Remember to activate your Find My iPhone/iPad/MAC on iCloud
Reminder to all iPad, iPhone and MAC users: make sure you activate your Find my Apple devices via your icloud. I tested mine, and they work when I sent signals that make the devices emit sounds like a submarine sonar. Further, make sure you put passwords on all of them. One of the fabulous advantages of the "Find my....." is that you can even remotely erase the data. Can't be too careful!
Going through TSA (Transportation Security Administration) screening at an airport, I was subjected to what can only be described as distraction and diversion in an effort to steal from me. I was told to separate my carry on luggage, bag, computer and other personal stuff (watch, shoes) in 4 separate bins. Then they made me go through this screening contraption that one can only describe as a huge x-ray machine.
By the time I got to my belongings, I was already quite annoyed when one of the screeners still wanted to look at my wallet-on-a-string although it had already gone through the screener. But when it came time to pick up my things, my first question was “Where’s my phone?”
The TSA agents seemed surprised, and told me to look in my carry on bag or my luggage. Why would my phone be there, when I was first told to put it in a separate bin with my computer?
So I looked again in carry on bag to luggage. Nope not there. While looking, I repeatedly asked, in a loud voice, and enough to be heard by other passengers --- “Where’s my phone?”
Then miraculously, on the third try, my iPhone5 was in my carry on bag where I didn’t put it.
Did these TSA agents not see or read the news where an agent and a flight attendant were separately found to have stolen iPads? And where the iPads were tracked using the Find My iPad feature?