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6 Ways To Track And Recover Lost iPhone

The iPhone has become the smartest phone in the world. It plays important role in business and online marketing so your iphone may contain private &  important data and unfortunately, there is always a chance that your iphone may get lost or be misplaced as result of being carried around. This leads to loss of valuable information as well as the additional cost of replacing such a treasured phone. However, there are many apps to track and recover your lost iPhone. They include the following :

My iPhone App

It is a new development by Apple where owners of iPhones will be able to locate their gadget remotely using the GPS capability of the phone. This service will be available on online subscription basis. This service is capable of pinpointing the exact location through the use of Google Maps. Owners can send a message which will be displayed on the screen regardless of whether the phone is locked. This is aimed at providing information about how to return the phone back to its owner. In addition you can use the Find My iPhone feature to make the phone to play for 2 minutes a sound that will assist you to locate it if it is hidden between or inside pin cushions. The first two months of the subscription will be on trial basis during which you can make efforts to lose your phone as there will be no cost incurred to use the service.


It is an iPhone antitheft solution. You will be able to track your phone and also control it remotely. You just need to log into the iLocalis site and locate where your iPhone was last located anytime you realize that you do not have it with you. In cases when it is stolen you just log in where you can check out its current location. iLocalis also enables you to call or send text messages to your phone after realizing that you do not have it. The good thing being that even if the thief has already changed the sim card you will be able to get their number. iLocalis messages are not charged.

GPS Phone Tracker

It is a free service that is capable of mapping locations and phones with above average accuracy.
There is also GPS tracking for use in iPhones with Mobile Spy 3.0. This software enables a phone owner to trace its location. This can be done from a phone or a computer web browser. Mobile Spy runs in the background and silently records calls and SMS messages which can then be uploaded to a private and secure Mobile Spy account. The software is available through purchased subscriptions.


You will be alerted when another individual connects with your iPhone using a computer or other types of gadgets. It is not only about the physical taking away of your iphone but intrusive entry with an aim of getting information that is private. In addition when your missing iPhone is being connected with a computer you will receive an email indicating that your phone is actively being located. You can log in into the iHound site where you can obtain a report detailing where the phone is being plugged into a computer. This also works even in cases where a thief switches of your phone and then connects it to a computer and formats your memory card.

Navizon App

It combines Wi-Fi, triangulation and GPS techniques. By analyzing signals emanating from Wi-Fi access points as well as cellular towers it calculates the location of a wireless device with geographical precision. This is achieved by comparing with a database of data points that are already known.

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This article has been written by Tracy. She is a evangelist at iphone apps development company. She is expert in using SEO tools for her blogs. In her free time she writes about SEO and Iphone apps.



  1. David

    January 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    The simplicity of tracking any mobile device is a bit scaring, at least for me. On the one hand, it is very convenient, but on the other hand, what if you don’t want to be found?

  2. myles

    January 23, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks for the list . But still I think the best option would be My iPhone App , as you know it is good and very accurate and moreover it’s perfectly foolproof, and one can rely on it.

    • sanchit

      January 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

      thanks fro advice and suggest about the best way.

  3. sanchit

    January 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Hi Tracy,
    Thanks for this tips, many times we forget our mobile and some times they are stolen these tips are really helpful to search them.

  4. Smith

    January 24, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Nice list of apps.I just hope that these apps will help in situations when our phones are stolen because there are many such apps available and I have not heard about people recovering their lost ones from there.Lets see how it works.

  5. David

    January 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

    GPS Phone Tracker really helped me to recover my iPhone. Your list is very precise and you have mentioned some really great apps… I would like to add one more app here “GadgetTrak” app. This app is very useful and increases your chances of recovering your lost or stolen iPhone by generating location reports, sending a discreet message to your device, and snapping a photo of the thief with the built-in camera.

  6. Richa

    January 25, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Hey Tracy
    Thanks for providing such useful info…Though I wish I never lose my Iphone, but these tips are surely worthwhile..

  7. bonooobong

    January 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Useful tips, and the FindMyiPhone application has already helped me several times when I couldn’t find my phone in my apartment. Unfortunately, the iPhone of my girlfriend has been stolen last week, but none of these apps could help to locate it; they only work if the power is on and the GPS can see the sky. In criminal situation, you should call the police and they can locate the phone if used with the IMEI number and the cell phone service information.

  8. Ryan More

    February 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I’ve used GPS tracker actually its installed 🙂 really a good one. Don’t know much about rest of others.

  9. Jim Delgado

    June 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Its really great collection of useful application. That gives the chance to utilize the power of GPS. Good information.

  10. Hayes Kaitlyn

    July 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

    This piece of information is a big relief to me.I have lost my iphone twice already and if I happen to do it one more time,I am sure would be kicked out of the house by my parents. I knew never about this application until I stumbled upon this post.This is a fantastic stressbuster application for a forgetful girl like me.

  11. harris steven

    August 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I have GPS tracker in ,my iphone. Is that not enough to track if I lose my phone. Luckily I haven’t lost my iphone even once. But I should be on the safer side. So I am keeping myself well equipped to find if at all I lose my phone. Thanks for sharing this information. I would find it helpful if anybody could answer my question.

  12. Victoria innocent

    August 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

    This informative post is very useful for the iphone users like me who travel a lot.We usually tend to forget it at some place in a hurry or drop down in a crowded place.It would not be wise to burn one’s own finger by frequently losing an iphone.I am going to download this app and will share the link on my social network to spread the word amongst my friends.

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