Losing your favourite smartphone is one of the most ill-fated happenings that can happen to you in this modern age. Nowadays, with the advancement in the field of mobile technology, a smartphone is no longer used just to make or receive calls, but today it is used to store your personal information, images, videos, favourite games, etc.
But, you don’t need to worry. Here are some of the best 8 apps that can help you find your smartphone.
This particular app not only helps you to locate your lost phone but it an anti-theft app as well. Now powered by McAfee (owned by Intel) you have the provision of taking remote control of your smartphone and you can also back up your data to the cloud and safely restore your phone. WaveSecure Uninstall Protection Add-on (UPA) offers additional protection to your phone. It locks your phone as and when it senses that the security app has been uninstalled by some other user. You can download it for free and if you are looking for an annual subscription you will have to pay £13.
Grabbing 2nd position on the list, this app will prove helpful in locating your smartphone. If you are not able to locate your phone, you need to send a code with the help of a text which will make your phone ring. The best part is that even if your phone is in silent mode, it will still ring. Following are the key features of this app –
- You can easily locate your phone by making it ring/vibrate
- You can find your phone with the help of GPS location
- GPS Flare – Location alert on low battery
- Text your attention word
- Passcode protection prevents any unauthorised changes to the app
- You will get a notification in the event your SIM card or phone number gets changed
- Stealth Mode helps you to hide any incoming text with attention word
You don’t have to worry about the battery drain
You can download it for free from the Google Play Store and for a Pro account; you need to spend £2.60.
Ranked at the 3rd position, Lookout Security is one of the popular apps when it comes to finding your lost phone. Currently, the app is being used by more than 30 million users across the globe. The app is loaded with a wide array of features that helps tracking your phone wherever it is, along with various other measures that offer protection from viruses and malware.
Finding and locating your smartphone is simple with Google Maps via lookout.com. The app is built in a manner that it facilitates you to activate the phone to make a sound or alarm that assists in revealing the actual position of the phone or even taking a snapshot of anyone trying to access it.
You can download it for free but for remote wipe and remote lock, there is a paid subscription of £2 a month and £20 a year.
At number 4 it is Cerberus. This app helps you take the remote control of your smartphone and allow you track it as well through the website of Cerberus or through a text message. If someone has inserted an unauthorised SIM, then a SIM Checker will alert you and there are various other clever features as well making it a must-have.
In the event, an incorrect PIN code has been entered; the app will take a snapshot using your phone’s camera, audio will also be recorded with the help of the microphone. The best part is that you can also carry Cerberus account if you have changed your Android phone; all you need is to download the app once again and enter your username, and password.
The app is free to download and if you are looking for a lifetime subscription, then you need to pay £2.50.
Find My phone
Ranked at 5th position, Find My Phone is one of the most downloaded apps to track your lost smartphone. With the help of triangulation, this app helps in locating your phone. The app uses the secure data from the mobile companies to know the location of your phone between varied masts and then plots it on the map.
There are no charges to download the app with free location searches. To find out any smartphone for an unlimited number of times, you need to pay /£3.26 for a monthly subscription.
At 6th position, there is an app by the name of Plan B. From the makers Lookout Labs, this app helps in finding your lost smartphone with the help of cell towers and GPS. Furthermore, the app will also send the location of your phone to your Gmail account.
Plan B will be enabling the GPS on the phone and subsequently update you about the location of your phone within 10 minutes. For all those phones with no such support, the location can be texted from another phone and the details of the lost phone will be sent to your email id.
At 7th position, developed by Fork Limited, Prey Anti-Theft app is a useful android app that helps in tracking and locating your lost or stolen smartphone. Above all, you will also receive a detailed report on who is having your phone and where you will find it. Two of the best things about the app are that it locks your phone and it also triggers an alarm even if your phone is on silent mode. The app is free to download.
Android Lost Free
Even though it is at the last position, does not make it less effective. Apart from having the standard GPS tracking feature, the app has various other key features which you will mostly find in the paid apps only including – recovering call list of the thief, remote wiping the SD card, taking snapshots through both the front and rear camera. The app also packs in some additional features such as –
- Starting alarm with a flashing screen
- Reading sent and received SMS messages
- Remote SMS control
- Get call list
- Locate using GPS or network
- Wipe / lock phone
- Forward calls
Without a doubt, the mobile technology has come a long way. You can also make the most of this technology and use the above-mentioned apps to track your lost smartphone.
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