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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Foxspeed, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Well-Known Member
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    Hi all,

    Well today my son has lost his G1 so I was wondering if there's any good apps out there for locating lost phones. I have a Desire and would like an app for that.
    I used to run GPS Tracker but that doesn't appear to be working which is a shame because I put it on my son's phone a long time ago!

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. blade38

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    I use Lookout, but im sure it would have needed to have been installed on your sons phone first for you to find it.:(
     
  3. Foxspeed

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    Thanks for that.
    Yes, I had GPS Tracker installed on his phone as well as my Desire but it doesn't work now. I have uninstalled and created a new account, set it up on mine and still doesn't appear to work, it just states "No data is available for this device"
     
  4. SUroot

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    I like wavesecure.

    Pricey but well worth the money
     
  5. Foxspeed

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    OK so I have downloaded and installed Lookuot and all seems good after trying, but I already had my GPS activated. Do I take it that if GPS wasn't on that it automatically switches it on?
    I don't like to leave it on due to battery conservation.
     
  6. SUroot

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    GPS only uses battery if it is flashing in your status bar. As in, if an app is using it. Otherwise it remains dormant using 0 power.
     
  7. blade38

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    I don't think lookout can turn on the GPS, but i have found mine with just mobile data on.
     
  8. Clint3200

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    For future phones consider using Tasker.

    There is a profile that can be used where if you text a password to the phone, it turns on GPS then emails a Google map link to its location.

    That alone is worth the price of the app to me.
     
  9. Foxspeed

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    Thanks all.
     
  10. Foxspeed

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    I never knew that, thanks.
     
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