Android: How to tell who has been messing with your smartphone
Anti Theft Alarm
Get Anti Theft Alarm from the Google Play store. The application is free, without any functionality limitations, and supported by advertisements.
Launch the app and adjust its settings to your needs. Make sure you set the sensitivity threshold to a usable level - sensitivity may vary between devices so give it a test prior to using the application.
Choose a PIN or pattern that will stop the alarm once it is triggered. If none is specified, the alarm can be turned off with the press of a button.
We'd also recommend setting a siren delay after the alarm is triggered. That gives you a few seconds to input the PIN or password without sounding off the alarm.
Press "Activate Alarm" and leave your Android smartphone or tablet on a surface where it won't be affected by any vibrations. Sooner or later, the culprit will trigger the alarm and have no way of stopping it.
Clipboard Ninja logs everything you type except passwords.
A logged string of text is timestamped so you know exactly when it was typed.
You can filter logged text by application. For example, you can view only Google searches, only IMs sent through a given client, or only the outgoing text messages even if they have been deleted from your outbox.
The database of logged text can be protected with a pattern so that prying eyes can't see it.
GotYa! can send the location of your device to your email address, along with the photo of whoever tried to use it.
You can trigger certain actions by sending a specific text message to your missing smartphone.
Captured photos are stored on the device inside a folder that isn't so easy to find. However, you can easily view them from the app itself, along with the time when they were taken.
You can prevent others from changing the app's settings with a password. You can also pick the events, which trigger the front-facing camera to capture a photo.
3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Cerberus anti theft is the best anti theft app, if a thief stole my phone well they're pretty much in trouble
4. robieNL (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Feb 2013)
Second that! Cerberus app tracks your phone, takes a picture (even with the back camera if you want to), and much more! And just costs $3 for a lifetime license
10. mrmessma (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
I second this. I feel I should try others, but can't think of anything androidlost cannot do.
6. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
I use SeekDroid and Kaspersky phone/tablet security. The last one takes pictures too. First one is awesome for tracking.
9. GAZ082 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)
That cutey is trying to steal a Motorola one. Cant find the model, but it was designed for seniors. Big numbers, nothing but call, contacts and sms, monochrome.
8. reindeer_nation (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
anyone know what model that phone is? The one the cat's holding. Looks stylish.