Getting your smartphone stolen or losing it is one of the most frightening experiences of the modern age. All your contact information, your personal information, your personal pictures, and possibly even financial data is on your device. It’s a big treasure trove for thieves and other malcontents.
Having an anti-theft system set in place actually helps in this situation. However, there are some ways that you can find it even without these preventative measures. Here are the best find my phone apps and other find my phone methods currently available
Family Locator is an app by Life360 and it does exactly what the app name says it does. It allows you to help create a collective with your family and friends. Then you can keep track of where they are via their smartphone. This also helps recover smartphones if someone loses them. The upside of the app is that you can control who can find you or your phone. The downside is that this app is a people locator, not a device locator.
Find My Phone – Google
Find My Phone is Google’s native method to help find your phone. The app has the ability to do all of the normal stuff, like locate your phone within a certain distance and the app also lets you ring your phone, wipe your phone. and even shows you a message. That way whoever has it can see that you’re looking for it.
Cerberus has always been the name people think of when it comes to finding your phone apps. There are diverse set of amazing features that also include locking and resetting your phone, sounding alarms, displaying messages onscreen for thieves to read, and it also even has the access to the front facing camera so that you can take a picture of the thief. Cerberus can be hidden from the app list so that people don’t suspect that it’s there, remote shell into your device, and also record audio from the mic.
Prey is a great app that’s been around for quite a while and many people trust it. It will also help you to find your phone if it is missing, but it is also more lightweight than something like Cerberus. It has all the basic features like finding your phone and locking your device, and also setting off an alarm. There are features so that you will be able to take pictures to see where your device may be and gather network information to see where your device has been.
Cashify’s very own all-in-one app also comes with anti-theft functionality. It allows you to track your phone’s location, sound alarms, and even lock it remotely. If all of that doesn’t help, there’s also the ability to wipe all data from your phone in case you’re unable to locate it. Pretty handy, yes? Check it out in detail in our post here.
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