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How to Find Your Lost Android Phone

By Dan Gookin

Someday, you may lose your beloved Android phone. It might be for a few panic-filled seconds, or it might be for forever. The hardware solution is to weld a heavy object to the phone, such as an anvil or a rhinoceros, yet that strategy kind of defeats the entire mobile/wireless paradigm. (Well, not so much the rhino.) The software solution is to use a cell phone locator service.

Cell phone locator services employ apps that use a phone’s cellular signal as well as its GPS to help locate the missing gizmo. These types of apps are available at the Google Play Store. One that can be recommended is Lookout Mobile Security.

Lookout features two apps; one is free, which you can try to see if you like it. The paid app offers more features and better locating services. As with similar phone-locating apps, you must register at a website to help you locate your phone, should it go wandering.