Necessity is the mother of inventions. The Smartphone has replaced and rewritten age old ways of accessing several facilities. With digitization, everyone switched to Smartphone over featured phones. Side by side time has changed to put health care, education, banking, shopping, travel booking, food, personal diary and all peculiar information into a palm sized Smartphone being everyone’s personal assistance to bring off all our wishes within seconds. But have you ever thought- what will happen if you lost that Genie or it gets stolen? Your personal data, account details within the lost device may be misused.
Thanks to the android app developers who proved their innovative skill sets to design such nimble-witted mobile apps to assist you finding mobile incase it’s lost or thieved. Here are some standard find my phone applications along with some quick fix methods to find your phone and keep all your data secured.
Android Device Manager
Android device manager, probably the best application over others Find my mobile apps is available in play store for free to download and install and compatible to all most all smart android devices. If you are an Android user, then this app must be there in your phone as prevention to the unexpected muddle. To enjoy its services, go to your phone setting > Google > Security >services > enable Remotely Locate This Device option. Now you are set to use the web app to locate the phone, make it ring or erase all data and find your mobile if incase you lost it.
Talking of its disadvantage- this application works with GPS enabled state only; hence make sure your phone GPS is on. But to avail its service, we can ignore this GPS fact as now it is available for android phones by default.
Family locator is a people locator application designed to let you keep in touch and track your family or friends’ location over Smartphone. Hence it is not that effective for device tracking but to a little extent it may help to discover your phone taking your last location as base. Moreover, you can manage to track the person nearer to the lost phone’s location with family locator coupled with other device locator apps.
Having unparalleled phone locator functionalities this anti-theft mobile app is worthy of a place in your Smartphone. Cerberus is designed very well by skilled mobile app developers and is quite a smart one at that. The user can hide the app from the app drawer making it invisible. In case you lost your phone, it allows you to access remotely either with cerberusapp.com or with client Cerberus app to lock your mobile or resetting your phone or make the phone ring or display a message on screen for the thief. Beside this, Cerberus can access the front camera to take pictures of the thief and make it easy for you to find your lost phone.
Prey Anti Theft
It is just the basic find my phone app with all the common features as in the Android device manager to reset your phone and make it ring and let you track the device location. As it is free to download and be a substitute to the android Device manger, it may work for you to find your lost device.
Unfortunately, if your phone is lost or stolen without having any of the find my phone apps, then you must try some classic methods to keep your personal data secured. As soon as you realize your phone is lost, try to call or message it to hear its ring or get some info. Don’t delay to report loss of phone. Early reporting can cease your phone functionality by blacklisting your phone’s ESN or IMEI to make it hard for the thief to sell the hardware or play dirty with your social account. You must change all the banking and social media passwords immediately to keep your accounts secured to a great extent.