Five Best Phone Recovery Tools

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Five Best Phone Recovery Tools

Losing your phone doesn’t mean you’ll never see it again. Using your phone’s GPS and the right mobile app or service, you can track your lost phone, find out where you left it, and hopefully get it back. Thankfully there are services for all kinds of smartphones that promise to help you find your lost phone. Here’s a look at the top five.

Photo by Kai Hendry.

Hopefully you’ll never need to use one of them, but a few minutes of setup can help you track your phone if the unthinkable happens.

Seek Droid (Android)


Find My iPhone (iOS)


Where’s My Droid (Android)


Prey (Android)


Lookout (Android)


Honorable mentions this week go out to Plan B for Android, which can locate your stolen or lost Android phone without you having to install and set it up beforehand. The app an be push-installed via the Android Market, and once installed it starts sending your phone’s location automatically. Also highly recommended is iLocalis, a location-tracking tool for jailbroken iPhones. iLocalis can make phone calls and send SMS messages from your iPhone even if it’s been stolen, and even if the SIM has been changed.

Did we miss your favourite? Have something to say about one of the contenders? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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