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 –
2. Although Lookout Mobile Security (Free, $2.99/month for Premium) is claimed to fame for its anti-virus features, it does offer some nifty relocation features too… we’ve seen how using the app helped an owner track his stolen car which had his phone in it to lead police to an arrest. Lookout Mobile Security came in at number two on our list because it is an essential all-in-one app that helps protect from malware, safe web browsing, lost and stolen devices.
Lookout Mobile Security
Free, $2.99/month for Premium
Protect your phone with award-winning security from Lookout. Lookout is the #1 Security App for Android. Get Lookout for FREE: * Security * Find My Phone * Backup and Restore Millions of users worldwide trust Lookout to protect their phone. Get Lookout’s award winning free app to protect against phishing, malware and spyware.
Before we get into our top pick, we’d like to bring in an honorable mention. Phone Halo is a free app and $50 Bluetooth keychain dongle combo to help you remember not to forget your phone or vice-versa your keys as it sets off an alarm if either part ways. This one-two punch also has features to find a lost or stolen phone using text messages, email or via the web with GPS.
Phone Halo prevents you from losing your phone, keys, computer bag, and more. Phone Halo protects your phone, keys, purse, computer bag, and other belongings from loss and misplacement. Attach Phone Halo devices to items and when you are about to lose or misplace an item, you are alerted.
1. McAfee WaveSecure (Free 7 Day Trial, $19.90/year) tops our list as an ultimate locator app if your phone gets lost of stolen. Just like many of the aforementioned apps McAfee WaveSecure allows you to track your device online via GPS, via text message, remote lock or wipe your phone, and works if SIM card is changed. It goes a bit further by allowing you to get call history of a thief even if they change your phone’s SIM card. It hides it self from the app drawer so a savvy thief cannot detect it’s there. Even if they go past that, there is another app, WaveSecure UPA, you can install to protect it from being uninstalled. IT admins will love that it can tap into the device administrator level for Android 2.2 (Froyo) and higher devices for better enterprise device control.
Free 7 Day Trial, $19.90/year
McAfee WaveSecure is award-winning mobile protection for your Android device. Backed by the world’s largest dedicated security company, McAfee WaveSecure protects your mobile life. McAfee WaveSecure secures your mobile device and personal data in the event of loss or theft by allowing you to locate/track your device, helps prevent device misuse, and remotely locks your device and wipes your data. It enables you to back up and restore your data from the device or via an easy-to-use web portal.