Why would anyone ever want to track their own phone? With cell phones and mobile devices becoming more and more advanced, they are also getting up there in price. One simple slip up and a lost phone could send you back to your local service provider to shell out hundreds of dollars for a replacement. On top of the financial hit you are likely to take over a missing phone, the chance that your private information could fall into the wrong hands is very real.
Most of us don't think twice about downloading applications that connect to our bank accounts, social networking profiles, Twitter accounts, and business contact list. Any one of these could potentially create a serious problem for you if accessed by a thief.
What can you do to protect your device?
Mobile device security is quickly becoming a hot topic and several companies have responded to consumer demand with a solution that comes in the form of an app. This was one of the first mobile anti-theft device tracking apps and continues as one of the most popular. It's called GadgetTrack and iPhone users can download it free in the app store.
The manufacturer has also released versions of the software that are compatible with laptops, iPads, Android phones, and Blackberry devices. The app works on all versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch as well. This app is jam-packed with great features that will allow you to quickly recover your device from a thief and even have a little fun with him if you so desire! Here are just a few of the cool features:
1. Remote secure backup of personal data to another device.
2. Remote wipe of all personal data from the device.
3. Remotely lock the device and trigger an alarm that cannot be disabled. (use this one with discretion if you want your phone back as it could lead your phone to rapidly become a pavement pancake)
4. Send a command to have the device report back its current location.
5. Remotely send a custom message to the thief to display on your home screen.
This app is one of the best uses of GPS technology to secure and recover a phone we've seen yet. They offer a full year of service for just $19.95 and a free trail is available for those who want to take it for a test drive. Our only advice is to use caution with a few of the features as your top priority should always be to get your phone back without any damage if possible. We give this cell phone tracker 4 stars out of a possible 5.