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The Apps to Have Just in Case You Lose Your Android Phone


Between your smartphone and your wallet, we are betting that it would be much preferable for you to lose your wallet than your smartphone. Your smartphone can have your most private images and messages, as well as other data and information that can be damaging in the wrong hands.

So how do you protect yourself in the event that you lose your phone? Well, look and install the following apps:


F-Secure allows you to locate, lock, alarm and wipe out your phone’s memory remotely. All you need to do is to send an SMS message from another smartphone to the lost smartphone.

But it is not only an anti-theft app, it also comes with top-notch virus protection and even parental controls so that you could monitor your child’s app use.


Unlike other similar apps, Lookout is not an established anti-virus and anti-theft company that just ported its Web-based products into Android.

Lookout is perhaps the only one developed exclusively for mobile phones. As such, it has an intuitive and visually appealing user interface, remote controls in case of theft, data backup, app auditor and firewall features. This allows you to get top-level protection for your smartphone.

McAfee Mobile Security 2.0

McAfee is known for their anti-virus software, and they continue to deliver on that aspect here. But their app also has a great suite of anti-theft features such as GPS tracking, Wi-Fi lookup, data restoration, remote lock and other features that would help you keep calm if ever you lose your phone. Unlike, F-Secure, however, these anti-theft features are controlled via the Web, so you really do not need to wait if you lose your phone and you are all alone. You can even make your phone scream, the very very very loud alarm will surely make the thief jump!

Further, McAfee allows you to lock the phone automatically if the SIM card was changed. The app would also report to you the new SIM card’s number.

Lastly, McAfee allows you to back up your data to the cloud, so that you could easily access it even when you cannot remotely locate your phone.

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