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Lookout Security on phone: what do people think?

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  1. Mike777

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    Hi all

    Just seen this on BBC click.........

    Do people think it worth installing ? I like the security functions and tracking and tracing a lost phone !

    Regards

    Mike
     

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    I have it and I've been quite happy with it. I suppose the real test of the features only occurs if something happens to the phone, which thankfully I've not had to test yet.
     
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    Hi Snowmobile

    Thanks for the quick reply.......

    Any view on battery and do you have to have GPS enabled all the time ?

    Regards

    Mike
     
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    Having the app and GPS running all the time WILL put a major hit on battery life. AFAIK, you pay a yearly subscription for the remote wipe facility too...if you want it.
     
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    I got lookout installed on mine, i also have wifi running all the time along with gps & mobile internet.
    I can't say i have seen any nit major or minor in battery life.
     
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    Tried it out for a few hours and my battery dropped probably twice as fast as usual. Tis weird how some of these apps affect people differently.
     
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    Button Moon
    this is true, it is the same with battery life as well some people get considerably longer than others
     
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    The gps only would be active if requested by the app. I've not had any major drain on battery life with the app running in the background.

    I wasn't aware that it offered a remote wipe option. Are you sure you're not thinking of wavesecure?
     
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    I may be confusing them, yes. Lol
     
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    Yep, people mistakenly think its on all the time.
     
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    Oh................. I can not find the Nuke option in Lookout ?

    Mike
     
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    Ignore any mention of remote wipe. That was me and my alzheimers.
     
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    Surely any theif will simply turn the phone off?
     
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    But then if you have set your phone up to request a sim pin & your phone up for a lock pin or pattern or even a password then all a thief will get is a paper weight.
     
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    at least it's a good looking one! :p
     
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    Hi all

    So downloaded and ok but when I tried to location phone the piont on the map was about 450 metres away !

    Not so good when trying to locate a lost phone in the woods !

    Is this right or I am doing something wrong ?

    Regards

    Mike
     
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    Maybe your not using GPS but operator's cell site towers to get the location - they aren't very accurate, check if GPS is enabled and try again.

    Kezz
     
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    Ah.........just changed and lacation in spot on.

    However does that mean that I always need GPS enabled (as it's a drain on the battery) just in case I lose my phone ?

    Any thing that can be done via PC to switch the GPS on ?

    Regards

    Mike
     
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    Having the GPS on doesn't drain the battery. Using the GPS drains the battery, but having it switched on doesn't mean it's constantly connected.
     
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    Many thanks making sense now

    Regards

    mike
     
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