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    Default Best "Find My Phone App" for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    I'm search of a good app that will allow me to find and locate my phone if lost or stolen.
    I was previously using Wheres My Droid, but some of the features such as the ability to take photos requires the paid version.
    I downloaded Lookout, but it required a subscription in order to take full advantage of the app.
    I then came across an app called Android Lost. I'm impressed so far, because it allows me to use the camera to take pictures for free, unlike Wheres My Droid.
    I was also impressed that Android Lost allows me to use it on my Android tablets. Most apps I came across only allowed me to trigger a sound by sending a SMS message only. I was able to communicate and initiate commands to those devices using Android Lost's website.
    So far I'm thinking of keeping Android Lost, but I'm open to suggestions for apps that may be better.
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    Ceberus anti-theft and plan B are excellent options.

    Ceberus can even take a picture of the person operating your phone. Plan B allows you to install it and locate phone after you've lost it, haven't tried this feature yet but it does sound like an option for the last resort.
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    I personally like Android Lost. It can takes pictures, GPS location, make a loud alarm, Lock your phone with a new passcode on the fly, wipe it, and so much more.
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    I was using Where's My Droid, but I found that it is really slow locating my phone. And also randomly it would stop working. Also I didn't like that it doesn't have its own map and have to click to go to google map. I have switched to Lookout app for 3 months now and it was working really great. I like that it will notify me the last location of the phone when the battery dies. I just use the free app and didn't really need any of the premium features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rankar7 View Post
    Ceberus anti-theft and plan B are excellent options.

    Ceberus can even take a picture of the person operating your phone. Plan B allows you to install it and locate phone after you've lost it, haven't tried this feature yet but it does sound like an option for the last resort.
    I'm not to fund of the Plan B app because it was unable to locate one of my older Android phones. I was able to use the kickstart app from Android Lost to find it. It's rating isn't has high as the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostchild View Post
    I was using Where's My Droid, but I found that it is really slow locating my phone. And also randomly it would stop working. Also I didn't like that it doesn't have its own map and have to click to go to google map. I have switched to Lookout app for 3 months now and it was working really great. I like that it will notify me the last location of the phone when the battery dies. I just use the free app and didn't really need any of the premium features.
    Glad to hear it wasn't just me. I also noticed Wheres My Droid was rather slow locating my device.
    I like the web layout of Look.com for the Lookout app. My only gripe is the features. Are you able to sound an alarm and take photos like some of the other apps? I couldn't find it. Perhaps I'm overlooking it.

    Edit: I found the alarm and camera feature for the Lookout app. The alarm is defaulted to 60 seconds, and doesn't seem to have a way of customizing the length. The time of the alarm can be changed in Android Lost. I was also able to get it to take a photo for the Lookout app, but the instructions said the person had to enter the password incorrectly 3 times before it snapped a photo.
    If someone is familiar with the Lookout app, then they would know this because the lock screen displays "This device is protected by Lookout". Therefore, they probably would not attempt to enter the password more than 3 times. Some of the other apps have a generic lockscreen, therefore the person would not know what security app is installed and how to stay clear of certain pitfalls.
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    Default Re: Best "Find My Phone App" for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    Why would you use a separate app when your phone has that very function already built in? Just register your Samsung account (which, in most cases, you've already done) and you can track your phone, lock it, make it ring loudly no matter what the sound setting is, send a message and lock the screen, wipe it even if the phone's off (it'll somehow send the instruction after it's been re-powered); all from the Samsung webpage.
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    I installed Android lost on my phone and then decided I don't want it and now can't get it to uninstall.

    Sent thru cyber space by my Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by PittiesRule View Post
    I installed Android lost on my phone and then decided I don't want it and now can't get it to uninstall.

    Sent thru cyber space by my Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    Went to the website and figured it out. I have to admit that it's quite clever how they have it setup.

    Sent thru cyber space by my Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpookDroid View Post
    Why would you use a separate app when your phone has that very function already built in? Just register your Samsung account (which, in most cases, you've already done) and you can track your phone, lock it, make it ring loudly no matter what the sound setting is, send a message and lock the screen, wipe it even if the phone's off (it'll somehow send the instruction after it's been re-powered); all from the Samsung webpage.
    very cool. so i went onto the samsung site, registered, etc. but couldn't find this anywhere. do you have a direct link you can post (or show the menu tree)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpookDroid View Post
    Why would you use a separate app when your phone has that very function already built in? Just register your Samsung account (which, in most cases, you've already done) and you can track your phone, lock it, make it ring loudly no matter what the sound setting is, send a message and lock the screen, wipe it even if the phone's off (it'll somehow send the instruction after it's been re-powered); all from the Samsung webpage.
    A link would be nice. I registered my phone several months ago, and I'm on the Samsung website now. I can't find anything about a recovery feature. If they do have it, they sure aren't doing a good job of advertising it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpookDroid View Post
    Why would you use a separate app when your phone has that very function already built in? Just register your Samsung account (which, in most cases, you've already done) and you can track your phone, lock it, make it ring loudly no matter what the sound setting is, send a message and lock the screen, wipe it even if the phone's off (it'll somehow send the instruction after it's been re-powered); all from the Samsung webpage.
    Yes please do provide a link, I am registered with Samsung and was on their site and can't find anything that you speak of.
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    Default Re: Best "Find My Phone App" for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    hey guys.... wasnt me that commented, but I have the link....

