Smartphone’s are much smarter that it can intimate it’s master if lost or stolen. There are true stories of people who got back their phone after stolen or lost through an application that uses GPS. Additionally, it helps police to seize the thieves.
For iPhone owners, Apple offer free application to track your Smartphone. Find My iPhone is an apple’s official tracking application that’s lets you track your phone exact location. If the phone is lost and battery is over, it will show the last registered location on the map, and tell how long the data was collected.
If owners have fifth version of the iOS operating system and an account in iCloud, then using friend’s iPhone or through iCloud, phone can be locked remotely and delete all information, contacts and other applications. If phone is lost then owners can also send a text message with a number to get connected or with a request to return it back. If anyone plays with the setting of these services, it will automatically send an email notifying of the changes made.
Android phone also have similar third parties applications to track down the location of lost and stolen devices. The unofficial applications have quite same functions compare to FindMyiPhone from apple. Android users have many choices of applications, but we will only recommend the 2 best and working one.
After installing Where’s My Droid and configuring the application owners can send audible alerts or messages, lock the phone or memory chip and track the location on a map. The result may not be too accurate as compared to Find My iPhone but it could be in a radius of 500 meters of that position.
Cerberus anti theft can also track android devices without internet connection through text messages. It can also track the location through a Cerberus site and lock the device with code and wipe information’s including contacts. Even you can track the calls and record voice of user.
Well, windows owners also have similar official service to locate lost phone. No additional applications need to be installed. Just login to windowsphone.com, with windows live id used on the phone. Owners can track location, erase data and lock device with message.
Warning: The applications may not track the locations if the system location on Smartphone’s is turned off (except few applications) and the phone is not password protected. In such cases, you need to quickly access the application sites to lock your devices.