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Lost phones

Two things are a must for your smart phones.

  1. Password protect it
  2. Put a contact number on your Lock Screen.  Like “If found, please call 973-555-4545”

This way if a Good Samaritan finds your phone they can contact you so you can get it back.


In the Apple world,   remember to back-up to your iCloud and turn on the locate feature in your settings.

How to turn on Find My iPhone for your iPhone or iPad
  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on iCloud.
  3. Tap on Find My iPhone.
  4. Tap the switch next to Find My iPhone.

Everything you need to know about Find my iPhone | iMore

For Android,  go to the Play Store and get

Find your lost Android device with Google’s Find My Device – CNET

May 17, 2017 – On older devices you can go to the Google Settings app, and then tap on Android Device Manager. To enable remote data wipe, tap on the box next to “Allow remote factory reset,” then tap Activate. Should your phone ever go missing, you can track its location and remotely lock or erase it.