    Find my mobile | Samsung Content & Services

    some useful stuff in the samsung site once you register
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    Default Re: Best "Find My Phone App" for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    I logged into the Samsung Find My Phone site Find my mobile | Samsung Content & Services and noticed that the Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2 I have activated on my Verizon account aren't listed. The only device is the Galaxy Tab 10.1 I purchased nearly 2 years ago. I was trying to find a way to add those devices, so I went to samsung.com and noticed that I was already logged in. When I went to my account settings, all 3 devices were listed for the main Samsung account but not for the findmymobile site.
    After doing a search online, most people are saying that the American cell phone versions aren't supported. Since I purchased the Asurion insurance, I decided to visit their website. https://www.mymobilerecovery.com Asurion has their own version of the recovery site and app. I wonder if the US Carriers blocked the Samsung version to force us to use the Asurion verison? The Asurion website is https://www.mymobilerecovery.com, and their link to the PlayStore app is https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cmVjb3ZlcnkiXQ..

    I will most likely stick to using Android Lost because it has way more features than the Asurion version. The Asurion version can sound an alarm, locate phone, lock phone, erase contacts, and file a claim. No camera functionality, or any of the other features other 3rd party apps provide. The Samsung version for my Tab 10.1 isn't all that either. It has track my mobile, lock my mobile, ring my mobile, and wipe my mobile. That's about it.
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    TrustGO Security, perhaps.
    Also scans malicious apps.


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    It's not the site's problem or American versions not being supported, you have to activate it. Go to Settings in your phone and make sure that those are active; otherwise it won't work.
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    Default Re: Best "Find My Phone App" for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    I use seek droid

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpookDroid View Post
    It's not the site's problem or American versions not being supported, you have to activate it. Go to Settings in your phone and make sure that those are active; otherwise it won't work.
    I came across a post on one site where someone said to go into Settings > Security to activate it. I went there and the settings are not there.
    If they are on the American version (Verizon), where should I look, because so far I haven't seen them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpookDroid View Post
    It's not the site's problem or American versions not being supported, you have to activate it. Go to Settings in your phone and make sure that those are active; otherwise it won't work.
    I'm not sure about the other American carriers, but it's been removed from the Verizon version.
    I came across a video of someone showing how to enable the Remote Control settings.
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=kjbFu...%3DkjbFuer1ezo

    In the screen shot I've provided from my device, the Remote Control settings have been removed.

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    I'm s Verizon subscriber and think they are really starting to **** me off. For what reason would they remove that?

    Sent thru cyberspace by my Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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    so that you have to use their own software... or just plain stupid, I don't really know if Verizon offers a security suite.
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    Not there on Sprint either. The Samsung site says it supports the following models:

    GT-N7100, GT-N7100T, GT-N7102, GT-N7105, GT-N7105T, GT-N7108, SC-02E, SCH-N719, SGH-I317M, SHV-E250K, SHV-E250L, SHV-E250S

    Sprint, of course, is SPH-L900
    Pilot - Visor - Moto - Treo 300 - Treo 650 - Treo 755 - Pre - Evo - Evo 4g LTE - NOTE 2
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    On the Asurion website, it has all of the major US Carriers listed for using their phone location software.
    Not sure if they rejected Samsung's version in an attempt to use Asurion, or if Samsung decided not to support US devices.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
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    This has carriers' names written aaaall over it. Samsung couldn't care less which model you track, it is, after all, their own hardware, they know how to do it. BUT, in the US, Carriers always have a way of doing things their way, so they're the ones that restrict stuff and end up having multiple models of the very same phone.
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    Default Re: Best "Find My Phone App" for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    odd it has issues working in some sites. i just logged into my acc & its all fine.
    I was able to select either of my devices, galaxy note 2 & galaxy note 10.1 & it located both no problem. appears to working all fine for me.
    im not in the US though, but i dont get why it wouldnt work in the US.
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