4 Free Apps To Find, Spy And Track Stolen Android Smartphone

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How to get my stolen Samsung, Huawei, LG, Sony, Nexus,and OnePlus smartphone back? There are many apps for tracking stolen devices, here are 7 free apps that do the job of recovering your stolen tablet or phone. My personal favorite is PreyProject. Simply because I can control the device via the web and it works on Microsoft Windows 7, 8, Apple macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and more.

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The features for these apps vary accordingly, based on my own experience, the two must-have features are photo capturing capability via the camera and to get the recent call list or new phone number. Works great on Android 8.0 Oreo / Android 9.0 [ Popsicle, Pancakes or Pie ] smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy, Huawei Mate, Oppo, Vivo, XiaoMi, Nokia, and also Apple’s iOS iPhone.

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WARNING! Spying on your enemies, spouse, husband, wife, gf, bf or anyone using installing these app without their knowledge is against the law. Avoid breaking the law, if there is anything, discuss with your other half.

1. Prey Anti-Theft

Prey is a very powerful anti-theft app for most devices, including iOS, Windows, Android and more. The basic version is more than enough for the average joe like us. To track your stolen device, you’ll have to SMS the word “GO PREY” or log into the control panel and mark the device as missing. Once this is done, you are presented with a variety of features such as lock down, capture photo, GPS location and more. The Pro version is more towards corporate, it doesn’t have the 3 maximum device limitation. The Pro version can track up to 500 devices, with faster intervals, push automatic updates and more. Once you log into Prey you can do the following:

  • Find your phone on a map through geolocation using both GPS and WiFi triangulation
  • Take pictures using the built-in front and back camera
  • Lock your device from any unwanted intruder
  • Trigger a loud alarm remotely even if your phone is put on silent
  • Display a tailored alert message on the screen
  • Gather the network information that your device is connected to (for accurate pinpointing)
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2. Where’s My Droid

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Where’s My Droid is one of the best apps for android, it comes with more features and it is easier than ever to track down your missing phone or device via GPS. The basic features are free, however, for more features you will have to upgrade to the pro version. The pro version has the ability to snap a photo via the device camera and email it to you. Application Features:

  • Find phone by making it ring/vibrate
  • Find phone using GPS location
  • Text your attention word
  • Passcode protection to prevent unauthorized app changes
  • Notification of changed SIM card or phone number

Extra Features In Pro:

  • Take pictures with the devices camera
  • Remotely lock device
  • Remotely wipe SD card and phone data
  • Use a landline to activate the app

3. AVG AntiVirus

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Unless you jailbreak your device, I do not see a point installing AVG Antivirus with a tracking device. It will drain the battery life for no reason. Anyway, AVG Antivirus comes with the ability to track your stolen smartphone via Google Maps, lock the smartphone and more. Use AVG’s remote management console or text messages (SMS) to:

  • Locate your lost or stolen phone and get help finding it via Google Maps™
  • Lock your phone and set a lock screen message to help the locator find you
  • Make your phone ring (shout) even if it is on silent mode
  • Wipe your phone and SD card content
  • Camera Trap [14 day trial]: discreetly emails you a photo of anyone who enters 3 wrong passwords when trying to unlock your phone
  • SIM Lock [14 day trial]: automatically locks your phone whenever someone replaces your SIM card

4. Avast! Mobile Security

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Another great antivirus software company producing great apps, Avast! Mobile Security’s anti-theft feature is part of the mobile security package. It can only be remotely controlled via SMS or via the web. The best free cell phone tracker on the market. If you’re thinking “How can I find my Android?” you can use its cell phone locator features to find it, control it remotely, and much more.

  • Control your Android remotely via a web-based interface or SMS (to later control your phone remotely, go to: http://my.avast.com).
  • Locate your phone on a map.
  • Lock device, activate siren, or wipe memory to keep your private data safe.
  • Get notification of a SIM card change.
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5. Plan B [ Lookout Security & Antivirus ]

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[ Discontinued ] Plan B by Lookout Labs is a basic tracking app for your Android devices. It uses the GPS signal to track the device and send the location via email, in the absence of a data connection, the software will send its location via SMS.

