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Topic # 189111 17-Dec-2015 09:38
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My spouse found an iPad mini in the women's toilets near the regional gates at the domestic terminal at Auckland airport yesterday. It was about 6pm.

I've called Apple, but the owner has not registered the device with Apple Support, so they can't contact the owner.

The device has a pin-code, so it can't be accessed.

Apple told me to take the device to the police and have the police call them and they would aid the police in accessing the device to find out who owns it. I'll probably do that in a day or two. I'm not sure how much priority the police would give that, whereas I can spend some time on it in the short term. 

I've posted on Twitter about it, but I'm not very active on there and it didn't get a single retweet. I did use the tag #lostipad in case someone was searching for it.

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  Reply # 1452119 17-Dec-2015 09:43
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Whats your Twitter handle ? Few of us more active users can retweet it and get it spread around :)





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  Reply # 1452120 17-Dec-2015 09:46
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I would ring the airport you found it and tell them you found one and see if 1 has been reporting missing.
If so return it to the airport and let them deal with it, otherwise take it to the cops and let the airport know where it is so they can pass the message on to person that lost it.

Just don't try and crack the passcode as it can delete the device.


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  Reply # 1452130 17-Dec-2015 10:04
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I would take it to the police

We lost an ipad mini recently, we had to file police reports to claim insurance
I filed with local police, and with the hotel we had stayed in, and all the shopping centres we had been to.
I wouldn't have checked twitter... (and we probably were not registered with Apple either..)

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  Reply # 1452134 17-Dec-2015 10:11
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Found you and retweeted.......
 





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  Reply # 1452140 17-Dec-2015 10:24
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Activate siri while its locked and ask "who owns this ipad" see if you get anything useful

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  Reply # 1452179 17-Dec-2015 10:55
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wellygary: Activate siri while its locked and ask "who owns this ipad" see if you get anything useful


Bloody good idea, just tried it on my iPhone and realise exactly how much Apple might know about me 😱

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  Reply # 1452194 17-Dec-2015 11:14
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PhantomNVD:
wellygary: Activate siri while its locked and ask "who owns this ipad" see if you get anything useful


Bloody good idea, just tried it on my iPhone and realise exactly how much Apple might know about me 😱


Siri responded to me "I don't know who this iPhone belongs to." :)





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  Reply # 1452207 17-Dec-2015 11:21
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If only there was a way to get it onto a Wi-fi network (while locked) so that Find My iPhone would work for the owner. Don't suppose it's a 3G model? (in which case just keep it plugged in to power so the battery is all good)



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  Reply # 1452446 17-Dec-2015 18:14
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xpd: Whats your Twitter handle ? Few of us more active users can retweet it and get it spread around :)



It's @Andluver 

I've had about 10 retweets as today has progressed. Of course no way of knowing if the person concerned uses Twitter, but maybe someone who knows them does and I may get a contact sometime in the next few days. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1452448 17-Dec-2015 18:15
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tripp: I would ring the airport you found it and tell them you found one and see if 1 has been reporting missing.
If so return it to the airport and let them deal with it, otherwise take it to the cops and let the airport know where it is so they can pass the message on to person that lost it.

Just don't try and crack the passcode as it can delete the device.
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My wife did try the airport route, but they made it clear it wasn't something they wanted to think about too hard. "Passively discouraging" That's my wife brought it home. She didn't trust them in the end. 




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  Reply # 1452449 17-Dec-2015 18:16
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wellygary: Activate siri while its locked and ask "who owns this ipad" see if you get anything useful


How do you do that? 





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  Reply # 1452450 17-Dec-2015 18:17
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Benjip: If only there was a way to get it onto a Wi-fi network (while locked) so that Find My iPhone would work for the owner. Don't suppose it's a 3G model? (in which case just keep it plugged in to power so the battery is all good)


It's in airplane mode..... :-( 

 

So Siri probably won't work either. 




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  Reply # 1452451 17-Dec-2015 18:18
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wellygary: Activate siri while its locked and ask "who owns this ipad" see if you get anything useful


Bloody good idea, just tried it on my iPhone and realise exactly how much Apple might know about me 😱


The owner seems to avoided doing a single thing that would have made it possible to find out who owns the thing.....or for them to find out where it is.




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  Reply # 1452454 17-Dec-2015 18:25
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It's in airplane mode..... :-(  So Siri probably won't work either. 


You may be able to swipe up on the lock screen and disable airplane mode.

Failing that, get it to the Police.

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  Reply # 1452461 17-Dec-2015 18:35
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Ah. Saw your Tweet yesterday, didn't think of it. Sorry. Done a few retweets now as well as a fresh post pointing here.





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