Wiped iPad using find my iPhone wasn't wiped

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keevill

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Jul 30, 2009
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I lost my Ipad 2 in a taxi over the weekend and using Find my iPhone app , I tracked its progress around the city.
Despite sending 3 noise alerts with my request to call me , he did not.
I thereforee took the decision to wipe the ipad.
I received confirmation about 15 minutes or so later that it had been done.
However, I managed to get the device back the next day ( clever police work ) and after checking , I could see the battery was flat so after a full recharge, I saw with amazement that all my data was intact and a restore proved unecessary.
How does this happen ?
-keevill-
 
Oct 3, 2009
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You are not the first to post something like this.

I am thinking about trying it on my iPad and see if it actually works.
 
Jan 6, 2011
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Wow I'd be really interested to see how it turns out. I've wondered about that and also wondered that if you are tracking your device and you then wipe it won't that cause you to not be able to track or communicate with it any further? I think in that case I would rather not wipe it.
 

imamac

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Mar 23, 2010
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I use the passcode option with an automatic wipe after so many failed attempts. The Find my iPad or iPhone option is still supposed to work after a data wipe from what I've read but it's hard to know for sure without trying it.