5 Best Android Apps to Find a Lost or Stolen Phone. Android App Recommendations from the Experts at AndroidTapp.com
Jun 21, 2011 11:14 AM –
We’ve invested hundreds on our Android-powered smartphones/tablets and hate to lose them or worse someone steals them. So we’ve compiled the 5 best Android apps for finding a lost or stolen phone. We recommend you install one of these apps when you first get your device(s). We’ve included easy one-click download links to grab these apps from the Android Market, of course you can read our thorough reviews of the apps to learn more about each app.
5. Wheres My Droid (Free, Donate $1.00) allows you to text an attention word to your phone to make it turn the volume on high and ring even if was on low ringer, vibrate or silent. Separately you can set an attention word to have the phone send back GPS location to hunt it down.
Wheres My Droid
Free, Donate $1.00
Ever lost your phone and you go to call it to listen for the ringer and remember its on silent mode? Now when you lose it you can text your phone with the custom set attention word and it will turn silent mode off, the ringer vol up, and start ringing. You can also text a different attention word and get the GPS location of your phone. Must have Android 1.6 or better Features * Find phone by making it ring/vibrate * Find phone using GPS location * Passcode protection to prevent unauthorized app changes * Use computer to email ether attention word. * Sim card change for stolen phones (BETA)
4. SeekDroid ($0.99) is only available for Android 2.2 (Froyo) and higher, which is the majority of Android powered devices, so sorry older phones- can’t use this one. However, SeekDroid offers a slew of features to help you track a lost or stolen phone. You can access a website to locate your device via GPS, set off the phone’s alarm, lock it or even remote wipe the phone or SD card! IT folks or those looking for more features would appreciate this one as works even if a thief swaps the SIM card.
Fear that your phone will someday get stolen? SeekDroid is the app for you! SeekDroid allows you to locate your lost or stolen device anywhere in the world. See your device on a map, set off an audible alarm, wipe the device, and more. Control the following from our secure website: – Locate your device – Remotely Enable GPS – Display its location on a map – Audible alarm (even on silent) w/ custom message – Lock device w/ custom code – Retrieve recent calls – Remotely wipe entire phone – Remotely wipe SD Card – Hide from app drawer – Disable App from being uninstalled – Virtually no battery drain – Works without a SIM Card – Reteive SIM ID, IMEI, and active phone number – More features coming soon!
3. Prey Anti-Theft (Free) allows you to track the GPS location of your phone or tablet by sending it a text message. You track via web interface, remote lock the device, plus they have software for tracking laptops. This app too works if a theft swaps the SIM card.
Track down your lost or stolen phone or tablet. Open source, cross-platform anti-theft tracker. Prey lets you keep track of *all* your devices easily on one place. Android version supports: – GPS + Wifi geo-location. – SIM change detection. – SMS or Push (On Demand) activation (2.2+). – Lock phone/tablet for privacy (2.2+). – Uninstall protection (2.2+). – Loud alarm sound. – Alert messages to user.
Find out the top two Android apps for finding a lost or stolen phone after the break!