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Stop WhatsApp from being used on lost phone

I lost my Android phone, but my WhatsApp is still on. How I can stop someone who is using it? I don't have the SIM with me. The people who found it is using my WhatsApp account. When they went ...
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How to find a stolen android phone without internet connectivity?

Is there any app which could send me a text for the new sim and the number and with the help of the number can i send a text back to perform some remote locking features. The point is when the phone ...
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Two phones appearing on android device manager

I lost my phone last month and was desperately looking for ways to track it. I never installed any apps to track it and so I got online to see if there were other options and found 'Android Device ...
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How can my lost phone disappear from my Android device manager device list?

I lost one of my phone 2 months ago. I've sometimes checked Android device manager to locate it and try locking it, but recently my lost phone disappears from the list ! How it can happen ? Does a ...
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Android Device Manager to track tablet

I lost my tablet a few days ago and on the Android Device Manager page it says it was last online on the day I lost it. But does it mean online with my Google account or online in general?
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How to Deactivate my Android phone using IMEI number?

I lost my Sony Xperia Sola(MT27i) recently. As there was no SIM card inside the phone, when got lost, I am finding it very difficult to access my mobile online from mobilesecurity.norton.com, which I ...
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How to regain access to google after phone is found?

I lost my android phone but after a few days someone returned it to me. Unfortunately, in the meanwhile I had blocked my SIM, and blocked my google and facebook accounts from using that phone device. ...
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How to remotely turn mobile data on if phone is missing

In the event that I loose my phone, like what happened today, when I left it at a store, I want my mobile data to be switched on. This is primarily for two reasons: Lockwatch will send photographs ...
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Can I recover photos and contacts from lost/stolen phone days ago? [duplicate]

Lost phone (LG Optimus) 2 days ago, anyway to recover photos and contacts? Reported phone to sheriff's dept and Sprint.
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How can I find a lost phone or help people return it?

I'm looking for an app like Where's My Droid to help locate a lost device. Ideally I'm hoping there is one that might have two specific features: The ability to display a message to the screen to ...
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Stolen Sony Z1: Want to know person's phone number by using IP address

My phone (Sony Z1) has been stolen. I found the IP address through Gmail (which shows who is using my account; Sony reported the same as well). The IP addresses are 103.242.98.147 and 103.242.97.46. ...
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Will Security apps work even after flashing new rom?

Assume that I have turned on Android Device manager to locate my phone in case of theft, and I also installed some security apps which can send message when someone tries to change the SIM card. ...
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Lost, deactivated phone being used by someone on wifi. Can I track it?

The person who found my deactivated phone sent me a threatening E-mail from my own mailbox. He suggests he is has been reading my recent mail and says he found the phone in front of my house, ...
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Options for Stolen Phone

With an iPhone, you tie your phone to an iCloud account - it happens at the bootloader level. If your phone gets stolen, the thief can't do anything until the previous owner releases the phone from ...
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How can I find my phone when it's on silent/vibrate mode?

Sometimes when I can't find my phone, I call it from my wife's phone or my landline. (There's also online service which provides a free call to your phone, it's a handy way to find a missing phone). ...
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My android phone was stolen. How worried should I be with all my google data inside the phone?

Ok, so my samsung galaxy 5 was stolen. I had gmail, calendar, twitter(tweetdeck), facebook, ... all my personal data in it. I didn't have any app installed that could wipe this information from a ...
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Google's location history minute by minute

My phone was stolen. Is it possible to get the location history as realtime as possible from Google?
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Could a thief reset a stolen phone from its default config + screen lock?

For this scenario let's assume the following: The phone is stolen and locked. The thief does not know the lock combination and cannot determine it. There is no external SD slot. USB debugging is ...
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I have an emergency. Lost Android

We have lost an Android phone. Every possible aspect that could make it more difficult has happened to be an encouragement to surrender. We do not have the IMEI, it does not have access to internet ...
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How to know which email address was registered to my lost phone?

