Statistically, most people will not have their smartphone stolen, but for those who will, it is good to know that there is a way to track and find the phone. Apple provides iPhone users with the Find My iPhone tool. What do you do, if you have an Android phone and cannot use the Find My iPhone tool? You are in luck. Android phones have a tracking app as well, and it is considered by some to be superior to the Find My iPhone app.
Plan B is the Android Phone Finding Solution
The app is called Plan B, and it helps Android phone users locate their lost or stolen phones. Some people believe it is superior to Apple’s phone locating app, because you can actually install the app on your phone remotely, even after it is out of your possession.
The Android Market uses a feature called over-the-air installation, which enables you to push the Plan B app to your phone, even after it has been stolen or lost. You simply go to the Android Market website to grab the app and send it to your phone. Once the app is remotely loaded to your phone, it will begin sending its current location to you through your Gmail account.
How to Enable the Plan B App
- Sign in to your Google account.
- Go to the Android Market website. Navigate to the app. Click the Install button.
- A dialogue will open, which asks you to confirm the device to send the app to. Confirm and install.
After that Plan B will download to your phone and begin emailing you the phone’s location.
By using the Plan B app, it is very easy to locate your stolen Android phone. The great thing about the Plan B app is that it can be installed on your phone, even after it is no longer in your possession.