With this mornings announcement of iOS 4.2, Apple also made their Find My iPad free to all current generation iDevices.
Find My iPad is designed to assist users with locating lost iOS devices using GPS. The feature is now available for free to all users of the iPad, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch.
Previously, access to this feature required a $109/year subscription which among Find My iPad, also gave users other syncing related services.
To set up your free Find My iPad account, follow the steps below:
1.) Update your iPad to iOS 4.2 later today.
2.) Tap on Settings > Mail, Contacts Calendars and then Tap on “Add Account”.
3.) Tap on MobileMe and input your existing Apple ID (iTunes Store ID) or MobileMe member name. If you don’t have one, you can create one using the Create Apple ID option.
4.) Verify your account via email.
5.) Go back to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > MobileMe and toggle on “Find my iPad”. Then tap “Allow”.
After set up, users can make use of the feature on Me.com or download the free Find My iPhone/iPad app from the App Store.
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