If you’re an owner for an android device, now you can easily find if someone stolen your phone. A powerful application is available for helping you in this way, the name for this android application is Plan B, it is developed by Lookout Labs, and you can turn to Plan B if you’ll install in your Android device this application.
Plan B is a powerful app which is part of Lookout Labs. Plan B for Android helps you to find your missing phone. It is the first and only ‘find my phone’ android application that you can download AFTER you’ve already lost your android phone to find/locate it.
Plan B doesn’t need to have Lookout installed on your smartphone, Plan B don’t replace the Lookout app and is developed to be a one-time use android application. In big lines, it is a backup plan for android users who’s lost their smartphone and wants to find it.
How to use Plan B android app to find stolen phone step by step tutorial:
- First the Plan B app requires access to the Google Play Store website, and you need have a Google account
- Then Install Plan B to the smartphone that you’re trying to find from the following address.
- After you installed Plan B application it will start automatically, and you will send a message with your phone’s location to your Gmail address.
- If you want to locate again after 10 minutes, you can borrow a friend’s smartphone and text the word “locate” to your lost smartphone.
Like I said the plan B requires to have access at the Google Play Store and your Google account, but if you’re an android owner then probably you already have a Google account joined with Google Play Store.
The Plan B application find your stole smartphone using cell towers and GPS system, for some new android smartphones models the plan B can switch GPS on automatically.
Your current location will keep updating for 10 minutes, and you’ll receive an email each time when your smartphone is located, the searching process can start easily by texting “locate” to your number from any other smartphone. For locating your smartphone, the Plan B sends you an SMS text, in this way the standard messages rates apply. For a full protection, immediately when you found your smartphone you can download and install Lookout Mobile Security.