Locate a family member’s missing device on iPad

Locate a family member’s missing device on iPad

When you’re in a Family Sharing group and family members share their locations with you, you can use the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, or Find My iPhone on iCloud.com to help a family member find a lost device.

Set up your iPad to be found by a family member

A family member can help locate your missing iPad if you do the following on the device before it’s lost:

  • Turn on Location Services: Go to Settings  > Privacy, then turn on Location Services.

  • Turn on Find My iPad: Go to Settings > [your name] > Find My > Find My iPad, then turn on Find My iPad, Find My network, and Send Last Location.

    To set up other devices, see Add your iPad to Find My.

  • Share your location with family members: Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing > Location Sharing, then turn on Share My Location.

Locate a family member’s device

See Locate a device in Find My on iPad.

Your devices are at the top of the list, and your family members’ devices are below yours.

The Find My app open to the Devices tab. Michael’s devices are at the top of the list. Below are Karina’s iPhone and Marisa’s iPad. Their locations are shown on a map of San Francisco.

You can also use Find My iPhone on iCloud.com to locate a family member’s missing device. See Locate a device in Find My iPhone on iCloud.com in the iCloud User Guide.

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