Track your lost Android Phone
We all want to secure our phone against theft because losing our phone will cause huge disruption to our lives. Most people daily activities revolves their phones and how will our friend and family reaches us and hey, smartphones aren’t cheap!
There are plenty of good applications in the Play Store, and probably a couple that come pre-installed on your phone, that make sure your device is properly secured should it get get stolen or lost.
Android Device Manager is the Google option Google offers its own solution with Android Device Manager, can help you locate your phone on a map, make it ring, and lock it, or totally wipe it. Google recently unveiled the ability to type “find my phone” into Google search in order to pull up a map of where your device is located.
Apps to help you track your lost phone
Some of these apps have features that can help you track down your missing phone by triggering it to ring off the hook, send its GPS location to your email or when worse comes to worst, allow you to wipe your data from the missing smartphone remotely.
Not enough? Snap a photo of the perpetrator or record their audio with your phone’s microphone. Yes, these apps can do that and more.
But remember that only some of them can be installed after the phone is lost. The rest of them are preventive measures, meaning you should already have them before something bad happens to your device. With that out of the way, let’s go get your phone back.
App 1 – Where’s My Droid – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alienmanfc6.wheresmyandroid
It has FREE and PAID version – Where’s My Droid is a pure Find my Phone app to help you locate your phone. When your smartphone goes missing, sending a code via text will make the phone ring (even when set in silent mode) while another text code sends you the GPS coordinates of the phone.
This is a very good App, very easy to setup and use. More details on thier site – https://wheresmydroid.com/support-content.html?t=gps
Plan B – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.planbnew&hl=en_GB
It is Paid and can be a saver when you lost your Android phone. If you had not install any tracking app before your Android device was stolen or misplaced, Plan B will be a lifesaver. Plan B is an Android app from Lookout Labs which locates your smartphone using cell towers and GPS, then sends the location of your smartphone to your Gmail Inbox.
In some smartphones, Plan B can enable the GPS on the phone then update you with its location every 10 minutes. For phones with no such support, you can text ‘location’ from another phone, and details of the missing phone’s location will be sent to your email. In the absence of a data connection, the software will send its location via SMS instead.
Does not have a GOOD Review
Android Lost Free – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidlost
[Free] This app is not only perfect for finding your lost phone, it will also torment the thief (something which we’re sure they fully deserve). You can activate (via SMS or the Web) the alarm to ring with a flashing screen, enable and disable the GPS, data and Wi-Fi connection, remote wipe the SD card, and get their latest call list.
The App is loaded with features and actually works
Although it’s a free app, the app lets you take pictures from the smartphone camera (front and rear) and make your phone speak using text-to-speech. Once the SIM card is changed, you will be informed via email. This app can be used even after you have lost your smartphone due to its remote install feature and is hidden from the launcher to prevent uninstallation.
Manual step by step – http://www.androidlost.com
App has a very good Review
SeekDroid Lite – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.gtmedia.seekdroid.lite&feature
Both Free and Pro version. This has all the regulars, remote lock and wipe, SMS activation, ring alert even in silent mode, hide from view mode, and GPS-enabling feature. You can also retrieve the most recent call logs – and it works even without a SIM card plugged in.
Pro account comes with more perks. Lets you track the movements of the stolen smartphone with a history map so you know where your device is heading. You can also get protection for multiple devices.
more details – hwww.seekdroid.com/
AntiDroidTheft – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.android.antidroidtheft&feature
Here’s a simple anti-theft device which lets you locate your phone via GPS, track changes made to the SIM card and view the pictures that have been taken by the smartphone all through the Web.
More details here – antidroidtheft.com/
Cerberus – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lsdroid.cerberus&feature
Free version last for a week but it is loaded. Cerberus has all the works, remote alarm trigger, tracking via GPS, remote wipe of the SD card as well as the internal storage, remote lock of the phone, plus alerts of a SIM change. You can also record audio from the microphone.
Pro version covers 5 devices.
More details here – cerberusapp.com/home/en
Prey Anti-Theft- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.prey
Prey Anti-Theft you have to get it installed before the phone goes missing. To find your lost phone, you can activate Prey via SMS with the words “GO PREY” in all caps then log into the Control Panel via the Web to mark the device as ‘Missing’. You can then receive notices of where your phone is. The app is hidden and can only be uninstalled with a password.
more details – preyproject.com/