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Help Finding Your Lost or Stolen Phone

by Suzanne Kantra on April 01, 2011

lost cellphoneIf there's one thing sure to cause panic, it's the thought of leaving my phone in a taxi or having it stolen. My whole life is stored there through my calendar, contacts and other apps. So if I lose my phone, and I know that it's not stuck between the sofa cushions, it's time to turn to the tracking app I have loaded on my phone.

For my iPhone, I use the Find My iPhone app (free; iTunes). Since I've activated tracking on my phone, I can log into my account on my computer to locate my phone on a map, lock it or even wipe any personal data from it. Find My iPhone is integrated into Apple's MobileMe service, which will run you $100 per year, but it's also now a free service if you have an iPhone 4, iPad or the latest generation iPod Touch.

There are similar services for other smart phones. There's the Phone Locator app (free; BlackBerry App World) for BlackBerry, which shows your phone's location. iTag (free; for Android devices let you locate and lock your phone, as well as back up your contacts and wipe the data. And Windows Phone 7 devices can be located by logging into your Windows Phone 7 Live account.


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From jimmijames73 on August 29, 2011 :: 5:16 am

Find My iPhone is an excellent app, has saved me a couple of times. Like the function allowing u to send a popup notification so u can let anyone who finds the phone details to contact u.



From Kathryn on April 25, 2013 :: 9:03 am

Is it really accurate those tracking apps for android? most of the feeds on my FB are talking about it.


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