Report a Lost or Stolen Device
Theft is a predominant crime at universities. Portable electronic devices, such as laptops, tablets, and phones, are easy targets. The cost of replacement can result in personal financial impacts, but can also prove costly to the university if SDSU data is exposed.
- Financial loss
- Loss of sensitive data, exposing the campus to fines and lawsuits
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of student, faculty, staff, and community trust
If you have an iPhone (or most other Apple devices) you can track them through their GPS location using Apple's Find My iPhone. If you have an Android device, you can track your phone through the Android Device Manager. These services will allow you to get an exact location, lock your device, and even wipe your device clean. This information can be helpful to the police.
How to Report a Lost or Stolen Device?
If you’ve lost your laptop, tablet or cell phone or if one has been stolen, please take the following actions: