“Where’s My ‘droid” is an Android app designed to help you find your lost phone. Simple explanation, simple function, powerful app! Six million users and over 30,000 Likes on Facebook can’t be wrong, right?
This neat little gem is worth the space on your phone and the time and trouble to set it up right, though I found setting it up was no trouble at all for yours truly. If I can set it up, so can you!
What sold me on this particular app was the solution to the past, obvious hurdle of clever users calling their phone to find it, only to remember they had turned the ringer off! This app WILL TURN THE RINGER BACK ON. How smart and cool is that?!?
The opening paragraph on the ‘site declares, “When you lose your phone while the ringer is turned off it can be impossible to find it. Where’s My Droid fixes that problem. After texting your phone a custom attention word the app turns the ringer volume up and makes your phone ring. It’s also possible to get the GPS location of your phone in latitude and longitude and a link to Google maps.”
Among the features listed are:
- Find phone by making it ring/vibrate
- Find phone using GPS location
- Text or email your attention word
- Passcode protection to prevent unauthorized app changes
- Notification of changed SIM card or phone number (BETA)
The Pro version also has a “remote wipe” function that will send the Hari Kari command of death upon your instruction, permanently wiping out all information in case your phone falls into the hands of evil doers.
The website is full of support features – instructions, video tutorials, troubleshooting, an FAQ page and an explanation of why the app needs permission to do certain things on your system.
If you have a ‘droid and no way to find it, do yourself a favor and install this wonderful application before you lose your phone and regret you didn’t have it.
- Android 1.6 or better
- 2.65mg of free space