There is an abundance of smartphones available to buy now. However, the one common denominator they all have, is that they seem to be consistently becoming more expensive. With this in mind, making sure you do not lose your smartphone is becoming even more important. Well, there are a number of apps which can help safeguard you for when you do lose or have your phone stolen. Below are ten of the apps that you might want to check out.
Find My Android Phone!
Starting off today's list is the aptly named Find My Android Phone app and this one does exactly what it says. The app will allow you to monitor and keep track of yours or your family's devices. If your phone is lost then you can find its location by using GPS.
Wheres My Droid
Wheres My Droid is a popular option for those looking for a find phone app. This one allows you to find your phone by making it call and by using the GPS. While it also allows you to remotely wipe the phone if permanently lost or stole, send a text message to the phone and will advise you if someone changes the SIM card.
Android Device Manager
This one should be familiar to a lot of readers at it is Google's own device finder. Using this app, you can track and located any device associated or registered to your Google account. If they are permanent lost or stolen, then you can also remotely wipe them or erase the data.
This is another dedicated phone finding app and places more of a focus on stolen phones then lost phones. As such, you can erase pretty much all the aspects of the device remotely, not to mention you can also read any text messages being sent or received after the phone has gone. There are also a number of ways to bring the phone to people's attention with its flashing screen and siren.
Find My Phone (Android Wear)
This Find My Phone app has the unique ability to integrate an Android Wear device into the equation. As such, if you do lose your phone, you can simply tap the app on your watch and ask it to find your phone. At which point, the phone will begin to sound, flashlight will turn on and the phone will vibrate.
GPS Phone Tracker Pro
This one takes tracking to the next level and is designed to find your phone, you, or any of your family members or friends using GPS. Once registered, all devices are tracked and able to display real time location information showing their exact whereabouts.
Avast is possibly a name that you already trust to secure your device from internet sites, malware and viruses. So why not let them protect your phone when it is lost or stolen too! Avast have their own find my phone service which like many of the rest here offer the ability to track your phone and delete and wipe its contents.
Wear Aware – Phone Finder
It seems there is likely to be a number of more Wear apps popping up in find my phone lists and this seems to be the case now. Following on from the last option, Wear Aware is also designed to help identify your smartphone within a short range location. As such is a great tool for phones lost in the house or to make sure you don't leave the house without your phone.
Whistle & Find – Phone Finder
The name says it all with this one. This app is designed to make use of your whistling skills to help identify and locate your lost phone. Once set up and you cannot find your phone, simply white and the phone will play your pre-set song choice. It is also worth pointing out that in spite of the app being called Whistle & Find, it also has 'clap detection' too.
Find My Watch for Android Wear
Of course, many of the apps here are designed to help find your phone, some even with the use of your smartwatch. But what if you cannot find your smartwatch Well, this is where Find My Watch comes in. Open the app on your phone and let your phone find your smartwatch for a change.