Wheres My Droid

Wheres My Droid

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Useful
  • It works properly
  • Lots of preferences to set to your whim
  • Ease of use
Cons
  • Need GPS always enabled (battery leaks)
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"I gotta leave right now! Where's my phone!?"

Reviewed by / Jul 20, 2011

Wheres My Droid is an useful app that will help you out to find your phone when lost

Since we don't have phones anymore, but mini-computers in our pockets, losing them it's a drama. There are coming up thousand of security apps: backups, geolocation, apps lock, and many more. This is one of the most interesting we've tried regarding device losing.

It works this way: you have to set an "attention word". When you lose your device, the only thing you have to do is send a SMS with the attention word to enable the sound (if it's disabled), and make it ringing. Regarding GPS, you have to set also an attention word but it doesn't work if the GPS wasn't enabled before losing the device. That's a flaw since if we want to use this system we need to keep the GPS enabled the whole day. It would be better that the attention word could enable the GPS.

This is the basic performance. However, there are lots preferences to set to your whim: ring/vibrate when lost, use white noise siren, ring for 30s/60s/5min, set a passcode for the app, and much more.

Wheres My Droid has been developed by alienmanfc6, an emerging developer who's reaching great success specially thanks to this app. He has released another ones on the Android market though.

This is an app that you won't use everyday (and we hope you won't need to use it never). But you will love having it when you're in a hurry and you don't find your phone. Useful.

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Developer's original description available here
Find My Phone!
The first find your phone app on the Android Market continues to get better and better. Now with more features, it is easier than ever to track down your lost phone.

Wheres My Droid Features
~ Find phone by making it ring/vibrate
~ Find phone using GPS location
~ GPS Flare - Location alert on low battery
~ Text your attention word
~ Passcode protection to prevent unauthorized app changes
~ Notification of changed SIM card or phone number
~ Stealth Mode hides incoming text with attention word
~ White/Black list to control who can use the app via text
~ No battery drain

Advanced Security Features In Pro
~ Take pictures with the devices camera
~ Remotely lock device
~ Remotely wipe SD card
~ Remotely wipe phone data
~ Prevent app from being uninstalled
~ Hide the app icon
~ Use a landline to activate the app
~ Customizable ringtone when lost

Lost Phone?
Where's My Droid can turn the ringer volume up and make your phone ring. The app can also get the GPS coordinates with a link to Google maps if you're not near enough to your phone to hear the ringer. You have the freedom to track your phone from anywhere with a text messaged attention word or with our online Commander.

Stolen Phone?
Feel secure knowing that a thief won't be able to access your personal information on your lost phone. In the Pro version you are able to wipe and lock your stolen phone. Locking your phone will make it unusable while you try to track your lost phone's location. If there is no hope of finding your phone, then you can erase your personal information with the wipe feature.

If updating from an older version be sure to setup the new version of Commander online at wheresmydroid.com.

In order to GPS track a phone and use other features to find lost phones, several permissions are needed.
Permissions explained online at WheresMyDroid.com (link below)

It is known that some anti-virus apps will flag us as malware. This is due to all the permissions that the app needs to track lost phones. If you contact us with the maker of the anit-virus app we can usually get them to white-list us once we prove to them we are a safe phone tracking app.

For those of you having problems uninstalling the app, you just need to remove the app as a 'Device Admin'. That can be done from the phones system security menu.

Recently changed in this version

5.2.4
~ Camera bug fix.
~ Billing bug fix.

5.2.3
~ Ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop
~ Bug fix for camera feature on Motorola phones.
~ Fix attention word bug.
~ Improvements to Commander reliability.
~ Bug fix for flash feature on some devices.
~ Added wifi permission is for the improvements made to Commander.

5.2.2
~ Camera feature bug fixes
~ Improved stability


Lists with Wheres My Droid

Some lists where this application appears: Android for landmænd, apps, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for Wheres My Droid
  • (72)

    by vpinto_ on 07/04/2011

    no se como usarlo alguien me puede como lo puedo hacer funcional.

  • (72)

    by Curtis Washington on 07/12/2014

    I don't n yet

  • (72)

    by Jenny Perrigoue on 06/12/2014

    This used to be a good app when you could just call out the phrase where my droid, but now for some reason you can't do that anymore, you have to text your phone, I don't need this app in order to do that, so this app is worthless now... Uninstalling

  • (72)

    by Adam Burns on 06/12/2014

    We recently lost my girlfriend's droid and was using the online commander to find her phone. Unfortunately, the last known location was from 3 months ago. This CAN be a lifesaver, but only if you stay on top of your gps location services.

  • (72)

    by Kate Platvoet on 06/12/2014

    It works

  • (72)

    by Michael Landers on 05/12/2014

    Now I've dumped all IOS devices in favour of android. I needed something like find my phone. And this is it. Works well. Does what I want it to. Very happy

  • (72)

    by Abraham Zepeda on 05/12/2014

    I lost my phone and when i put the gps i found it was at a friends house. Great app