How to Enable Find My iPad

  Matt Cone       October 30, 2021      Tutorials iPad


The iPad is nothing if not portable. You can carry it with you and use it just about anywhere. It’s great for doing work in cafes, airports, or even at the office. But the iPad’s portability also poses a serious problem: It’s easy to misplace!

Find My iPad icon

Apple saw this coming. They created a free utility called Find My iPad that can detect the location of a lost iPad with great accuracy, assuming it’s turned on and connected to the internet.

If you ever lose your iPad, Find My iPad can help you recover it. Just log in to the iCloud website or fire up the Find My app on another Apple device and you’ll be able to locate your iPad on a map, make it play a sound or display a message, enable a passcode, or even erase all of the data to protect your private information. Of course, you need to enable Find My iPad before you lose your iPad.

Here’s how to enable Find My iPad:

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap your name.

  3. Tap Find My, as shown below.

    Enable Find My iPad on your iPad

  4. Tap Find My iPad, as shown below.

    Enable Find My iPad on your iPad

  5. Tap the Find My iPad switch so that it’s in the on position, as shown below.

    Enable Find My iPad on your iPad

Congratulations! You have enabled Find Your iPad. Now if you ever lose your iPad, you’ll be able to find it by using the iCloud website or the Find My app.

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