Contact us today!  830-515-4565

BusinessTechPros Blog

2 minutes reading time (447 words)

Tip of the Week: Find Your Lost Smartphone With Ease

Tip of the Week: Find Your Lost Smartphone With Ease

Oh no! You start slapping your pockets, already knowing what you’re about to confirm--your mobile device is missing. With the reliance we have on these devices, losing yours is enough to send you into a relative panic. However, this panic may be avoided by implementing a reliable solution specifically for locating a lost device.

For an iPhone or Other Apple Product
If your go-to operating system is iOS, the Find My iPhone application can help you if you should find that your device has gone missing. If the device in question is linked to your iCloud account, or has the app installed, you can log into the app from another device to make locating the lost one much easier.

The app allows you to track the movement of your device, as well as lock the device, and send a message to the finder so they may contact you. Just make sure you set up Find My iPhone while you have your device.

For a Device with Android OS
If you can perform a Google search, you can find a misplaced Android device. All you have to do is sign into the same Google account that you use on your device and enter “Find my Phone,” into the search bar. If you’ve connected your Google account to the device, you’ll be able to pull up a small map of the device’s surroundings. You can even ring the device if you’re nearby (and it’s turned on) to help your efforts to find it.

Finding Other Devices
Even if you aren’t an Apple user, and your lost device runs an operating system other than Android, you still have options. One of these options is an app called Prey. Able to be installed on up to three devices, you can use Prey to identify who has your device, assuming they have yet to wipe it. All the device will need is the ability to connect to Wi-Fi and have a camera in order for the app to do its job.

Prey can keep you updated on the status of your device, issuing a new report every 20 minutes. These reports can involve images captured by the device of its surroundings and the person who has it, as well as images of the display itself and notifications of changes made to the device. If you aren’t suspicious of any foul play, you can even send a message to whomever has your device, giving them the ability to contact you directly. On the other hand, you can also lock and/or wipe your device if worse comes to worse.

To learn more ways to maximize the use of your technology, make sure you subscribe to BusinessTechPros’s blog.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Captcha Image

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Free Consultation

Free ConsultationSign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation
How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Privacy Technology Cloud Business Computing Malware Hackers Backup Best Practices Hosted Solutions Business Continuity Hardware Managed IT Services Save Money Internet Disaster Recovery VoIP Software Network Security Innovation Computer Microsoft Windows 10 Recovery Mobility IT Services Outsourced IT Windows IT Support Business Google Upgrade Quick Tips Hacking Smartphone Cybercrime Telephone Systems Apps Saving Money Automation Computers Business Management Data Managed IT Operating System Server SaaS Mobile Device Management User Tips communications Budget Gadgets Information Technology Miscellaneous Android Robot Avoiding Downtime BYOD VPN Law Enforcement Applications Private Cloud Telephony Ransomware Firewall Cybersecurity Wireless Technology BDR Data Management Best Practice Productivity Browser Hard Drives Television Lithium-ion battery Going Green Hosted Solution Sports Samsung Wireless Internet of Things iPhone Mobile Devices Humor Unsupported Software Internet Exlporer Passwords Solid State Drive Mobile Device Automobile Government Audit HaaS Password Mobile Computing Facebook Administrator Video Games Microsoft Office Health Streaming Media Employer-Employee Relationship Upgrades The Internet of Things Administration Managed Service Provider Cost Management Document Management Compliance Small Business Access Alert HIPAA Gmail Social Engineering Chromecast Network Safety DDoS Data storage Colocation Search Files App Save Time Remote Computing Reputation IT Technicians Value Disaster Google Drive Emergency Uninterrupted Power Supply Hacker Proactive IT Laptop Office tips WiFi Risk Management Virtualization Chrome Productivity Saving Time Battery Transportation History Email Relocation Touchpad Unified Threat Management Tech Support Social Office Point of Sale Benefits Scalability Phone System Social Media Efficiency Thank You Worker Holiday Content Filtering Router Worker Commute Scam Shadow IT Update Music Training Managing Stress Congratulations Users Entertainment Electronic Medical Records Work/Life Balance Employer Employee Relationship USB PDF How To Analytics Advertising Company Culture Education Keyboard Legal Communication Regulation Wi-Fi Computer Accessories Virtual Reality Text Messaging Smart Technology Current Events Big Data Smartphones Application Shortcut Politics Personal Information Managed IT Services Workplace Tips Money Encryption Office 365 Books Hiring/Firing Flexibility Experience Cleaning Avoid Downtime Data Backup Antivirus End of Support Vendor Management Instant Messaging Artificial Intelligence Identity Theft Black Market

Top Blog

BusinessTechPros Blog
Don't be Afraid to ReplaceGot an older PC that's causing you a lot of issues? Older technology is typically more expensive to run, and after a while, it's cheaper to simply buy a new desktop than it is to continue pouring money into something that always seems broken. It's a great time to buy workst...

Mobile? Grab this Article!