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    Default how do I find the original owner to this I-Pad

    I have a I-Pad mini and I would like to see if the original owner will release the unit to be used by another party
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    I assume you found the device.
    If you are able to connect it to wifi, please do so. The owner will then be able to find the device using Find my iPad.

    If you have no access to the iPad, please go to the nearest Apple Store. It will connect to the free wifi there (and be found). In case you're unsuccessful even there, contact a representative in the Store, tell them you found it. If all is well, Apple should be able to identify the rightful owner and contact him.
    Request a written document that you have turned over the iPad to the Apple Store.

    If all steps above are not possible, go to the nearest police station and turn over the device.

    Without the consent of the rightful owner you have no claim over the iPad and therefore will not be able to use it in any way.

    If you have any further questions, please join our forum. We're happy to help.
    Quote Originally Posted by JustMeWhoElse View Post
    If Siri is setup to be available on the Lock Screen, activate Siri by holding down the Home button, then ask Siri - Who owns this iPad?" It will be displayed on the screen and you can contact them. Again, if the owner setup the iPad Contacts correctly it will.
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    Default Re: how do I find the original owner to this I-Pad

    I assume you found the device.
    If you are able to connect it to wifi, please do so. The owner will then be able to find the device using Find my iPad.

    If you have no access to the iPad, please go to the nearest Apple Store. It will connect to the free wifi there (and be found). In case you're unsuccessful even there, contact a representative in the Store, tell them you found it. If all is well, Apple should be able to identify the rightful owner and contact him.
    Request a written document that you have turned over the iPad to the Apple Store.

    If all steps above are not possible, go to the nearest police station and turn over the device.

    Without the consent of the rightful owner you have no claim over the iPad and therefore will not be able to use it in any way.

    If you have any further questions, please join our forum. We're happy to help.
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    Default Re: how do I find the original owner to this I-Pad

    If Siri is setup to be available on the Lock Screen, activate Siri by holding down the Home button, then ask Siri - Who owns this iPad?" It will be displayed on the screen and you can contact them. Again, if the owner setup the iPad Contacts correctly it will.

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    I have a I-Pad mini and I would like to see if the original owner will release the unit to be used by another party
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    Default Re: how do I find the original owner to this I-Pad

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    I assume you found the device.
    If you are able to connect it to wifi, please do so. The owner will then be able to find the device using Find my iPad.

    If you have no access to the iPad, please go to the nearest Apple Store. It will connect to the free wifi there (and be found). In case you're unsuccessful even there, contact a representative in the Store, tell them you found it. If all is well, Apple should be able to identify the rightful owner and contact him.
    Request a written document that you have turned over the iPad to the Apple Store.

    If all steps above are not possible, go to the nearest police station and turn over the device.

    Without the consent of the rightful owner you have no claim over the iPad and therefore will not be able to use it in any way.

    If you have any further questions, please join our forum. We're happy to help.
    Quote Originally Posted by JustMeWhoElse View Post
    If Siri is setup to be available on the Lock Screen, activate Siri by holding down the Home button, then ask Siri - Who owns this iPad?" It will be displayed on the screen and you can contact them. Again, if the owner setup the iPad Contacts correctly it will.
    Combining two answers for a better "best answer"
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    Default Re: how do I find the original owner to this I-Pad

    Quote Originally Posted by iMore Question View Post
    I have a I-Pad mini and I would like to see if the original owner will release the unit to be used by another party
    I know you are going to think this is crazy BUT did you find that iPad mini on an airplane? My mother in law lost her by leaving in the seat pocket of a plane flight. She was heart broken because she had all her pictures of her European vacation on it. It's a small world so I figured I'd just see...

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