Monday, 21 October 2013

What To Do When Your Android Phone is Stolen?


Your Android phone is a complete package containing a little of everything like photos, music, notes, games, and many more. It must be a nightmare for you that your Android phone is stolen. But, you should know what to do in such case.

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Firstly, try to track your device using Android Device Manager. You can easily use Android device Manager even if you have not configured it on your device yet. Through Google’s Web portal, you can access the Android device manager. By the use of large map, you can get the last known position of your mobile. In case, you are not able to see it then hit the Locate this Device button on the white inset window. After that, try to call your number again and again. Also, you can use the Ring option in Android Device manager.
Always call the police after getting the information regarding the location of your phone. It is not safe to confront a criminal on your own. Next is to deactivate the phone with your wireless provider. Make sure that after deactivating the service you will not be able to communicate with Android via Android Device Manager.
Furthermore, you should start taking steps so as to prevent the thief from accessing your personal information. For this, check out the web presence for every app and service on your phone. If it has the option to logout other devices, revoke tokens and de-register mobile devices then go for it. It will keep your login information safe.
Not finding any option to prevent mobile logins?? Then reset your passwords. The most important step is to file a police report along with the unique identifier for your device like its phone number or the serial number. Also, you can provide the tracking information to the police. Eventually, don’t forget to inform your family and friends so that the thief will not be able to impersonate you through text or social media.
Android is secured with powerful third party security apps. Android security suites have anti-theft capabilities as well as anti-malware. Almost all the Android security apps have same features like locate, remote alarm and remote wipe. 
Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus is the good choice to secure your Android device. Featuring remote SMS commands, it allows you to control your device without Wi-Fi connection. Moreover, avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus includes many anti-theft features. Anti-theft apps for Android including Prey and Bitdefender Anti-Theft are available. Lookout's Plan B and Android Lost can be installed and activated remotely after a theft has taken place. 

Therefore, learning about the use of security or anti-theft apps is very helpful. After that, you should invest in such kind of apps. Never forget to set a passcode for your device. This simple step can offer you long time protection.
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