Your iPhone is full of key bits of information, you use it for emails, for taking pictures, for storing documents and more. You keep it with at all times, it’s always in your sight but what happens if you lose it? Believe it or not this happens more often than you’d think.
In fact according to Richard Querrey a blog editor at www.contractphoneswithfreegifts.com, more than 700,000 mobile phones are lost or stolen each year in the United Kingdom alone.
But, fear not, there are ways you can recover your phone even if it’s lost or stolen and here some apps to help you do just that:
iHound lets you track your iPhone’s location, remotely delete data, lock your phone and also play siren alerts if the device is used. This app is a free download; but you do need to subscribe for 3 months at $3.99 a month which lessens the appeal somewhat.
Phone Trace 4
Phone Trace 4 is another app to track your stolen or lost iPhone and gives you reports on its location in real time. It can also give you the new number of the thief. Plus you can take control of your phone and send emails and SMS.
Mobile Spy, like Phone Trace 4 lets you monitor your phone in real time. However with this app if the thief makes any phone calls or receives any, you can monitor them and generate reports to help track the phone. Mobile Spy also monitors GPS locations, SMSes sent and received, and anything viewed or modified by the thief.
Undercover uses your iPhone’s GPS information and sends push notifications that lead the thief to revealing their location. The moment the thief responds to one of them, Undercover notifies you of your iPhone’s location and can also notify a police offer if they have been assigned to you.
The Motion Alarm app will alert you using an alarm when the person who stole your phone moves. It’ll will also inform the thief that they’re being tracked. This app sends you the tracking information to your email Inbox.
Find My Friends
The app Find My Friends is completely free and can help you track your lost or stolen iPhone device. If you add another phone number to the tracker before it is lost, you can use the other phone and view your iPhone’s location on a map or list.
Unlike the other apps, if found places its faith in the human race. The app sets your iPhone background wallpaper with a message from you. So if your iPhone has been found by someone who want’s to return it, they’ll know how to find you and return your phone.
GadgetTrak lets you use GPS to track your phone via the web. You can also send a message to the deviceand get it to take the thief’s picture and send it to your email address. You can also prevent the deletion of GadgetTrak from your iPhone.
Device Locator lets you take the thief’s photo remotely, sound an alarm on the device and send a message with sound. You can even enable the emergency mode remotely and lock the app to stop deletion from the web application.
So there you have it, if you have the misfortune of losing or having your iPhone stolen, there’s still some hope you can get it back using the in built GPS functionality. As anyone reading this used any of the apps successfully?