Though, can’t guarantee your lost/stolen Android smartphone back, but trying to track the Android smartphone can narrow down your worries and who knows, you might get your lost/stolen Android smartphone back with the little effort. There are so many Android apps and independent web services using which users can track down their lost phone. So here I have compiled a list of some of the most dominant Android app which might get your stolen smartphones back.
Nobody is prepared, as what to do after the Android smartphone is lost. But, Plan B is one of the best Android app to track the lost/stolen smartphone. What’s unique in this Android app is that users can download and install this Android app after their Android smartphone is lost. Visit the Android Market Place and install Plan B over the air, no matter where your smartphone is. Once installed, it’s start tracking your smartphone using the cell towers and GPS. Owners are notified via email, once at the startup and each time your smartphone is located. Thus users can reach to their stolen/lost smartphone. Plan B is actually a project by Lookout Mobile Security.
Wheres My Droid is more subtle Android app to track the lost smartphone, but it’s only helpful when previously installed on the lost Android smartphone. Even if the smartphone is on vibration, just a custom message can turns the ringer volume to make it easy to locate if it’s hiding in the nearby nooks and crannies. Else, users can get the exact location using the GPS location of the phone and the current location on the Google maps. Not only that it notifies about the SIM card change, users can remotely command their lost smartphone using Wheresmydroid.com. Users can even wipe off their personal data before any unauthorized access, but it’s the feature only available for premium app users. There are others great features which will surely allure you. But as one said, prevention is better than cure. So it’s a request, download and install this Android App now.
AndroidLost is another great Android app to track the lost Android smartphone. AndroidLost provides plethora of features using which users can command their devices using a computer, some of it’s key features includes locate by GPS or network, take picture with front camera, rear camera, record sound from microphone, email when SIM is changed, even users can get the call list made by the unauthorized person and lots of other features using which users can dwipe their personal data off of the SD card. Though, the AndroidLost app runs in background without consuming extra battery as theirs no server exchange involved. Nice Android app, trusted by the users too.
Simple to use Android app to track down the lost/stolen smartphone. Command your lost smartphone using the SMS service. By sending the SMS, users can lock down the device, can locate their smartphones, can set the ringer volume high via sending an SMS. What’s worse to the thief is that, once the SIM is changed, it locks the smartphone automatically, on top, informs one of your friends via SMS using the new number. Where’s the new friend has to be set as a default SMS recipient while configuring this Android app.
Free, award-winning security & antivirus app, which provides an all round security for your Android smartphone. It not only block malware, spyware, and trojans but is a great app when it comes to track down the lost/stolen smartphone. It has all the features which Find My Phone(another Android app) provides. No matter, the GPS is turned on or not, it still can track the lost device and users can locate their device on a Google map. Same as other, can also activate the ringer volume. Users can even command their device remotely using the computer. Trusted by the users, this is an Android app worth installing.
Prey is an open source project, available for all the platforms which provides all the features to look for in a smartphone tracking service/applications. Not only Android smartphone, users can track laptops using this service too, no matter what OS they are running on. Though, Android version supports SIM change detection, Smartphone/Tablet lock, Alert messages to the users, tracking via GPS and Wi-Fi and more.
A lesser known solution to track down the lost/stolen Android smartphone, but it’s worth it. There’s a set of commands using which users can command their smartphone. Don’t worry users don’t have to mug up these commands which can be accessed at their official website. Similar to above, users can track their smartphones using GPS, can locate their smartphone via Google Maps, can set ringer volume to loud. Unique feature in this app is that users can get a list of all the people calling and messaging over your lost smartphone, to their emails. User can either command their smartphone using emails or SMSs too.
If the above free to use Android apps does not work out for you, you can try this premium Android app to track lost/stolen smartphone. What’s worth the price in it, is that you just have to text to your smartphone, which will be replied back to you with the current address and the location on the Google Maps to your phone’s location, for the instant action. Others features includes SIM detection, users can know about the battery status too via a single SMS.
Locate My Droid is another option to try to track down the Android smartphone, Locate My Droid provides real time tracking via a website(www.locatemydroid.com) which works worldwide. Users need to activate it after the installation. User can visually check out the location of the phone on a Google maps. Users can create their accounts to configure the trap to catch the thief on it’s official website.
iHound is more like a ladies friends who like to stalk on their husbands/boyfriends whether he is in the right direction or not. (same applicable to other subpoena). Ladies, Oh I mean, users can track their smartphone using the GPS and Google Maps. Can wipe off the personal data off of their smartphones. And lot more you can enjoy about this app, download, install and discover yourself.
So these are some preventive measures in the form of Android Apps, users can install and activate to track their lost/stolen Android smartphone. Mind you, most of them are useless, if they are not installed before the tragedy. So as one said, prevention is better than cure, I recommend you to install one of these Android App to get back your precious Androids back to you.