Now imagine a scenario where you are no longer in possession of your mobile phone . In other words you have lost it and cant find it anywhere. However disheartening the event maybe be , thankfully there are ways by which you can find your phone. Read on the top 5 ways to locate and track a cell phone.
1. Call you phone number and trackWhen you cannot find your phone around , then the first step is to place a call to your phone number to track it. If you don't have another phone around then you can use website like wheres my cellphone.com or make a VoIP call to hear your phone ring. If you are lucky enough then either your phone would be around and you will hear it ring or your phone call would be received by someone from whom you can know the whereabouts of your phone.
2. Contact service providerService providers can track your phone's location through your sim. If your phone is switched on and active, then with the help of your phone number or sim number , they can easily track the location of your lost phone.
3. Find my phone app/Device ManagerIf you have an apple phone or an android phone then there are some apps using which you can track the location of your phone. Using Apples's Find my IPhone app you can find out the location of your phone , ring your phone , display a message on your phone and also lock the phone and delete all data from it . For android users , “device manager” comes to rescue. Its is similar to the find my phone app except that you cannot remotely lock your phone.
4. Anti-theft appsApart from the above mentioned free apps some paid anti theft apps by Avast , AVG , Bit Defender and Gadget Track provide continuous anti theft security. These come with add on features like force the phone to get answered , email pictures when phone is accessed trying incorrect passwords or remotely wipe the contents of your phone using a SMS command.
If you do not have any of these pre-installed apps then you can make use of Plan B. Using your Google play account from your computer you can install this app on your phone. You then have to SMS to locate your number to know the latest position of your mobile phone.