What if you lose your phone? Well, it may come as a huge setback. But, there’s no need to worry as there are a number of apps available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store that allow users to track their lost smartphones.
These apps have been designed to track a lost device and even erase phone content to prevent information from going into stranger’s hand. The process of recovering the phone is also simple and only requires an internet connection, GPS and requisite permissions for the apps to work.Read more ↓
Here are a few apps that can help users to recover their lost smartphones:
Find My devices app –
The Android-based app helps users to track their phone and lock it until they get it back. The app allows users to track the last location of the phone if the current location is not available. It also allows the use of indoor maps to help users find their device in airports, malls, or other large buildings
You can navigate to the device with Google Maps by tapping the device location and then the Maps icon. You can also erase the content or lock it with a custom message and contact number on lock screen. You also have the option of seeing the battery percentage and network status of your devices.
The app is available on Google Play Store for free.
My iPhone by Apple –
The app can be downloaded through Apple Store and helps to track lost Apple devices.The app is a cloud-based service by Apple can can be used to locate your iPhone or any other Apple device. If you own an iPad or a second iPhone, you can also install the app and try to locate your missing device. Otherwise, all you need is a browser and your Apple ID login details.
To recover the phone, users need to log in to iCloud and open Find iPhone.
This will them where the iPhone was last before the battery died. It also lets you play a sound, which will help you find the iPhone if it’s stuck in a couch cushion.
There are options to lock the phone and put up a message — such as a phone number to call if it’s found — or erase it completely so that it can’t be easily sold or used in case of theft.