[clug] Stolen Laptop/Phone Tracking Software

Lana Brindley mail at lanabrindley.com
Tue Dec 15 06:00:05 UTC 2015

Where's My Droid is awesome, even at the free tier: http://wheresmydroid.com/index.html

If you have a Garmin smartwatch (the Vivosmart or Vivosmart HR), the find feature on that is quite neat, too. I assume other smartwatches have a similar feature.

One gotcha is to make sure your phone doesn't have a battery-saving mode that means it turns off services when it's asleep, though. It means when your phone goes missing that whatever location system you're using (Where's My Droid and the Android/Google device location services) won't be able to wake up the phone to make it ring. Learned that one the hard way.


On 15/12/15 15:46, Andrew Janke wrote:
> OS (of phone)?
> I find the google "Device Manager" app sufficient for my needs on
> Android devices. Not
> quite all the features of what you've linked to, but most.
> Have used it from time to time to wipe a phone with a smashed screen
> that still turns on but won't accept input.
> a
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 9:35 PM, Jeff NotTelling <smee.heee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> G'Day List,
>> Anyone have any recommendations of software to setup on laptop or phone
>> that would help locate it in the even it was stolen?
>> I have been looking at Prey [1] but wondered if anyone on list has used
>> this or any other software.
>> [1] https://preyproject.com
>> Cheers,
>> Jeff.
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Lana Brindley

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