By Umar Anjum on June 5, 2010

Recover Your Lost Android Phone With Where’s My Droid

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If you are somebody who forgets things easily, then your phone might have been misplaced a number of times. You need to make sure that something like that does not happen again. Phone today are quite expensive and include a lot of your sensitive data. Losing your phone, either due to your forgetfulness or because of a thief, can be a very frustrating.

Once your phone is lost, there is very little you can do to recover it. In the case of a lost phone, Android smartphone owners, at least, do not face as tough a time as other phone owners do – this is all thanks to one application, “Where’s My Droid.”

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Where’s My Droid is a free Android application that helps users recover their lost phones. This app innovatively uses text messaging to achieve its purpose. You can assign a text word which, when sent to your phone, will play the phone’s ringtone. The duration this tone will be played for can be setup while assigning the text word. The ringtone will be played even if your phone is on silent or vibrate mode. This method will be a great help if your phone is somewhere nearby and all you need to find it is to hear it.

In case your phone is not nearby and you fear it has been stolen, you can use the GPS function of Where’s My Droid. For this, Android’s GPS should be on by default (due to Android’s latest update, apps can no longer activate GPS on user’s phones). You can assign another text word for this new method. You can use a cellphone to text this word to your phone and obtain its location. Your phone obtains its coordinates (longitude and latitude) through GPS; it then texts back with the coordinates along with the link of the Google Maps image to better help you find the phone.

In these simple ways, Android phone owners are able to recover their lost / stolen cellphones. This app is a absolutely a must-have for all Android smartphone owners.





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What a great idea and app, Somebody for the iPhone should create a similar app! This type of app is a definite must have.

I think they have similar apps in iphone some time ago? I’ve seen ads (or blog posts? I can’t remember) about finding your iphone when you have a mobile me acct.

I didn’t know there is such a app. It’s so great. Other cellphones should have such app too.

Tried it by sending a text from email and it didn’t work. Did work by sending text from another phone.

neat
Very useful
Well don This makes sure I can find my Desire every time
thanks

Will sending the text to your phone activate the GPS on your phone even if the phone is off? Because what if your phone has run out of battery when you lost it…

This app does not work on my Droid. It was a waste of 99 cents.

still doesn’t help sad to rely on this.

[...] Just in case, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place on the chance that your phone is lost or stolen. Download an app that helps you find your phone in case if it is lost or stolen. Finding an app like this can even help you remotely lock your phone. An iPhone app can be found here and an Android version here. [...]

So the lesson here is that if you steal an android device, make sure that you turn off the GPS so anyone using this application can’t find it (since the App can’t turn on the GPS at will.)

It work when the phone is on,but not when the phone is off

I have misplaced my droid, and had imported your app but can’t remember how to use it. Any help would be appreciated. thanks,
Arthur Mintz droid # is 650-714-9800

trying to track my droid 402-594-8941

i lost my mesmerize, i downloaded the “find my droid” app, but i cant remember the attention word .. HELP, please.

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