Nov 19, 2017

How To Track A Lost or Stolen Android Phone + Preventions


Imagine if you went out one lovely day to somewhere entertaining. At the end of the entertainment, you checked your pocket, handbag or purse and didn't see your phone. Let's see Tip to Track A Lost or Stolen Android Phone to avoid that bad experience.

Track A Stolen Android Phone


Many don't know that there are ways to track your stolen Android Phone, PC & Non-Android Phone. They think it's impossible or that the stolen phone must have an internet connection in other to track a lost or stolen phone.

We all know that prevention is better than cure. Anyway, no one is above mistake, but it is better to have some tracking apps installed on our Android device and at the same time be cautious. I have listed some Apps that can help Track A Stolen Android Phone that you must install on your phone, better after reading this article.

How to prevent your Android phone from being stolen



APPS THAT CAN TRACK A STOLEN PHONE - ANDROID


1. Avast Mobile Security


Avast Antivirus App is also good not only for scanning, preventing and removal of the virus, but good in the tracking a lost android phone.

Avast offers many features and controls in other for you to Track A Stolen Android Phone. One of the best features of avast mobile security is it offers "Sound siren" tool which the device will ring or sound a siren when it has been registered as lost. This can probably help especially on a bus or somewhere not too expanded.

In avast anti-theft, you will be asked to add a trusted number which you will use to send commands to your stolen Android Phone.


Find & Track A Lost Android Phone


FEATURES OF AVAST ANTI-THEFT

1. Use SMS to report status:

If enabled, Avast Anti-Theft will use SMS to report status changes and command response to predefined trusted numbers


2. Stealth mode

This feature will hide your avast anti-theft app from your phone. Nobody will be able to see the application. To discover the app,  you need to call your avast anti-theft pin which you will be asked to create after you install avast anti-theft from Avast Mobile Security.

See Also... Top 10 Best Security And Antivirus For Android

To call your pin, you have to go to your android phone and dial your password on any sim and a pop up will occur which you will be asked to type your password again. Then you will have access to avast anti-theft.


3. PIN security

The stolen device will be marked as lost if 8 wrong attempts are made to unlock it. This enables you to easily Track A Stolen Android Phone.


4. SIM security

This will register the stolen device as lost when the sim card has been changed.


5. Show message on lock screen

This will allow you to show a custom message on the stolen phone screen. i.e the phone lock or home screen.

6. SMS Remote Control

There are many SMS control you will send through the trusted phone to the stolen phone number as a text message.

E.g

  • MESSAGE: will display a message on the phone
  • LOST: Marks device as lost
  • FOUND: Marks device as found
  • LOCK: Locks device
  • UNLOCK: Unlocks device
  • SIREN: Turn on siren
  • LOCATE: initiates a call from your device
  • FORWARD: Forwards outgoing SMS/calls to a selected number
  • WIPE: Permanently deletes all data from your device.
  • LAUNCH: Launches the avast anti theft interface
  • CLOSE: Closes the avast anti theft interface.
I have the avast mobile security app installed on my android phone and I feel more secure using avast anti-theft. Remember, this can prevent your Android phone from being stolen and also Track A Stolen Android Phone.

2. Avg Anti-Virus


AVG Antivirus also have avg anti-theft. This has many features to prevent your Android phone from being stolen and also track it professionally.

Below are the features of avg anti-theft, avg anti-theft commands and how to log in & use avg anti-theft.


FEATURES OF AVG ANTI-THEFT

1. Camera Trap

When your remotely lock your phone, Camera Trap will take a secret photo when the intruder enters your pin 3 times maximum. This security will send the intruder photo to your email.

2. Device Lock

If the intruder has already changed your sim before you could send the comands{ Commands are after this sub-header}, need to worry as avg anti-theft will lock your device automatically.


HOW TO USE AVG ANTI- THEFT COMMANDS

These anti-theft commands in avg are really important to Track A Stolen or Lost Android Phoneand they work well. Below are Anti-Theft commands in AVG antivirus.

Check Also: How To: Spoof The Mac Address Of An Android Phone

If the device is ever lost or stolen, you can send text message commands to it from another phone by following these steps;

1. Find another pone, create a text message and send it to the stolen phone

2. In your text message type one of the below command you need with your security pin {Example AVGLock 1234}

-To sound an alarm:
AVGShout PIN

-To locate:
AVGLocate PIN

-To lock:
AVGLock  PIN

-To wipe:
AVGWipe PIN

If you cannot remember the instructions, you can click on the "EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS" on the Anti-Theft


HOW TO USE AVG ANTI-THEFT

1. Launch AVG Antivirus and then tap "AntiVirus"

2. Register for Anti-Theft

3. Log in to Anti-Theft

4. Locate your device using Google Maps

5. If your device get missing, visit m.avg.com/anti-theft

6. Remotely lock your device

7. Remotely wipe personal data

Track A Stolen Android Phone & Track A Lost Android Phone

These are the best apps - how to prevent your Android phone from being stolen or how to protect your Android phone from getting lost or stolen


OTHER APPS TO PREVENT YOUR ANDROID PHONE FROM BEING STOLEN


- Private Zone - AppLock & Vault

- CM Locker-AppLock, Lock screen

- Prey Anti-Theft

- Cerberus Anti Theft

- Bitdefender Anti-Theft

- 360 Security

- Android Device Manager


Now over to the main reason, most of us are here. How to track a stolen android phone, how to find my phone, phone locator, find my phone, will be discussed in this article.

The process is not hard or long, so to say. It's is easy and I have made this very brief.



HOW TO LOCATE A STOLEN ANDROID PHONE 


There are many apps with different process, but this subheader focuses on the best and no #1 you should try when your android phone get's stolen

From An Android Phone: 

1. Download Google's "Find My Device"app  on another phone

2. Install the app and open it

3. Choose Guest Login and track your android phone


From A Pc / Computer

1. Connect your computer to the internet

2. Chrome browser is recommended, so open it

3. Login to your google account

4. Type "where is my phone" at the address bar. Google will load a mini find my device window

5. Sign in again as asked to and "Find My Device" Site will be opened and you can start tracking your lost or stolen device

From A Non-Android Device

1. Go to www.google.com/android/find

2. Login to your google account

3. And start tracking by following the easy prompt

By doing these methods above, your missing device will be tracked and it should be found within few seconds.

If your device battery turned off or it was switched off, find my device will show you the last location before it got turned off.

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5 comments:

  1. chinedu okwaraNovember 19, 2017

    One of the best article i have ever seen. Full of information. Keep it up bro

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  2. nice post bro great experience

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  3. Thanks working..can it work for Nokia torch light

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