The title says it all, the apps we’re gonna discuss below would help you get your phone back in case you lose it. But let us first draw your attention towards how to prevent a phone theft. If it still gets stolen or you simply lose it, these 6 cool android applications would help you find your lost/stolen phone making full use of your phone’s GPS, SIM card change, SMS, Internet, etc and even the root access to further torture the thief.
But, don’t think of recovering any of your old phones or phones without any of these apps installed thereon. It’s quite obvious that to bring the best outta any of these apps, you need them installed on your phone and properly registered with the app developer’s website (many of these require so!) to be able to locate phone, perform security measures and recover it alright. Also, it’s imperative you fine tune the settings of the app after you’ve installed it and test the app thoroughly – can even perform a theft situation yourself.
Now, let’s have a look at these applications.
Theft Aware 2.0 Trial [7-day Free Trial, Costs 3 Euros after that]
Well, it’s safe to crown Theft Aware as the best android app to help you find and recover your android device — call it stealer’s worst nightmare to pick a phone equipped with the Theft Aware. Theft Aware 2.0 Trial is the trial version of the Theft Aware app that lasts 7 days. One can purchase the app from the app’s options menu and it’s worth the 3 Euros it costs (which is after 70% discount currently it is on). The app is very feature rich and sustain not only SIM card changes, but even the hard reset if you’ve allowed root access to it. Theft Aware has tons of options to protect your data and recover your phone safely without letting the thief get access of your call logs, SMS, etc. Hit the download link below to know all the features this app offers you for a premium amount which is well worth it. If you’re planning to buy it, right now is obviously the best time, since it’s available for 70% less than its usual price.
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PhoneLocator Pro [Costs 2 Euros]
This is yet another feature rich app that lets you lock the device even after it’s stolen (it can be installed even after phone’s been lost, which is exceptional), get the phone details even without using Internet (using SMS commands), force GPS On, protection against app disable/uninstall, etc. No free version of the app is available but it’s still a steal at 2 Euros to recovery your expensive phone with precious data and info.
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Wheres My Droid [Free]
Don’t let yourself down if the above paid options aren’t to your liking. Your favorite app market has got a bevy of free apps too, to let you recover your android phone without spending a penny — and Wheres My Droid app is one such app that will help you get your phone’s location by sending pre-defined SMS commands to your phone. And, if you think the phone’s lost but still nearby (in the hearing range), you can send SMS to set the volume to highest and then call it to pick up its location when as soon as it starts ringing at the maximum volume set through the SMS. We know it’s vulnerable, but it’s still valuable if you’re able to act quickly.
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Lost Phone [Free]
Lost phone is yet another free app that can use pre-defined SMS to lock and locate the lost phone. One can SMS to set the volume to maximum, and then call to know the location. Plus, the app will automatically lock the phone upon SIM change detection and send an SMS to your friend’s number you’ve set it for.
[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=com.gadgetprojects.lostphone”]Download Lost phone[/button]
This one adds one more feature to the features offered by the Lost phone: Spy Camera, which allows you to take pics using phone’s camera after it’s been stolen. You can see the pics too using Internet (phone’s need a working internet connection too, obviously). Also, you can track the phone’s location using GPS.
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Android Lost [Free]
The free apps so far have been pretty limited features wise. But no more, enters Android Lost app, which brings tons of features you’ll be proud to find in a paid app. Interaction with the lost device can be had via SMS or internet. The app allows you to lock, wipe, erase sd card, locate, start alarm, use camera, and much more. Pretty much of a bargain and worth your time reading this article for this long, eh!
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Theft Relief [Free]
Even after you’ve installed sufficient theft protection tools, the phone may gets stolen and if luck’s not with you, you may not be able to recover your phone with the help of the apps mentioned above. In which case, you may want a simple app that will send the phone’s info — IMEI, IMSI, Serial numbers — to your email so that you can contact your carrier to lock down the phone remotely, which they can do easily! That’s what we found Theft Relief worth mention of.
[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=com.greatbytes.theftrelief”]Download Theft Relief[/button]
Let us know in the comments below which one is your favorite app, and also let us know if you’ve any query or problem with any app.