6. Android Lost Free

[ Discontinued ] Android Lost Free is another really good app, apart from the usual GPS tracking feature, it comes with many core features found in other paid apps, such as remote wipe the SD card, retrieve the thief’s call list, snap photos via the front and rear camera and more. Features:

  • Read sent and received SMS messages
  • Wipe / lock phone
  • Locate by GPS or network
  • Start alarm with flashing screen
  • Send SMS or popup messages from web page
  • Forward calls
  • Remote SMS control
  • Get call list
  • Take picture with front and back camera

7. AntiDroidTheft

[ Discontinued ] AntiDroidTheft is a really simple anti-theft app, it tracks the stolen device via GPS. Just like all the other apps, if the app detects there is a new SIM card, it will take a photo via the camera and send it to your web account. Its features include:

  • View position of phone using GPS
  • Track changes to SIM card / phone numbers
  • Spy camera, view pictures taken from phone’s camera.


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    I was introduced to cyberghost because i really wanted to know what my husband has been up to lately as I seem not to be getting his attention. Joe was able to hack into my husband’s Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram and above all gave me full access to his mobile phone remotely and emails. I couldn’t help but to introduce him to those who have their spouse cheating on them and want to spy on them. joe will help you out with any hack related issues.

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        Karen Geremia [ Reply ]

        I want to access my bf phone for msgs, , photos, location, call history etc…
        Can you help me?

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          Jessica [ Reply ]

          How do I get in contact with joe

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            Angel Mitchell

            I would love to be able to do this. I really need this. Please help!

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          Mr rajan [ Reply ]

          I can help you

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            I need to hack my gf phone

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            Help me?
            How?… i not sure how this site and commenting and whos talking to who here sorry.

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      Nuel fisher [ Reply ]

      Yes, Bryan can do it .

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        My phone is stolen can you help me track it using it IMEI number

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    rachel [ Reply ]

    Joe my name is Rachel I have apparently been being seriously spied upon within or from my cell phones messaging voicemails Facebook emails anything u could imagine and I’m not at all hip on all this computer apps and hacking ability of today’s world plz help me stop this annoying problem

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      Sherie [ Reply ]

      Download Bitdefender it will sort everything for you.

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    Kim Mustard [ Reply ]

    if you need hacking into a cheating spouse phone, email, facebook, etc.. You really need these

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      Hi I lost my phone but I know the imei is there anyway I can get a location of it

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    Kipkurui Tonui William [ Reply ]

    *Its possible!

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    If your spouse is cheating on you through the internet, tell them the truth. You want to see whats on they’re phone and tell them why. There’s a such thing as trustworthy relationships. These apps are designed to help you find your lost phone. Not secretly spy on your other half. If someones doing something in secret in a relationship, they do not value it. Whether its secretly spying or secretly cheating. Both can end a relationship. You dont need a secret spy app. You just need courage to confront them on it. If you dont have that courage then you wont have the courage to handle the situation when they find out youve been secretly spying on them.

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      joseph [ Reply ]

      plz I need the app to spy on my spouse free app please thanks.

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    I live in an area where mobile phones are stolen and the thieves are clever enough to reset/ format the phone before they use. In my experience, this deletes everything in the phone (including installed apps).
    My question now is, which app can track a stolen phone even after resetting or flashing the phone ROM?

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      Ngan Tengyuen [ Reply ]

      if you sign up with Google’s Android Device Manager or Apple Find My iPhone, you can remotely disable and erase the smartphone, these services uses the smartphone IMEI to track the smartphone.

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        Thompson [ Reply ]

        If the phone is formatted or flashed android Device manager becomes useless.

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        Heather Hodge [ Reply ]

        This is not the case actually!! i had loads of anti theft apps on my phone, yet whoever stole it was smart enough to make sure i couldn’t track it. All i wanted was my info off the phone but couldn’t even get that! I learned that it can be pointless having all those theft protection apps esp if the thief has experience dealing phones.

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    Anlex7 [ Reply ]

    How to find out if your partner or spouse is cheating on you? How to find out who they talk to when you are not there? How to hack any mobile phone call log, text message, whatsapp etc, hack his email acc and many more? I need help

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    There are a lot of really sick people here. Trust after love is the main ingredient in any relationship. If you do not trust your other half, why are you still together?

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    On the other hand, spying, and harassing someone is against the law and you can be prosecuted for that. These tools are to look for your lost phone and just that.

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      Ngan Tengyuen [ Reply ]

      There are 2 sides to a coin, I believe it is legal to ‘track’ your underage kids. Just like a knife, it can be used for cooking or for killing.

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    Jacob Lawson [ Reply ]

    These apps require internet connection. Free WiFi finder here: instabridge.com

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    Markus Jacob [ Reply ]

    almost all women who think their husband is having an affair will immediately ask to check their smartphone to scroll through texts and incoming or outgoing calls. Do not get fooled if he lets you to check his phone, he ain’t stupid and probably have a secondary sim card or a hidden messaging app. A good friend of mine was also in the same situation so I advised her to talk to an expert, smartphone monitoring that helps you to track every record of the target phone. After contacting this person she found that her partner was cheating on her. So she left him. In my opinion you can also use this hack pro.

