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    What is the best phone locator software?

    I've tried a few times to find a good app, and in fact I have installed a couple only to find out they are no good. I have then uninstalled them.

    I list here what I am after (in the event I lose my phone):

    1. Turn the GPS on. Usually I leave the GPS turned off, in order to maximise battery life.
    2. If the GPS can't see the sky, the telephone network is used for location.
    3. Regardless of the current volume settings, the volume is turned up to the maximum, and an alarm sound (or the standard phone ring) is activated.
    4. The app can be activated by SMS or online.
    5. The location can be shown on Google Maps (or equivalent).

    These are must-haves.

    Some security features may be worthwhile, but are not necessary.

    I may not have thought of other possible (worthwhile) features.

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    Have you tried Lookout?



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    No, not yet

    Quote Originally Posted by john test View Post
    Have you tried Lookout?
    I have just had a look in the 'Market' and I see

    Lookout Security & Antivirus

    ISS Lookout

    Plan B (by Lookout Mobile Security)

    DroidDream Cleaner (by Lookout Labs)

    Look out!

    Carrier IQ Detector (by Lookout Labs)

    etc

    Which one do you mean? (app name and originator)

    #I've just had a look at the description of the first one on this list and it looks like the one you mean.



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    Lookout antivirus does antivirus, off site data backup' Stolen phone locator an remotely activated Screamer.


    Last edited by john test; 02-01-2012 at 10:29 PM.

  5. #5
    I do not understand that latest post.

    I have installed 'Lookout Security & Antivirus'. It does the following:

    1. Turn the GPS on. Usually I leave the GPS turned off, in order to maximise battery life. Yes
    2. If the GPS can't see the sky, the telephone network is used for location. Yes
    3. Regardless of the current volume settings, the volume is turned up to the maximum, and an alarm sound (or the standard phone ring) is activated. Yes
    4. The app can be activated by SMS or online. Only online. There is no SMS option.
    5. The location can be shown on Google Maps (or equivalent). Yes

    I will leave this one installed for a while. It looks acceptable. Thank you for your help john test.



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    Try the Screamer, it will help you if it slides under a couch or something.



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    I looked at the market for both 'screamer' and 'the screamer', but I can't see any of the search results that you are obviously talking about. I'll continue to use 'Lookout Security & Antivirus' for the foreseeable future.

    This question has been answered.



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    Lookout antivirus has a Siren function/ Screamer under the "Locate your phone" Tab.
    So on the free version you can scan for malware, Locate your phone on a map, or turn on the Siren/Screamer fso you can find it locally.
    If you upgrade you can lock your phone and wipe the data.



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    have you tried this? https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.rvo.plpro
    it has lots of good feedbacks



  10. #10
    Lookout is the best software...



  11. #11
    really lookout?



  12. #12
    Hi,

    You can opt for the Quick Heal Mobile Security for your Android Phones.

    This enables GPS even when it's Switched Off after sending Trace SMS to the lost phone.

    Regards,
    ASP.



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    I know it's been 8 mos since the post but...To activate via SMS you need to text "locate" (without the quotation marks) to the phone number associated with the lost phone.



  14. #14
    Without the SMS your Phone cannot be located.
    Sending SMS to your number will trace the lost phone.



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