How to Find a Lost iPod

by Benjamin Aries Google

    Since its introduction in 2001, the Apple iPod has become one of the most popular brands of personal music player. The iPod can hold thousands of songs and other media. A touch screen model called the iPod Touch was released in 2007. The iPod Touch can be located if it is lost or stolen through the Find My iPod feature. After the feature is enabled, an owner can track his lost iPod Touch from a computer or another iOS device.

    Activation

    Step 1

    Press the "Settings" icon, which is located on the home screen of the iPod. Tap "iCloud."

    Step 2

    Enter your Apple ID and password.

    Step 3

    Locate the section marked "Find My iPod." Toggle the selection to "On" to activate the feature on the iPod.

    Locate Missing iPod

    Step 1

    Navigate to the Apple iCloud website at icloud.com on a computer. Click the Enter the Apple ID and password associated with the lost iPod Touch.

    Step 2

    Click the "Find My iPhone" icon on the website. Select your iPod from the My Devices list that opens.

    Step 3

    View the iPod's location on the map. A small green circle indicates that the precise location is identified, while a wide circle indicates that only a general position is known.

    Step 4

    Click the iPod information icon located on the map to display a list of options. Choose "Play Sound or Send Message" to create an alert on the device. Enter a custom message if desired.

    Step 5

    Press "Remote Lock" to activate the password protection on the lost iPod. Alternately, choose "Remote Wipe" to remove all personal data from the device. Note that this action cannot be undone, although you can resynchronize the device to a backup when you recover the iPod.

    Tips

    • The lost iPod can also be traced using the Find My iPhone app available for iOS mobile devices.

    About the Author

    Benjamin Aries has been involved in digital media for much of his life and began writing professionally in 2009. He has lived in several different states and countries, and currently writes while exploring different parts of the world. Aries specializes in technical subjects. He attended Florida State University.

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