Tips to protect your smartphone against loss & theft

Tips to protect your smartphone against loss & theft
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We know that there are many users out there who are kind of paranoid when it comes to their precious smartphone. And this is quite understandable, really - with smartphones managing more and more aspects of our daily grind, losing your smart fella might cause you quite a lot of trouble. It actually turns out that Americans have lost about $30 billion worth of cell phones in 2011 alone, according to USA Today. Meanwhile, the well-known security company Lookout has come up with its own survey, according to which a number of areas in the States, including Atlanta; Fort Worth, Texas; Philadelphia; Long Beach, California and Chicago have each parted ways with about $50 million worth of phones in 2011, due to loss or theft. That sounds like an awful lot of money to us, and since we don't want your hard-earned cash to go to waste, here's a short list of measures that should help you keep your smartphone safe:

1. Install an app that will let you remotely locate, lock and wipe your device.

2. Consider some kind of external customization (like using a case, or engraving your name) that will allow you to easily recognize your handset among other lost/stolen phones.

3. Keep a really close eye on your smartphone when you're traveling... especially if you're using charging stations or around conveyor belts.

4. Purchase a mobile gadget insurance policy in order to ensure that you'll get a replacement phone overnight, should you lose your handset. You can insure your phone with Protect Your Bubble not only against loss and theft, but also liquid damage, mechanical malfunctioning or a cracked screen. This comprehensive coverage will cost you only $7.99 a month, and can be set up in just a few minutes.

Well, folks, let us hear your feedback - are you paranoid about the safety of your smartphone?




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10 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Just be alert and careful. Price:Free.

2. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

agreed!

4. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

any app suggestions just in case it happens? lol

5. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I use SeekDroid for Android OS. Best investment ever. It can force GPS on and track, remote lock & wipe, alarm phone with message and much much more.

6. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I use Lookout alongside Motoblur.

11. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I'm with you there. My phone never leaves my side. Even at work, if I'm going to the bathroom, my phone comes with me. At this point it's a habit, but I've not once lost a phone my entire life.

7. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

any man that lose a mobile phone of more than 400$ dont deserve to have one

8. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Why not peopl do steel them. Accidents happen. Your kinda weird about this. It's can be easy to break or lose no matter how carefully you are.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Common sense will take you a long ways...

10. gevvyd

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

I wish they had something that let your phone blow up of stolen!!

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