The Find My iPhone is a free application that can locate a lost iPhone. It can be used by anyone with an iPhone 4, iPad or iPod 4th generation touch (iOS 4.2 or later). If you lose your Apple iPhone (AAPL) iPad or iPod touch while on the go, simply install the application Find My iPhone on another iOS device, open the program and enter your Apple ID. However, the application must already be configured on the device that has been lost.
You will receive the location of your phone on a map and you can choose to have it display a message or play a sound, remotely lock the device or erase all your data, if you find that it will not be returned. For added security, the application will automatically log off after 15 minutes, or you can manually exit at any time.
How many were the times you want to know where did your lost phone? With the advent of GPS , there is possible to easily track them with some excellent and full application security options. ( Photo: ehow.com )
Just enter your Apple device ID and activate Find My iPhone so you can locate it. Then use the same Apple ID to enable Find My iPhone on your iOS other 4.2 (or higher) devices , including iPhone 3G , 3GS or iPod touch ( 2nd generation or later).
For Android phones, a good option is the Lookout , which works basically the same way. You have to think that the price of a replacement is not the only cost of a lost or stolen mobile . Your personal information is irreplaceable. The Lookout helps you find your phone , it has been stolen or lost, quickly and easily, even if you are out of your hands .
Your phone can run but can not hide . The find function of Lookout finds your phone on a map from your PC or another smartphone. If you want you can even ask your Android to scream , sounding an alarm. Even if your phone is in silent mode , you can turn this loud alarm and hear it if it is nearby.
If you lost your phone , and has no hope of recovering it , you can block content that already in it . But this option is only available in the paid version application . What it is not a bad thing , since your personal data is priceless. Making sure that your data does not fall into the wrong hands , you can also clean your data, including contacts, text messages, photos , emails , browser history , user accounts (such as Facebook , Twitter and Google).
Two apps, GadgetTrak and iHound are available for iPhones and Android phones. Not all of these apps are free , but you can do some testing before you buy. Remember: all security is little time to deal with your personal data. Prevent crooks continue selling their phones on the black market and make a good security of your device .