1. Pearl Shi's Avatar
    If I lost my galaxy s3, and I made a samsung account and turned on the alert sim change and locate phone settings. . .
    Please answer any that you can! Thank you so much!
    1. Can I track it if the phone is off?
    2. What if the person hard resets the phone, do I still have a chance at tracking my phone?
    3. How long should I look for it before I give up?
    4. If someone buys a sim card from verizon or any carrier and does not physically bring the phone to the store but buys a sim card, will they be able to use my phone?
    5. If I report the phone missing to the police, what are the chances they will be able to find it?

    Thanks so much!
    02-26-2013 11:00 PM
  2. badbrad17's Avatar
    If I lost my galaxy s3, and I made a samsung account and turned on the alert sim change and locate phone settings. . .
    Please answer any that you can! Thank you so much!
    1. Can I track it if the phone is off?
    2. What if the person hard resets the phone, do I still have a chance at tracking my phone?
    3. How long should I look for it before I give up?
    4. If someone buys a sim card from verizon or any carrier and does not physically bring the phone to the store but buys a sim card, will they be able to use my phone?
    5. If I report the phone missing to the police, what are the chances they will be able to find it?

    Thanks so much!
    You may want to try remote installing Android lost from play.google.com on your desktop computer. Login with your Gmail account you used on your phone then install it. You can do a lot of things with it. If you are rooted you have a few more options but you can locate it fast a lot of the time.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    02-26-2013 11:24 PM
  3. Clark Anderson's Avatar
    It is a pity you have lost it.
    I wish you find it.
    02-27-2013 07:21 AM
  4. djroughhouse's Avatar
    Remotely installed "Android Lost" from website version of Google Play. Thank you for this tip, I left my phone in a department store and was able to track its approx. location after I had already arrived home.

    Saved me a good $600. Thanks.
    04-06-2013 03:49 PM
  5. wildmangk's Avatar
    Remotely installed "Android Lost" from website version of Google Play. Thank you for this tip, I left my phone in a department store and was able to track its approx. location after I had already arrived home.

    Saved me a good $600. Thanks.
    Did you find it??

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    04-06-2013 03:57 PM
  6. krishnan venu's Avatar
    My name is Venu krishnan
    I lose my mobile samsung galaxy S3 the mornig 01/05/2013. 6.45am
    05-01-2013 04:03 AM
  7. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I'm sorry for your loss, krishnan. Welcome to A|C. Are you asking for something from the forum members?
    05-01-2013 12:07 PM
  8. byoonn's Avatar
    Is there anyway I can track my s3 without having the gps on? i lost or got my phone stolen and can't seem to find it.
    05-12-2013 04:39 PM
  9. Mick1987's Avatar
    did this androidlost work? did you find it?
    05-13-2013 02:52 AM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    did this androidlost work? did you find it?
    Since he said it saved him $600, I would assume he found it.
    05-13-2013 09:41 AM
  11. Natalie Cheung's Avatar
    This doesn't work if the battery is dead on my phone, right? I lost mine a couple days ago and I was wondering if there's any hope left...?
    05-13-2013 11:40 AM
  12. junglejunkie's Avatar
    If the phone cannot power on, nothing can communicate with the GPS so you would be out of luck.
    05-13-2013 12:21 PM
  13. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Can Android Lost be installed anytime, or just after losing the phone?

    --Tapatalk on SGS3.
    05-14-2013 10:25 AM
  14. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I think it's probably better to install it before you lose your phone.
    six_h likes this.
    05-14-2013 10:39 AM
  15. jonny vegas's Avatar
    If anyone knows a solution for this woman, please contact the CL listing. I don't know her, I just saw this listing on an unrelated website.

    $10,000 reward for stolen cell phone. Begging whoever has it.
    05-17-2013 12:02 PM
  16. AxlMyk's Avatar
    I think it's probably better to install it before you lose your phone.
    You're right. I did, and it's a pretty slick program.

    --Tapatalk on SGS3.
    05-17-2013 08:11 PM
  17. rockyr1's Avatar
    sorry to start a new conversation here in the older thread.

    I lost my Samsung S3 phone couple of days ago. I left it at JFK airport, boarded the flight while my phone was charging. I have informed the Lost and Found services but chances of getting it back is looking really sleek. I am having to consider other options to track it.

    Firstly, i did not have any SIM card on that phone(Since the battery was dead, i was using another phone). Didnt have any tracking Apps installed. SamsungDive was setup but its not working for whatever reason.

    What are the possible ways of tracking it?
    Should i inform the Cellphone provider TMOBO and will they be able to track it with IMEI?
    Will i be able to track it with IMEI?

    Let me know what u think i should do. Thanks in advance.
    06-25-2013 01:11 PM
  18. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Ronald, that's good information for S4 owners to know, but why did you post it in a thread about recovering lost Galaxy S3 phones, in the Galaxy S3 forum?
    08-03-2013 12:28 PM
  19. Debsterhall's Avatar
    Hello,
    I lost my S3 last night in a cab and I was able to track it however today it looks like the cab driver turned it off. It was turned off having 60 percent battery is there any way to turn it on remotely?
    11-06-2013 12:18 PM
  20. AxlMyk's Avatar
    No.
    11-06-2013 12:51 PM
  21. Debsterhall's Avatar
    thank you, worth a shot..
    11-06-2013 01:52 PM
  22. sijogeorge's Avatar
    hi sir lostmy mobile samsung S3 neo ,, mobile inside only net sim ,,how to trace lcation
    12-29-2014 05:34 AM
  23. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Try calling your phone. That's the first step.
    12-30-2014 10:58 AM
  24. Jason Parks42035's Avatar
    Is there anyway I can track my s3 without having the gps on? i lost or got my phone stolen and can't seem to find it.
    01-20-2015 04:38 AM

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