Lost & found - 5 alternatives to Apple's Find My iPhone service

Lost & found - 5 alternatives to Apple's Find My iPhone service
Apple users are probably well familiar with the Find My iPhone service. It is designed to help you locate and protect your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch if they get lost and stolen (which still happens at an alarming rate). To accomplish this endeavour, FMI has a device locator (finds the item on a map), plays a sound on your device to help you find it, uses Lost Mode to lock and track devices, and lets you remotely erase all your personal information from the device.

As an app/service combo that comes stock with iOS, Find My iPhone goes reaches pretty far and wide, but if you are looking for an alternative (and there's an alternative to everything and anything these days), we have lined up five quality, free applications that you can consider. In addition to covering Find My iPhone's basic functionality, they extend it with special tricks of their own, such as reports, location sharing, photo taking, and back-up facilities. Do check them out, you might find something that's right up your alley!

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3 Comments

1. markdj

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

You completely missed the one that's already preinstalled into every Android phone...

2. alumoyo

Posts: 389; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

The article is for iOS.

3. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Why use a third party one when the built one works fine?

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