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Anti Theft and Loss Protection Apps for Wireless Handsets

There are a number of apps that can track, locate, lock and/or wipe your wireless device if it gets lost or stolen. As a reminder, we've also posted videos with step-by-step instructions on how to install a password on your wireless device. Here are some examples from a variety of popular operating systems.

Android

App Cost Track/ Locate Lock Wipe Other Features
Android Find Cell Lite Free X
AntiDroidTheft Free X Shows pictures taken from the phone
Avast Mobile Security Free X X X
AVG Antivirus Free Free X X X
Cerberus Antitheft Free X X X
Dr. Web Antivirus Free X X X
HTC Sense Free X X X
Identity Sweeper Free X X X
iHound 3.99/yr X X X Plays alarm
Locked and Found Free X X
Lookout Mobile Security Free or Premium X X (premium) X (premium) Activates loud alarm
Lost Droid Finder Free X
McAfee Wave Secure 19.90/yr. X X X
MobiShield Free X X X
Norton Antivirus Free X X X
Phone Halo Free X
Phone Locator Pro 3.99 X X X Takes pictures remotely
Prey Anti-Theft Free X X
Security Pro 9.99 X
Seek Droid 2.99 X X X Works even without SIM card
Snap Secure Free X X X
Sprint Family Locator Free X
Track and Protect Free X X X
WatchDroidPro 1.98 X X X
Webroot Security Antivirus Free X X X
Where's My Droid? Free X Sounds alert alarm
Xtra Sec Phone Locator Free X X X
Zerase 3.99 X X X
Zoner Antivirus Free X

BlackBerry

App Cost Track/ Locate Lock Wipe Other Features
Anti-theft Security Free X X X
BlackBerry Protect Free X X X
Easy Locator 2.99 X
e-GPS 1.99 X X
iGuard Free X X X
McAfee Mobile Security X X X
MicroLTMS 1.99 X
Mobi Guard 14.99 X X
Mobile Locate Free X X (AT&T only)
Mobile Security Free to subscribers or 3.99/mo. X X X (T-Mobile only)
Recovery Cop Free X
Smart Lock and Wipe .99 X X X
Snap Secure 49.99/yr X X X
Total Equipment Protection Free X X X

iOS (Apple)

App Cost Track/ Locate Lock Wipe Other Features
Alarm Lock 2.99 X X
Cell Phone Tracker .99 X
Device Locator 4.99 X X
Device Tracker 1.99 X
Find My iPhone Free X X X Sends message to phone, sounds alert alarm
Find My Phone 4.99 X
Follow Mee GPS Tracker 3.99 X
FoneHome 1.99 X
GadgetTrak 3.99 X X
Google Latitude Free X
GPS Thief Tracker .99 X
iHound 3.99/yr X X X
iTracker .99 X
Locate My Phone Free X
Locked and Found Free X X X
Mobile Locate Free X Only available for AT&T
Navizon Free X
PleaseFindMyPhone 4.99 X
Phone Trace 4.99 X
Phone Tracker for iPhone Free X
TrackMe FindMe 4.99 X
Stolen Phone Tracker .99 X

Symbian

App Cost Track/ Locate Lock Wipe Other Features
F-Secure Antitheft Free X X X
PhoneBak Antitheft 9.90 X X X
Phone Guardian Free X X X

Windows Phone

App Cost Track/ Locate Lock Wipe Other Features
Family Tracker 2.99 X
Find My Phone Free X X X

*Mobile Spy: 49.97/year, tracks location. Works on iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Symbian and Android systems.

5 Responses to “Anti Theft and Loss Protection Apps for Wireless Handsets” Leave a reply ›

  • avatar

    Thanks for the list, but i think the best app is the Find iPhone, so if someone steals your iphone i can track them down by gps.

    But for my blackberry i never got an app, so now i have a list to test

  • avatar

    Geeez.. Makes me feel like Nokia E7 and such the like are nowhere on the radar to be included on these kinds of lists even though it costs more than most of the ones listed. What about US??

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