Where’s My Phone? How to make sure you can find it when it is misplaced or stolen.

IMG_1258People misplace their mobiles often. I challenge you to say that you have never ever spent time trying to remember where you left it. The industry does really well out of mobiles that have been lost on public transport, airports, planes, in bars and restaurants or just disappeared randomly, nothing criminal, just don’t know where it is, perhaps even in your own home, or left in the car.

I know of two people (who may be reading this blog) who have recently misplaced their mobiles and should know better. I’m just saying. Of course you do need to find it while there is still a charge in the battery.

Of course mobiles are also often stolen as they have instant cash value.

So how do you find your phone? It is really simple. You don’t need to be a geek. Just go to the links, and follow the instructions.

  1. Install an app like Find My Iphone (also versions for iPad and Mac) which can find it AND stop anyone else from using it, or Google’s Find my Device (will work for any Android device) which can also locate it, ring it, lock it, display a message or phone number on the screen or erase it.
  2. Do it now.
  3. Seriously, do it now, it will only take a few minutes.

Bonus: Find your laptop. A couple of years ago I wrote about Prey, which is still around and can not only find your laptop but even take photos of someone who has possession of it and is using it. I have it on mobile as well.

Have you installed it?

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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