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How To Track A Lost or Stolen Android Phone And How To Prevent

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Technology is really playing a big role in bring what we want to pass, i can remember how difficult it was to track a cell phone location online some years back but it seems to be one of the easiest thing to do now, am very sure that some of the geeks in the house can remember how hard it was to find some ones location with a cell phone number, now the big question is can you track any mobile for free using a Gps phone tracker or cell phone locator if your big answer is no then let me introduce officially to the post on How to track a lost or stolen android mobile though this can be done with a secret app called phonty tracker which i use to even track some couple of friends after making calls with them. You can checkout more about Phonty App here  or better still if your answer to that question is yes then you can also improve your ability of knowing the current location of mobile number in google map and also learn more about satellite phone tracker which would equip you to be able to prevent your phone get lost, so with out any further ado let go straight to the talk of the day.

The process of learning never ends and that why i want you to know that you can actually track your lost android device even if it off or on, though this process can be fastened by installing some app on your android device which actually make the tracking of your phone easier online. The method of installing this apps are what i call preventive measures because it a way of preventing your phone from being missing forever if they actually get missing at the first place, as we all know that prevention is better than cure, so it is best to install some preventive apps on time on your phone to keep your self cautious. But does it mean that if this apps are not on your android device then you have lost your phone forever??  No you have'nt because there are other ways of tracking your android device without the use of apps, and that what i would be putting you through on how to achieve today.


In this post i would be providing you with apps that would make you prevent your phones from being stolen and easy to be located after found missing, this are the best android apps for this purpose and aside that i would be taking you on an easy tutorial on how to track lost phone online or offline trust me this tutorial is the best thing you need when you have gotten your phone missing in any way, so below are some apps that can prevent your phone from being stolen.

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APPS THAT CAN TRACK A STOLEN PHONE - ANDROID

1. Avast Mobile Security

Avast Antivirus App is also good not only for scanning, preventing and removal of the virus, but good in the tracking a lost android phone.

Avast offers many features and controls in other for you to Track A Stolen Android Phone. One of the best features of avast mobile security is it offers "Sound siren" tool which the device will ring or sound a siren when it3
0 has been registered as lost. This can probably help especially on a bus or somewhere not too expanded.

In avast anti-theft, you will be asked to add a trusted number which you will use to send commands to your stolen Android Phone.

FEATURES OF AVAST ANTI-THEFT

1. Use SMS to report status:
If enabled, Avast Anti-Theft will use SMS to report status changes and command response to predefined trusted numbers

2. Stealth mode:
This feature will hide your avast anti-theft app from your phone. Nobody will be able to see the application. To discover the app,  you need to call your avast anti-theft pin which you will be asked to create after you install avast anti-theft from Avast Mobile Security.
To call your pin, you have to go to your android phone and dial your password on any sim and a pop up will occur which you will be asked to type your password again. Then you will have access to avast anti-theft.

3. PIN security:
The stolen device will be marked as lost if 8 wrong attempts are made to unlock it. This enables you to easily Track A Stolen Android Phone.

4. SIM security:
This will register the stolen device as lost when the sim card has been changed.


5. Show message on lock screen:
This will allow you to show a custom message on the stolen phone screen. i.e the phone lock or home screen.

6. SMS Remote Control:
There are many SMS control you will send through the trusted phone to the stolen phone number as a text message.
SMS controls like;

MESSAGE: will display a message on the phone
LOST: Marks device as lost
FOUND: Marks device as found
LOCK: Locks device
UNLOCK: Unlocks device
SIREN: Turn on siren
LOCATE: initiates a call from your device
FORWARD: Forwards outgoing SMS/calls to a selected number
WIPE: Permanently deletes all data from your device.
LAUNCH: Launches the avast anti theft interface
CLOSE: Closes the avast anti theft interface.

As i said earlier that prevention is better than cure so i have the avast mobile security app installed on my android phone and I feel more secure using avast anti-theft. Remember, this can prevent your Android phone from being stolen and also Track A Stolen Android Phone.

2. Avg Anti-Virus

AVG Antivirus also have avg anti-theft. This has many features to prevent your Android phone from being stolen and also track it professionally.
Below are the features of avg anti-theft, avg anti-theft commands and how to log in & use avg anti-theft.

FEATURES OF AVG ANTI-THEFT

1. Camera Trap:
When your remotely lock your phone, Camera Trap will take a secret photo when the intruder enters your pin 3 times maximum. This security will send the intruder photo to your email.

2. Device Lock:
If the intruder has already changed your sim before you could send the comands{ Commands are after this sub-header}, need to worry as avg anti-theft will lock your device automatically.

HOW TO USE AVG ANTI- THEFT COMMANDS

These anti-theft commands in avg are really important to Track A Stolen or Lost Android Phone and they work well. Below are Anti-Theft commands in AVG antivirus.
one thing with all this app is that they work together so if the device is ever lost or stolen, you can send text message commands to it from another phone by following these steps;

1. Find another pone, create a text message and send it to the stolen phone

2. In your text message type one of the below command you need with your security pin {Example AVGLock 1234}

-To sound an alarm:
AVGShout PIN

-To locate:
AVGLocate PIN

-To lock:
AVGLock  PIN

-To wipe:
AVGWipe PIN

Note that if you cannot remember the instructions, you can click on the "EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS" on the Anti-Theft.

HOW TO USE AVG ANTI-THEFT

1. Launch AVG Antivirus and then tap "AntiVirus"

2. Register for Anti-Theft

3. Log in to Anti-Theft

4. Locate your device using Google Maps

5. If your device get missing, visit m.avg.com/anti-theft

6. Remotely lock your device

7. Remotely wipe personal data

And this are the apps you can use to prevent your phone from being stolen and also to track your phone when it get missing but that not all the apps that can do that, i would be listing and providing the download links to some other apps with the same features below;

Private Zone - AppLock & Vault

CM Locker-AppLock, Lock screen

Prey Anti-Theft

Cerberus Anti Theft

Bitdefender Anti-Theft

360 Security

- Android Device Manager

And this is the most important part of this post which is where you learn how to fully track a missing phone both offline and online, with pc or from another phone, so follow the steps below to get to know how to do that.

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HOW TO LOCATE A STOLEN ANDROID PHONE 

There are many apps that can help you track your android device when it is stolen but am bringing to you the best and well recognized app for this purpose, you should try this app your self when ever you get your android phone missing.

From An Android Phone: 

1. Download Google's "Find My Device"app  on another phone

2. Install the app and open it

3. Choose Guest Login and track your android phone


From A Pc / Computer:

1. Connect your computer to the internet

2. Chrome browser is recommended, so open it

3. Login to your google account

4. Type "where is my phone" at the address bar. Google will load a mini find my device window

5. Sign in again as asked to and "Find My Device" Site will be opened and you can start tracking your lost or stolen device

From A Non-Android Device:


2. Login to your google account

3. And start tracking by following the easy prompt
Final Verdict 
Finally you have come to the end of the post on how to track a stolen android device, by follow the steps above you should successfully tracked your missing android device with ease, you should also not that If your device battery turned off or it was switched off, find my device will show you the last location before it got turned off.every step mentioned above works perfectly, so do well to share this post with your friends and family by using the share button below, thank you.

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