Add your iPad to Find My

Add your iPad to Find My

Before you can use the Find My app to locate a lost iPad, you need to connect the device to your Apple ID.

Your iPad also includes a feature called Activation Lock that prevents anyone else from activating and using your device, even if it’s completely erased. See the Apple Support article Activation Lock for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Add your iPad

  1. On your iPad, go to Settings  > [your name] > Find My.

    If you’re asked to sign in, enter your Apple ID. If you don’t have one, tap “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it?” then follow the instructions.

  2. Tap Find My iPad, then turn on Find My iPad.

  3. Turn on any of the following:

    • Find My network or Enable Offline Finding: If your device is offline (not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular), Find My can locate it using the Find My network.

    • Send Last Location: If your device’s battery charge level becomes critically low, its location is sent to Apple automatically.

Add another device

See any of the following:

Add a family member’s device

You can see your family members’ devices in Find My if you set up Family Sharing first. Their devices appear below yours in the Devices list. See Locate a family member’s missing device on iPad.

You can’t add friends’ devices to Find My. Friends who lose a device can go to and sign in with their Apple ID.

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