General Question

ScottyMcGeester's avatar

Is there an app for my android phone where I can track its location using a computer?

Asked by ScottyMcGeester (968 points ) November 24th, 2013

The apps I keep running into are to track other phones using my phone. That’s not what I want to do. What I want to do is download something on my phone so that if it ever gets lost I can go to a site or something and enter the numer or something like that and it will show me approximately where it is at the moment.

I have a DroidDNA

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

7 Answers

ScottyMcGeester's avatar

@jaytkay

So I downloaded Prey and it looks good so far but. . I dunno if you have this because then maybe you don’t know, but I am doing the final activation and it says that activating this app will allow Prey to perform the following operations:

Erase all data without any confirmation
and blah blah blah

But it’s the erase all data part without any confirmation that bothers me. Does that mean that once I agree to activate the app and then later on mark the phone as missing, it will automatically, wihout notification or anything, erase everything back to my factory settings? Because then I wouldn’t quite like that. . .

ScottyMcGeester's avatar

Oh wait nevermind, the other one is MUCH easier

jaytkay's avatar

Prey does not automatically wipe your phone. It locks it.

Android Device Manager is definitely easier. I think Prey has extra functions like taking photos from your lost phone to find who has it.

I think Device Manager is best for most people.

JamesHarrison's avatar

There are number of Android apps, which will helps you to find your lost Android cell phone through PC. Such as Android Device Manager, Android Lost app from Google Play, Wheres My Droid, Plan B, Prey Anti-Theft

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther