasn't any help on the phone.

    Wired internet is possible with modern iOS devices. Connect an Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with both an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter (connected to wired Ethernet) and the iPad charge cable (required to power both adapters and charge the iPad).

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    Photo and details at: Use Wired Ethernet On Your iPad or iPhone
     
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    If you can get the iPad connected to Wifi (or if it is a cell-enabled iPad), you can ask Siri "Who does this iPad belong to?" If the owner has fully configured iCloud, it will answer with their name and phone number.
     
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  8. DaddyP713

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    Apple has been called, they couldn't find the owner by serial number, but they have my contact info. We'll see if they can find them by some other means...
     

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