How to track my lost Android phone or android tablet? Well, now you need to know it, because of your Android device already stolen. Most of people search tracking apps, after their phone has been lost or stolen someone. Most of people know that. Therefore popular mobile app developer Lookout mobile security introduced an application called “Plan B”.
If you have not installed any anti theft tracking app on your phone or tablet, you can install this plan B app remotely on your device. I think most of Android users know, we can install apps without visiting android market using the phone. This tracking process uses that method. If you have no idea how to install apps remotely, better to read this post.
There are a few limitations of this method. Actually they are normal with this method. In order to start tracking, your device should have an active internet connection, moreover your Google account still active on your lost device. If the theft log-out your account, then this app not working on your device.
If your Android phone/tablet theft someone, and he/she wipe the data or sign-out your Google account, Lookout Plan B not work. In such a situation, don’t expect any response from the free tracking application.
If your Android phone/tablet theft someone and he/she wipe the data or sign-out your Google account, Lookout Plan B not work. In such a situation, don’t expect any response from the free tracking application.
How to start tracking.
- Go to Google Play, Plan B app page using your other devices “in here“.
- Select which device you want to install this app and click “Install”.
- Plan B will automatically send phone’s location to your Gmail Inbox.
- If above 3rd step doesn’t work, text to your lost phone using the word “locate”.
- Finally you can view your lost phone current location in Google maps.
Now you may think this app can automatically detect my email address, answer is Yes. When I’m testing this app it doesn’t send IP address, only display phone location place (approximately) using Google map moreover it creates a shortcut so thieves can easily detect this app.
After recovering your phone, uninstall this application. Otherwise it will send emails in every minute. Moreover it can display the location, can’t detect IP address and enable GPS.
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