5 Anti-Theft Apps For Your Smartphone

Smartphones have become one of the most intrinsic parts of our daily life. From waking up in the morning to the alarm, to sending emails or video conferencing across the globe – smartphones are essential for almost every single thing. Now, imagine if this vital object from your daily routine went missing? Nightmarish, isn’t it? But don’t worry! You surely can stop this terrifying thought from becoming true.

Here are the top 5 anti-theft apps that can make sure you and your phone never part ways!

  • Cerberus Anti-theft

Cerberus is one of the most efficient anti-theft apps. It has some interesting features like an alarmtrigger;wipe off SD card and internal storage, phone lock – all of which work remotely. It also has a GPS tracker and SIM change alerts. In addition, you can get a list of the last calls made and received or remotely receive the information about network and operator that your phone gets connected to after a SIM change.

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  • Avast Anti-Theft

Avast! Anti-Theft app is one of the most convenient apps you can use to secure your phone. The app provides you with some of the common anti-theft features like remote phone lock, GPS tracking; enables you to remotely erase or protect your data and phone memory; sends SIM change alerts. However, this app also gives you an added feature to forward calls and messages to any relative/friend’s phone that you have fed in the settings. This app also has another special feature of ‘Stealth Mode’, which automatically hides the app on your phone whenever Anti-Theft is activated. This can safeguard your phone by not even letting the thief be aware of its presence in the device.

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  • Where’s My Droid

This is a very convenient app that can help you locate your phone. If your smartphone has gone missing, you can track it down through the GPS coordinates of this app. Youcan also make your phone ring even on silent mode, simply by sending a code via text. The app also allows you to remotely control your phone and your personal data by connecting it to the Commander option, which is a web-based interface.

The Pro version of this app also enables you to take pictures with the camera so that you can get closer to finding out the whereabouts of your phone.

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  • Android Lost

This app is literally like a jumbo power in small size. Being a very small-sized app of only 240k, Android Lost has the ability to not just help you find your lost phone but also to torment the thief for stealing your phone. Apart from the common remotely controllable features and GPS trackers this app can also make your phone speak with the help of text-to-speech. You can also record sounds from your smartphone’s microphone. You can remotely erase or hide your personal details from the phone and also restore them on boot once you have found your phone back.

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  • Prey Anti-theft

Prey is a complete and one of the most efficient anti-theft applications for smartphones. The app is also compatible with iOS 4.3 or later. So, if you want to secure your iPhone, iPad or Mac laptop with something else in addition to Apple’s inbuilt anti-theft trackers, this app is surely one of the top recommendations.

However Prey Anti-Theft app can only be installed ‘before’ your phone has gone missing. In order to find your lost phone, you can simply activate Prey via SMS (from any phone) and text the words “GO PREY” in caps. This will enable you to log into the Control Panel via the Web and you can then find the whereabouts of your phone.

 

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by techtalks @TechTalks March 4, 2015 5:59 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi