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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 to help you find your phone, 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 of this mobile tracker you are able to wipe and lock your stolen phone. Locking your phone will make it unusable while you try to GPS track your lost Android phone's location. If there is no hope of finding your phone, then erase your personal information off your lost Android device.

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

GPS Android Devices!
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 Android 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.

The app does work with Go SMS Pro and Handcent, it just requires a workaround that can be viewed on our website. We are currently working with Go SMS Pro to make a permanent fix.

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.

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Recently changed in this version

5.2.1
~ Bug fixes for Commander.
~ Added new language - Japanese
~ Fixes for Android 2.2

5.2.0
~ Uninstall Defence feature added - Blocks the app from being uninstalled
~ Improved GPS location
~ Bug fix for ring feature response
~ Optional pre-set PIN for lock feature
~ Multilingual support:
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- French
- German
- Hindi
- Korean
- Portuguese
- Russian
- Spanish
- (More to come)


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 jj jani on 01/07/2014

    This is very good app but it only works when you have ACTIVE data connection..... I dont think thief use phone and turn on data connection WMD do something for use this app offline.

  • (72)

    by Pyruss on 01/07/2014

    Doesn't work

  • (72)

    by Benetriz Lipford on 01/07/2014

    Helps me all the time

  • (72)

    by Andrew Kent on 30/06/2014

    You can text your phone to ring or turn on the GPS which is VERY accurate - I did it in a moving car to test it, got the location down to 3 meters, speed it was moving at and in what direction and could view it in Google maps. You can also take a picture with the camera or wipe the phone. These all work by text commands - you just text to your own number. Great app

  • (72)

    by Johnell Fox on 30/06/2014

    Love it!

  • (72)

    by Trevor Larose on 30/06/2014

    When traveling friends and family can check our progress. My spouse and I use it to find each other - it even works for large malls etc! That it can help you find your phone if lost or stolen is a bonus. Best app ever!