Apple has designed iPad to meet the requirements of user’s mobility. There are chances that you may lose iPad during travel or forget it at some place that has been visited by you. It is also possible that iPad gets stolen in any scenario. Most people can’t afford to lose device which equals the price of iPad. If the user has not lost iPad in mobility then chances are high that it can be found through manual search. In other cases, if it is lost during travel or get stolen then the user can find it with support of following applications and services. These applications must already be installed on iPad to take advantage otherwise almost all opportunities to find or track iPad are lost.
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Track/ Find iPad using Mobile Me
Apple itself offers a service to assist in finding or tracking a lost/stolen iPad. In case you iPad is lost or get stolen; you can login to MobileMe website and find the approximate location of iPad on a map. You can push iPad to beep a sound else a display a message to help in return. If you can’t retrieve it then it can be protected with a pass lock remotely or you can execute a complete erase of personal data so that your privacy can’t be invaded. The results of this service are more reliable if iPad is running on both Wi-Fi and 3G. (MobileMe for iPad)
Apple’s Price: $99 per year
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Track/ Recover iPad using Undercover App
This app logs iPad’s location and IP address in the account registered whenever it is launched on the device. This information can be accessed by logging in the account. Besides, if it gets misplaced you can display a message to assist in return. At the same time, iPad’s location is transmitted. If you are sure that it has been stolen, you can launch the app remotely which as a consequence notifies about the location of stolen iPad. (Download iTunes Link)
Price: $4.99 improve
Locate and Recover iPad with iLocalis App
This app has established its reputation as an expert in finding a lost or stolen iPad. It also allows you to control some iPad features remotely. It is also possible to share your location with friends and family members. The installation and registering process is easy. It has some premium features which can be accessed by donating. Once you iPad is lost or stolen, you can login the website and find the location of device. With premium features the user can lock the device, remotely backup or wipe the device and many more. (iLocalis for iPad)
Price: Free, Premium **
Locate and Find iPad with Mobile Spy
Mobile Spy is real time monitoring solution for iPad which stores the required information in a secure way to you online account. It can record calls, sms, GPS locations, tasks and many more. The log of these activities can help you in tracking the lost or stolen iPad. Their technology is simple to use. All you need is to install the application and give permissions to access iPad’s data for required monitoring. The data will be updated to the servers and can be accessed through secure mechanism (https). (Visit Mobile Spy)
Price: $99.97 per year. **
Track and Retrieve iPad using iHound
It is another nice application which can help you in tracking iPad device. It uses GPS and Wi-Fi positioning to find the location of iPad. It supports owners to push notification on iPad so that iPad holder gets to know about it and the location is also reported to the server. You have to login on iHound’s website for finding the location of lost or stolen iPad. (Download iTunes Link)
Using Tap Trace to Find and Recover iPad
It is another alternative to above apps which try to notify service’s servers when an activity is executed remotely by the actual owner on iPad. The procedure is not much different from other applications and is straight away. (Download iTunes Link)
We hope that listed iPad apps and services will never get you spend money on buying a new iPad if earlier one is stolen or lost.
** To use iLocalis and Mobile Spy, your iPad must be jailbroken to use this service. If it is not done then look how to jailbreak iPad.