Recovering Your Android Phone

plan-b-android-appNobody wants to lose their Android tablet. Here are some steps you can do to recover your Android device :

  1. Keep calm and try to find it nearby.
  2. Install Plan B app.

Why Plan B ?

But when it comes to Android OS, which is the largest smart phone platform in the market today, you don’t have a dedicated ‘find my phone’ feature. So, your only option is to install a mobile security app.

However, we are talking about steps to do after you have lost your smart phone. Hence, the best option for you is to install ‘Plan B’. The application is named aptly as Plan B allows you to install the application remotely to your phone, even after you have lost it.

The steps to install Plan B on your lost phone are given below:

Sign in to your gmail account and go to the play store. Now, install the application from the app store (OTA install).
After clicking install button, you will get a popup box for selecting a device (if you have more than one) and it will start installing on your lost phone.
Once the app is installed, you will get regular emails about the location of the device on your email address.
Many users have reported that the app didn’t start even after remote installation. For this you have another option, just take your friend’s phone and text ‘locate’ and the app will automatically start itself.

You will get an email when the app starts. After this, every 10 minutes you will be emailed the location of the device along with an accuracy rating.

Although there is no guarantee that you will find your phone with this app, many users have found it useful and it is worth a try.

Source: The Droid Guy

While the steps in The Droid Guy is geared towards Android phones, it should also work on Android tablet. The best way will be of course to install android device recovery app before it actually got lost. You can try “locate my droid” or “find my phone” in the Google Play store.

Image Credit : Google Play