Lost your phone? Here is how you can track lost or stolen Android phones in Nepal with help of some useful apps.
We Nepalese have been not so much lucky in getting smart phones at reasonable prices. We own one of them after working hard for months, at least. But what if you lost that smartphone which you craved for such a long time. After all pick pockets also prey on the glossy looking Samsung, Sony, LG or any other android smart phones.
This is not an assumption. There are dozens of pic-pockets preying on smartphones in busy bus and microbus routes of Kathmandu. Every evening you will find people shouting out loud “mero mobile choriyo” (I have lost my mobile). It’s not hard to find such people but it’s hard to see them break down. It’s heart breaking.
Have you lost your phone? Or have you been robbed of your smart phone? If yes, I am glad you survived the shock, because if you would not have, you would not be reading this article. And if you are on this page just to prevent anyone robbing you of your smart phone or to track to your smart phone in such cases, I am glad to tell you that are you are on the right page.
So for both cases, here are some of the smart ways and apps that can reunite you and your lost phone in Nepal too. Some of the best apps that can track your lost android smart phones, along with much more other features are listed below.
Here are 5 of the most popular Android apps to track down a lost or stolen Android device.
Where’s My Droid
[Free] Where’s My Droid is a pure Find my Phone app to help you locate your phone. When your smartphone goes missing, sending a code via text will make the phone ring (even when set in silent mode) while another text code sends you the GPS coordinates of the phone.
Alternatively, you can remotely control your phone by connecting it to the Commander option, a web-based interface. Where’s My Droid also offers a Pro version which lets you take pictures with the camera (you might be able to take a snapshot of the perpetrator), remote lock the phone rendering it impenetrable or remote wipe the app to save your data from misuse.
[Free] If you had not install any tracking app before your Android device was stolen or misplaced, Plan B will be a lifesaver. Plan B is an Android app from Lookout Labs which locates your smartphone using cell towers and GPS, then sends the location of your smartphone to your Gmail Inbox.
In some smartphones, Plan B can enable the GPS on the phone then update you with its location every 10 minutes. For phones with no such support, you can text ‘location’ from another phone, and details of the missing phone’s location will be sent to your email. In the absence of a data connection, the software will send its location via SMS instead.
Android Lost Free
[Free] This app is not only perfect for finding your lost phone, it will also torment the thief (something which we’re sure they fully deserve). You can activate (via SMS or the Web) the alarm to ring with a flashing screen, enable and disable the GPS, data and Wi-Fi connection, remote wipe the SD card, and get their latest call list.
Although it’s a free app, the app lets you take pictures from the smartphone camera (front and rear) and make your phone speak using text-to-speech. Once the SIM card is changed, you will be informed via email. This app can be used even after you have lost your smartphone due to its remote install feature and is hidden from the launcher to prevent uninstallation.
[Free to download] This has all the regulars, remote lock and wipe, SMS activation, ring alert even in silent mode, hide from view mode, and GPS-enabling feature. You can also retrieve the most recent call logs – and it works even without a SIM card plugged in.
The Pro account (monthly subscription) lets you track the movements of the stolen smartphone with a history map so you know where your device is heading. You can also get protection for multiple devices, and receive notification for when it leaves a pre-selected fenced-in area (good for keeping watch on your little ones).
[Free] Here’s a simple anti-theft device which lets you locate your phone via GPS, track changes made to the SIM card and view the pictures that have been taken by the smartphone all through the Web. Here’s some news coverage on how the app actually helped a user get his stolen phone (and the car it was in) back.
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