How to Track and Recover a Stolen Smartphone

How to Track and Recover a Stolen Smartphone

You put your hand in the pocket and can’t fish your smartphone. What happened? Did you tuck it in someplace? Did you lose it? Is your friend playing pranks on you? Did someone steal it from you?

In any case, you should be well prepared for this situation. In this article, we will show you how to track your phone using different methods.

Use tracking apps

To use these apps your phone should:

  1. have Internet access
  2. have GPS turned on
  3. have a Gmail acc logged in

If one or a few of these conditions comply you can use the following apps for Android smartphones:

  • Where’s My Droid
  • mSPY
  • Prey Anti Theft
  • AVG Anti-theft
  • Cerberus Anti-theft

and these ones for iOs phones: 

  • mSPY
  • PREY
  • Lookout
  • FlexiSPY
  • Find my iPhone

The apps will give you a map and a satellite location of your phone and:

  • ring out the phone remotely
  • lock your device with a new security code
  • display a recovery message
  • wipe all the data

Use Google

Google used to have Android Device Manager (ADM) which is now called Find My Device. You can use it to track, locate and recover Android devices if they are connected to the Google Account, Internet and are switched on.

Find my device is available through the official website, Google search and on the Google Play Store.

Use IMEI number

IMEI or International Mobile Equipment Identity is a 15-digit number which is used to track missed ad stolen devices.

On Android phone you can find it dialing *#06# or in the «About Phone» section of «Settings»:

It is also attached to a new phone box.

When you start using your phone it sends this IMEI number to the network base station, that’s why it is possible to find phones tracking IMEI. Usually, only enforcement agencies and network providers can do this using special equipment. So, better to use the first two methods and then contact the network provider or the police.

A network provider can also blacklist the phone if you ask them to do so. After that, you will need a new phone for an acceptable price. In such a case Swapix Nigeria can help you. A small business sells here new things and usual people sell their used things. This means that you can always find a smartphone for a price you want and buy it.