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      Hai, my bro mobile is stolen. Can you find it using emi number.

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      Ngan Tengyuen [ Reply ]

      If you did not install these tracking app prior being stolen, you are out of luck. If you use an iPhone, you can track and disable it via iCloud.

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        David Brinkerhoff [ Reply ]

        My phone got stolen and I really need it back and if I could confront the pourpatraitor would be a most beneficial perk please help me

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    Jessica [ Reply ]

    Are you suspecting your spouse of cheating and having extra marital affairs?

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    Nikhil Dhariya [ Reply ]

    That’s amazing.I was confused about the software to install for keeping my phone safe.But now I would give a try to this software. Thanks for sharing this article with us.

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      Geina Patterson [ Reply ]

      Please, I know my spouse is/has, cheated & not technically savvy & need help or given direction how to uncover truth. Please!!

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      Hi. How likely can google maps be out of accuracy? My mail connected to my and girfriend device. And it showed me a location where she overnight. She swear that she dont kno the adress. Pls advise me

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        Karen Geremia [ Reply ]

        I check my BF google maps timeline because I know he is cheating.. Iwouldn’t use it as primary conformation. When it shows driving there places briefly stopped at but not shown on timeline. I tested my own timeline which didn’t reveal all places I went.Ensure times flow with distance and check places visited from maps drop down menu on upper left. It’s a great starting point but far from accurate.

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    Brandi [ Reply ]

    Joe i need your help my husband is cheating pls pls help me.

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    Worldhackers [ Reply ]

    Contact us for help

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      Laine Holzem [ Reply ]

      Please help me get answers I feel like I’m losing my mind!

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        Sarah Murphy [ Reply ]

        Iv lost my phone an I don’t no how to track it

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      I Really Love Her Until She Proved Herself Not Worthy,I Had to Contact an Hacker to Help Me Get Access to Her whatsApp Messages and Track Her Phone.Am Really Glad I Listen to My Sister and Spied on Her Before It Becomes Too Late.

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    Blackspothackgmail [ Reply ]

    it works

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    Tshephang Alex [ Reply ]

    Someone stolen my device,can u assist me with finding it

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    Nick Boyle [ Reply ]

    Few tips, do not install from unknown developer, do you agree to terms before reading (or at least try skimming long para) and do not give access to your camera, contacts and voicemail if it is not necessary. Further if you check the Applications setting on your cell phone and go to Running apps you will find those active apps which you may need to stop but before clearing cache.

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    Suspect my boyfriend is cheating

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    hottietat [ Reply ]

    What app can I use to see if my husband of 15 years is cheating on me he keeps his phone locked and if he sees me touch it he’ll scream at me I just need to know for sure please help Joe please

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    Hello joe
    Plz help my husband cheat on me …plz plz help

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      chipcyber999 [ Reply ]

      i am a professional at relationship issues and i can help you. do g mail me

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    Jo Umphrey [ Reply ]

    If you feel your partner might be cheating on you, but there’s no definite evidence, you’re faced with two alternatives: seek out the facts, or to turn a blind eye.

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    chipcyber [ Reply ]

    we provide help with lost device.

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      henrietta [ Reply ]

      Pls my husband phone was stolen yesterday, can you help me to track it? And pls can I have your contact?

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    Plz.help. I feel like she is cheating, plz help.locks phone,argues about touching her phone,phone on silent or vibrate at nights

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    Benjamin Ishaya [ Reply ]

    Joe I lost my phone on the 8th of December, last month, I don’t have the IMEI number but my email address is still in the phone, is it possible for me to locate the phone?

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    Oluka Emmanuel [ Reply ]

    I need access to my wife’s calls online can you help me

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      Calvin [ Reply ]

      My girlfriend was robbed and her cell phone is still on can you please help locate it

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    Please Joe. Help me figure out if hubby is cheating .. i know something is up ans he gets really mad if i even just ask a small question him even just the smallest of questions or even go near is locked ipad which is technically mine but he broke his phone so i took my stuff off to let him use it untel we get him new phone ! Please i need answers its driving me mad and triggering my pstd and more like suff as ino trauma and trust issues, over thinking what now.. please help im begging !

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    Roseline [ Reply ]

    My phone was lost I can’t find my phone

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