We’ve all been there at one point when we lose or misplace our phone and think I wise i had put a tracking program on so i could find my lost phone. Well now thanks to the maker of android lost you don’t have to, the app works by having only a few requirement need for it to work. One that you have a google account setup which will normally be created when you setup the phone for the first time or purchase items from the store, and two that the phone has an active connection and is hopefully still switched on. If those two factors tick yes then you are ready to safe guard your phone.
Using Android Lost
First, install the app. Open the AndroidLost page on Google Play. Click the Install button and remotely install the app to your lost phone
Next step is to activate the app, assuming it’s lost by now you will need to use another phone to send the activation code. Send a text message with the following content to your lost phone
Your phone’s Google account should now be registered with Android Lost, assuming it’s powered on and has a connection. You can now open the Android Lost website, click the Sign In link, and log in with the Google account you use on your Android phone.
Access the Controls page after logging in with your Google account, and you’ll be able to track and control your phone remotely. You may have to wait a little while before your phone becomes registered. In addition to requesting the phone’s location, you can also activate a loud alarm that will make the phone’s screen flash — particularly useful if you think you’ve misplaced the phone somewhere nearby and need to track it down.
After your phone sends its location back, you can view it and click a link to open it on an interactive Google Maps page.
You may have to wait a little while for the phone to become registered. If you have pushed the app and sent the SMS message and the phone never becomes registered, it’s possible that it’s powered off, has no signal, or — worse — that someone has wiped the phone and you won’t be able to track it because it’s no longer linked to your Google account.
If you’ve lost your phone and never set up a tracking app ahead of time, Android Lost is the best you can do at the moment.