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Top 18 Apps to Track Your Android Phones and iPhone

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Lost your phone? Losing your breath? Losing your senses? Wait—don’t collapse! We have a brand new collection of awesome apps that can help you track down your lost smart phone. So sit back and get a grip!

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Here are some apps that will assist you in finding it.

Where’s My Droid

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If you can’t find your lost robot (your android device) where’s my droid will help you track it down using several “smart” features. The app will turn the ringer volume up and make your phone ring or vibrate even if it’s on silent more. You can also find your phone using GPS location. Text message “attention words” or use the online control center known as “commander” to track it down.

Android Lost Free
Your bot could be lost and upset without you. Use Androidlost.com to control your lost device remotely through sent and received SMS messages. You can also lock your phone, wipe your data, start an alarm with a flashing screen, check battery status, start the GPS, hide the launcher, restore settings on boot, and much more.

Find my iPhone

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Missing you iPhone? You should, it probably cost a fortune! Luckily iPhone also has a tracking app that lets you find your misplaced iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. Use your iCloud ID to find and locate you missing device by using a map, ringer, or text messages. One of the best features of this device is that in the lost mode, it will lock your device with a passcode and display a screen with your contact number on it. That way, anyone who accidentally finds your phone will have a way to return it to you.

Find My Phone
Windows phone users, there’s an app for you too! Microsoft also has its own default phone finder, and if incase you ever lost your phone, you can track it down using your Live Id to and the Microsoft website. You can locate it using a map, make it ring, lock it, or erase your data. This is a free service for Windows users.

Android Device Manager
This is the latest Android device locating app that was released on August 2013. It has pretty much the same features as other apps including the ringing feature, locking your device, changing your password settings, and erasing all the data as a worst case scenario.

Seek Droid Lite
This is free app that has all the regular features: SMS activation, data wipe, ring alert on silent mode, GPS enabling etc. However, it can also retrieve the most recent call log and work even without a SIM card.

Anti Droid Theft
One of the most frustrating situations is when you know for sure that your phone has been stolen. This anti-theft app will allow you to track your phone through GPS, track any changes made to the SIM card, and use a spy camera that lets you view any picture(s) taken from the phone. The app was also featured on News 8, covering story on how it helped a user get his stolen phone back.

Lookout

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This app is designed for both Android and iOS devices. With the help of Lookout, you can locate your lost device on a map, sound an alarm, and send a “signal flare” that will save your device’s location when the battery runs low. The iOS version offers a custom lock screen message and the Android version offers a lockscreen camera if someone puts in your pin number incorrectly.

Pre Anti-Theft
This is another app for the duo (Android and Apple). Its core features GPS enabling to track your smart phone, remotely taking pictures through front and back cameras, and triggering an alarm. For more info, check out the website called PreyProject.

Plan B
A plan B is exactly what you’ll need to find and track your Android device. One of the coolest features this app offers is not having to worry about pre-installing the app to your phone before it was lost/stolen. The app will send a location of your device using GPS to your Gmail inbox.

Anti-Theft Alarm

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This is a simple app focused on one simple feature: sounding a loud alarm to find your phone. With a clean and easy to use interface, sometimes this is all you need to prevent theft or find your device.

Avast Anti-Theft
Apart from having a go-to app for virus cleaning, Avast also offers an anti-theft app to Android users. You can use the web-based interface to control your device remotely.

Navizon Indoors
This is actually a navigation app that works best if you’ve lost your phone indoors. You device’s internal sensors will build a data set that will allow you to locate your device’s position.

Paid Apps:

Cerebrus
This is another anti-theft app that is free for Android devices. It has all the basic features along with an audio recording option from the microphone. This app costs $4.99 and is available only for Android devices.

Gadget Trak
This is a premium app built for iPhone users. You can track your stolen iPhone, send messages to your device, snap photos of the thief, and enable the stealth mode that will hide the app. The app costs $4.99.

Device Locator
This is another locator app for iOS devices. The app has pretty much the same features as other anti-theft and locator apps including taking a photo or the user, sounding an alarm, and sending sound-enabled messages to your phone. The app costs $2.99.

McAfee Anti-virus and Security
This is a two-in-one app that features both an anti-virus as well as anti-theft protection. You can get this app for a $30/year subscription.

Mobile Spy
This is a full-fledged device tracking software that will allow you to monitor text messages, GPS locations, call details, social media activity and more (remotely). You can use this in Android, iOS, and Blackberry devices. Of course, it comes with a hefty price tag ($49.97 for three months) but considering its extensive features, it’s worth it.

Guest Author: Jillian Petrova

Jillian Petrova is a student of arts and a professional career consultant. When not consulting, she loves to write for Coursework Spot.

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