12-23-2013 11:52 AM
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  1. emiinn's Avatar
    Does our n3's have an app like the find my iphone? To remotely locate your phone?

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-14-2013 04:41 AM
  2. EviI's Avatar
    Google has one called 'Android Device Manager'. It allows you to ring, lock or wipe your phone remotely.
    Here: https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
    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: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.apps.adm
    12-14-2013 04:43 AM
  3. emiinn's Avatar
    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..
    12-14-2013 05:13 AM
  4. EviI's Avatar
    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?
    12-14-2013 05:17 AM
  5. emiinn's Avatar
    I'm on 4.3
    12-14-2013 05:21 AM
  6. EviI's Avatar
    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'.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    12-14-2013 05:23 AM
  7. emiinn's Avatar
    Ok thx, any ideas how to get back google-preferences apk? Doesn't seem to be on my phone anymore and locations are off
    12-14-2013 05:29 AM
  8. emiinn's Avatar
    Also is there a way to get rid off this feature again if I want to?
    12-14-2013 05:40 AM
  9. zmann's Avatar
    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.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
    12-14-2013 07:29 AM
  10. Starfleet Captain's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    12-14-2013 09:51 AM
  11. emiinn's Avatar
    Same here, only I haven't got pipe hitting buddies =D

    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Posted via Android Central App
    12-14-2013 10:47 AM
  12. zmann's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    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.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
    12-14-2013 12:50 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Google has one called 'Android Device Manager'. It allows you to ring, lock or wipe your phone remotely.
    Here: https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
    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: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.apps.adm
    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.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
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    EviI and randall2580 like this.
    12-14-2013 02:09 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    Attached Thumbnails What to do if your phone is stolen?-uploadfromtaptalk1387049919762.jpg  
    12-14-2013 02:38 PM
  15. EviI's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Sorry, my mistake.
    12-14-2013 03:49 PM
  16. SumthinNew's Avatar
    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!
    12-14-2013 05:15 PM
  17. geekymcfly's Avatar
    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 🔙

    Sent from my SM-N900T using AC Forums mobile app
    blitz118 and AZwldcats like this.
    12-14-2013 06:29 PM
  18. jrisch's Avatar
    Samsung has its own service at
    http://findmymobile.samsung.com
    for registered Samsung users.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
    12-14-2013 06:56 PM
  19. stanley08's Avatar
    Here is what to do normally.

    1. Lie down on the floor
    2. Try not to cry
    3. CRY ALOT! :P
    12-14-2013 06:58 PM
  20. AZwldcats's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my SM-N900T using AC Forums mobile app

    Absolutely!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.cerberus
    12-14-2013 08:17 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    This app definitely is the ultimate protection if you're rooted.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    geekymcfly likes this.
    12-14-2013 09:06 PM
  22. mrwallyy's Avatar
    Here is what to do normally.

    1. Lie down on the floor
    2. Try not to cry
    3. CRY ALOT! :P
    What to do if your phone is stolen?-lol.gif.pagespeed.ce.wjuuttlfdl.jpg
    stanley08 likes this.
    12-14-2013 09:50 PM
  23. boudicca00's Avatar
    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.
    12-15-2013 05:28 AM
  24. lovestosplooge01's Avatar
    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?
    12-15-2013 10:48 AM
  25. Darrel Valencia's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
    12-15-2013 08:25 PM
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