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    Default What to do if your phone is stolen?

    Does our n3's have an app like the find my iphone? To remotely locate your phone?

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    Google has one called 'Android Device Manager'. It allows you to ring, lock or wipe your phone remotely.
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    It come pre-installed on 4.4 KitKat, but if you aren't running KitKat, Google released the app on the Play Store recently.
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    I guess I have to turn on GPS 24/7 to make this app work? But does this app only uses gps when you want to ask up the location? Because knowing google there saving as much data as they can..
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    Quote Originally Posted by emiinn View Post
    I guess I have to turn on GPS 24/7 to make this app work? But does this app only uses gps when you want to ask up the location? Because knowing google there saving as much data as they can..
    Which version of Android are you running at the moment?
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    I'm on 4.3
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    Yes you need to have GPS on at all times if you want to locate your phone if it gets lost.
    Once you get 4.4, you can change your location settings to 'Battery saving'.

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    Ok thx, any ideas how to get back google-preferences apk? Doesn't seem to be on my phone anymore and locations are off
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    Also is there a way to get rid off this feature again if I want to?
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    If stolen getting phone back will not work with any app. Are you going into a shady area and retrieving it? I know the cops won't waste time trying to find a single phone. On the other hand if lost these apps are very helpful.

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    Yep. I have no problem going into a shady area. And I have a few "hard, pipe hitting buddies" (to paraphrase Marcellus Wallace) to go with me to get my stuff back if the police can't be bothered.

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    Same here, only I haven't got pipe hitting buddies =D

    Quote Originally Posted by Starfleet Captain View Post
    Yep. I have no problem going into a shady area. And I have a few "hard, pipe hitting buddies" (to paraphrase Marcellus Wallace) to go with me to get my stuff back if the police can't be bothered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfleet Captain View Post
    Yep. I have no problem going into a shady area. And I have a few "hard, pipe hitting buddies" (to paraphrase Marcellus Wallace) to go with me to get my stuff back if the police can't be bothered.

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    Well I am 44 and thought like that many years ago. I was as bad *** as it gets. Now, I would not risk my life over a phone and yes, no matter how bad you are,, it's a risk. Once I became someone's dad that kind of stupid thinking was retired . Insurance for couch change, that's the ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YouTube View Post
    Google has one called 'Android Device Manager'. It allows you to ring, lock or wipe your phone remotely.
    Here:
    It come pre-installed on 4.4 KitKat, but if you aren't running KitKat, Google released the app on the Play Store recently.
    Here:
    You definitely don't need 4.4 to have it. We have 4.3...all notes do and Android Device Manager is installed already. Please see below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emiinn View Post
    I guess I have to turn on GPS 24/7 to make this app work? But does this app only uses gps when you want to ask up the location? Because knowing google there saving as much data as they can..
    The app will work without gps, but the accuracy won't be as good. You can still use the ring, lock, and erase options

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    You definitely don't need 4.4 to have it. We have 4.3...all notes do and Android Device Manager is installed already. Please see below.

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    On a similar note, glad that carriers (finally here in Canada) are allowing stolen/lost devices to be reported and have the IMEI blocked.
    Hopefully this will start to dissuade thefts!
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    buy cerberus, i couldn't explain how important it is to your phone. you can get pictures, voice, videos, location history, call log, sms and send messages to the perp' all remotely.

    edit: will also survive a reset if rooted. don't be one of those who wished they could get their device 🔙

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    Samsung has its own service at

    for registered Samsung users.

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    Here is what to do normally.

    1. Lie down on the floor
    2. Try not to cry
    3. CRY ALOT! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekymcfly View Post
    buy cerberus, i couldn't explain how important it is to your phone. you can get pictures, voice, videos, location history, call log, sms and send messages to the perp' all remotely.

    edit: will also survive a reset if rooted. don't be one of those who wished they could get their device ��

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    Absolutely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZwldcats View Post
    Absolutely!

    This app definitely is the ultimate protection if you're rooted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanley08 View Post
    Here is what to do normally.

    1. Lie down on the floor
    2. Try not to cry
    3. CRY ALOT! :P
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    Default Re: What to do if your phone is stolen?

    Consider Prey. It can work on laptops and other mobile devices you may have. Knock on wood, I haven't had to use it.
    Another app you may already have is Lookout.
    Alot of the antivirus apps will have some kind of function that helps to find lost phones.
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    so my friend lost his sprint galaxy note 2 and we think it may have been factory reset, doe this mean there is no way he will ever get the phone back?
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    Good day, does resetting your phone to factory reset requires account just like an iphone uses apple id? Hope it does sorry for noob question - new to android

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