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Old 04-03-2009, 12:45 PM
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Tracking a stolen ipod touch?

I got my ipod touch stolen from out of my backpack at school yesterday. So I was wondering if there was any way to be able to track my ipod touch and find out where it was. I'm pretty sure that there isn't but if you know of anything please reply (:
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Did you previously register your iPod with Apple? If not, do you still have the box? The reason being is that the original box has the serial number. You need to register that with Apple so that their computer system will be alerted anytime anyone else registers an iPod with that same serial number (something of which you can't fake).

I would also see what your home owners insurance (or your parents'/parent's) will do. Unfortunately there isn't much your school will do (if it is a public/private mid-high, junior high, or high school) as most of them have a strict no iPod policy (something of which students should abide by). These no iPod policies are in place for a reason. It stops students from ignoring teachers and it stops other students from taking property that isn't theirs.

So that is about it. Call Apple and your (or your parents'/parent's) home owners insurance. More than likely the insurance company will be able to replace the iPod but it might cause an increase in the monthly costs and/or the premium. Learn from this lesson though and never take an iPod to school again. You just can't trust people with something as valuable and as popular as an iPod. Back when I went to high school, I carried around a Rio 600 (a player with a 32MB capacity, that was pretty large for the time). I had just purchased a $250 64GB memory module for it upgrading my player to a full 96GB of memory (this was 32MB higher than any other player on the market, this also really dates myself). The player itself was $250 so I had $500 sitting in my backpack. Some student decided to take it from me. It took a few days but I finally tracked it down, did somethings I can't repeat here, and got my player back. Point being: people (especially students, no offense) will always be like this.



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Sadly this is true, I didn't trust 99% of the people in high school. I carried a lot of gadgets when I was in school, but no one wants to mess with the black belt asian kid in ROTC.

There isn't much you can do except what korn was saying about registering.
 
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:17 AM
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If you register your iPod and sell it later, how does that affect the new owner?



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Old 06-19-2010, 12:06 AM
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Thank you kor nfor the help beacuse i got my i pod stolen tuesday at school and i got insuirance for it at best buy i really appreciate your help. I hope i can get it back or get a new one with the insurance.

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Almost every homeowner's insurance policy has a deductible which is around $500 on average. Therefore, going through a homeowner's policy is usually pointless.

Registering it through Apple will do no good either. This has been discussed many times on the forums and Apple will do nothing if someone else tries to register an iPod previously registered to someone else. Even if you try to let them know it was stolen they won't do anything.

Best Buy doesn't sell insurance - they sell an extended warranty. So you're not going to have any luck walking in there without the iPod asking them to replace it because it was stolen.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:17 PM
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I got my ipod touch stolen from out of my backpack at school yesterday. So I was wondering if there was any way to be able to track my ipod touch and find out where it was. I'm pretty sure that there isn't but if you know of anything please reply (:
I've got my stolen too where i alway have putted in my backback on the right side and it's been missing since last week on May 15, 2011 so i wanted to fnd and who has my iTouch
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:42 AM
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Apple Will Not Help You In ANY If Your Ipod Is Stolen..

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Did you previously register your iPod with Apple? If not, do you still have the box? The reason being is that the original box has the serial number. You need to register that with Apple so that their computer system will be alerted anytime anyone else registers an iPod with that same serial number (something of which you can't fake).

I would also see what your home owners insurance (or your parents'/parent's) will do. Unfortunately there isn't much your school will do (if it is a public/private mid-high, junior high, or high school) as most of them have a strict no iPod policy (something of which students should abide by). These no iPod policies are in place for a reason. It stops students from ignoring teachers and it stops other students from taking property that isn't theirs.

So that is about it. Call Apple and your (or your parents'/parent's) home owners insurance. More than likely the insurance company will be able to replace the iPod but it might cause an increase in the monthly costs and/or the premium. Learn from this lesson though and never take an iPod to school again. You just can't trust people with something as valuable and as popular as an iPod. Back when I went to high school, I carried around a Rio 600 (a player with a 32MB capacity, that was pretty large for the time). I had just purchased a $250 64GB memory module for it upgrading my player to a full 96GB of memory (this was 32MB higher than any other player on the market, this also really dates myself). The player itself was $250 so I had $500 sitting in my backpack. Some student decided to take it from me. It took a few days but I finally tracked it down, did somethings I can't repeat here, and got my player back. Point being: people (especially students, no offense) will always be like this.
Thanks for the advice here unfortunately it doesn't help. Even if you file a police report and report it to Apple If some one else registers your Ipod Apple will NOT contact the police. They say "we don't get involved in these types of issues" So basically, if your Ipod is stolen you are screwed unless you just happen to figure out who stole it yourself. I know this from personal experience with my sons stolen Ipod Touch 32gb 4th gen. I spoke with Apple and this was their position. Sorry...buy another Ipod..
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:53 AM
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By any chance, did you register with MobileMe? If so, you can go on the website and type in your username and id and it will search for your ipod and give you an idea of where it is located.
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Don't bother. This thread was started two years ago before iPod's had the ability to be located using the Find My iPhone function. The OP has since never returned. Why khendron even bothered to bump this post is beyond me especially since much has changed in two years.



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Sadly this is true, I didn't trust 99% of the people in high school. I carried a lot of gadgets when I was in school, but no one wants to mess with the black belt asian kid in ROTC.

There isn't much you can do except what korn was saying about registering.
that might be true but Im also in ROTC and someone in my class stole it right outta my bag while I was out doing PT
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:51 AM
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Post Yourhy ipod i know u took it

who ever took my ipod i need it right way i lost it at home so i'm at the library tracking it if i don't find it befor i come back i'm going to track it in the map of my ipod and wen i find it from the person that person will loose all his things expecially for his laptop
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#### you neeed my ipod #####
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