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How To Protect Your Cell Phone From Loss and Theft

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It's an awful feeling, losing a cell phone. Not only are you out of contact, not only do you lose all your data and have to ask everyone for their phone numbers again, but cell phones can be expensive these days! Here are a few tips to prevent your phone from being lost or stolen, and how to recover it if it is.

 
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Step 1: Don't Leave It Lying Around!

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Are you someone who likes to have their cell phone handy at all times? Keeping it in your pocket or purse is fine, but if you sit down at a table or in a bar, setting your phone down on the table can set you up to forget it later. Keep your phone on your person at all times.

 

 

If you’re someone who doesn’t need it with you all the time, you might want to consider leaving it in the car if you’re going into a bar or sporting event, or other place where it could be easily lost or stolen. If you do leave it in the car, be sure to keep it somewhere out of sight, like in the glove compartment. If a thief sees a $500 smartphone sitting in plain view, you might end up losing a cell phone and having to pay for a broken window!

rlavanya2 months ago

I got lost my android mobile http://

hangoverstudios.com/mobileantitheft/ good app.i can trank the location and get it.

it is good application for mobile safety.

shtihl2 years ago
i the iPhone, if you are running iOS 4, you can track your iPhone for free and even remote wipe and lock
[corosive]3 years ago
AMAZING, MAN! I'M GETTING A CELL PHONE EVENTUALLY, AND I F I GET AN ANDROID PHONE, I AM TOTALLY DOWNLOADING ITAG. THANKS AGAIN!!!
DIY Dave4 years ago
Great instructable. I was just wondering, is there a website like iTag for non-smartphones?
andyschwander (author)  DIY Dave4 years ago
Unfortunately, the phone would have to have GPS, so probably not...but, you can use www.wheresmycellphone.com/ to make your phone ring if you lose it, so you can at least determine whether it's in your house or not. I believe some carriers will back up your contact for you no matter what kind of phone you have...for a price, of course.

But in terms of being able to locate the phone precisely, it does have to be GPS-enabled, which most if not all non-smartphones aren't.
Thanks