How to Track an iPod if it is Stolen

By Avery Martin

If your iPod has been lost or stolen, you can recover it provided you have registered the device with iCloud and enabled the Find My iPod service. If you store valuable company information on your iPod, you can also remotely wipe your iPod to prevent unauthorized access to your business' information. Once set up, you can locate your iPod using GPS. Find My iPod can be accessed via another device set up with the same Apple ID.

Set Up Find My iPod

Step 1

Tap "Settings" from your Home screen.

Step 2

Tap "iCloud" to access the iCloud settings. Sign in with an Apple ID when prompted.

Step 3

Slide the "Find My iPod" slider to "On."

Step 1

Sign in to your iCloud account (see Resources).

Step 2

Click the "Find My iPhone" icon.

Step 3

Select "Devices" and select your iPod from the list.

Step 4

Wait for your device to show up on iCloud.com.

Step 5

Click on the iPod and select "Lost Mode" or "Erase iPod," depending on the action you want to take. Lost Mode locks the iPod and requires a password before it can be accessed.

Register Lost iPod

Step 1

Log in with an Apple ID and password to the Apple My Support website (see Resources).

Step 2

Locate your iPod in the My Products section.

Step 3

Write down the serial number.

Step 4

Contact your local police department and report a stolen item.

Step 5

Contact your renters or homeowners insurance company and provide them with the serial number and police report for your stolen iPod. Complete any forms they give you to request compensation for your lost device in case it isn't recovered by the police.

Tips & Warnings

  • A green dot tells you your iPod is online. If the dot is gray, it means it is offline. The last known location will be displayed for offline devices.
  • Right-click on your iPod when located on the map and send a message to request that your iPod be returned to you. Provide an email address so that anybody that finds the iPod can contact you.
  • With an iPod, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi connection to locate it.