How to Use Find My iPhone to Ping Your Misplaced iPad

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If you can't remember where in your house you left your iPad, you can have it play a fairly loud chiming sound to alert you where it is — even if it has the sound turned off. You can do this by opening Find My iPhone on another iOS device or by logging into iCloud.com on your desktop computer. 

To locate your misplaced iPad from another iOS device, open the Find My iPhone app. In the device list, tap on the name of your iPad

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Once you do that, you'll see the location of your iPad on a map. But that doesn't tell you where in your house it is. Tap Actions and choose Play Sound. Your misplaced iPad will make a chiming sound.

  

To locate your misplaced iPad on iCloud.com,  log in and click on Find iPhone.

Click on All Devices at the top of the display to see a list of devices logged into your iCloud account and select the one you're looking for.

Once you do that, you'll see the location of your iPad on a map as well as a window in the right corner of your screen with three options: Play Sound, Lost Mode, and Erase iPad. Click on Play Sound and follow the chiming sound to your lost iPad.

  

 

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.