My phone(Samsung Galaxy Note 2) is lost. I want to delete data from it, especially my personal photos. I don't remember my play store account which was associated with my Note 2. I tried to contact my ...
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How do i get my phone's IMEI number if it was stolen?

My Samsung S5 mini was stolen and I now need the IMEI number. How do i get this without the phone?
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If an Android device is stole and wiped, does it stay connected to your Google+ Account/Dashboard?

I am asking out of curiosity. I think my phone may be stolen but I can't find it. I am wondering if a thief erased/wiped the phone would it "remove" itself as a listing on my Google+ account?
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how to remotely uninstall apps or lock and delete data in android via laptop

I lost my sony experia z tday with lot of valuble data, how to delete or lock them? how to unindtsll apps from android through laptop
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i lost my phone and i want to remove the Google account from the phone [duplicate]

I lost my phone somewhere and there is no way of retrieving it this I won't to remove the Google account inside it and the phone is off
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Lost-phone apps do not work for my S5

I am struggling to understand what's going on here! When I first got my phone, I signed up for Samsung's service for finding a lost phone. But, not too long after it simply stopped working. I finally ...
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An app to locate my Android device around the house?

Oftentimes, I don't know where I placed my Android around the house. What app would you recommend to allow me to send an email to it that will cause vibrate and emit high volume sounds/music that will ...
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A miracle for finding a stolen phone [duplicate]

Background Recently my phone got stolen from my pocket and then I was almost thrown in street and run over by a car. The police won't move a finger because of a new law, which means I'll have to wait ...
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My phone was just stolen an hour or so ago. Are there any options for tracking?

I realize this is a long shot, but my phone was lost or stolen a few hours ago. At the time it was stolen, I didn't have any specific applications installed to track it or wipe the data. So... my ...
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How does 'Android Lost' application work?

its very urgent and important for me. Lost my android device. Now I have come to know that its being used and is online. By checking the Android Robot symbol in my friends chat list meaning, that my ...
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Lost my phone on aeroplane mode

I lost my Samsung s5 on a flight the day before I took the last photos of my honeymoon they are the only ones that are not backed up. Could some one tell me if they will ever be backed up? Or will my ...
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What's the point of Airdroid's “Find phone” feature if phone is not on the same network

I started using Airdroid today and was perplexed by how its "Find phone" feature works. As far as I can tell, my web Airdroid and my phone Airdroid are connected only when they are in the same local ...
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Lost/Stolen Samsung S4 Mini blocked be tracked?

recently lost samsung s4 mini, which had sim and phone blocked. Tried to remote lock it using Androis manager, but said device was offline. Does this mean that they can get at my data even though I ...
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Recovering data remotely from a lost device

I was wondering if I could recover some photos and/or contacts from my phone which I lost yesterday. Also I'm pretty sure it was stolen, so is there a way that I can know when the device is online?
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Lost my phone. Can I still locate it?

So I lost my phone a few days ago. Either somebody found it, or it is somewhere in the snow, soaked with water. It's a Nexus 4 running CM12 nightly with GPS completely turned off. Google's Android ...
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Tracking Moto X phone

Hi when all else fails in tracking your stolen phone, How can you get the factory setting IP address to track your phone? Or is it even an option? what can be done if a sim card is gone or if it is ...
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How to prevent tracking or hacking of a used phone

The used phone's IMEI is clean, so it's not stolen. Looks like its seller did a factory-reset before selling it. But how do I make sure that it doesn't have any malware or backdoors, and that its ...
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Recovering lost or stolen phone (security and feasability considerations)?

I am trying to understand a little bit about security in case my phone goes stolen. I have read that even if a phone is stolen and the SIM card is removed, it can still be possible to find your phone ...
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How to open or restart or unlock mobile device from Android Device Manager

I am using samsung galaxy S2. I have recently download google's android app Android Device Manager. But i have wrong click Erase in web https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager here . After ...
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Lost phone and WhatsApp issue

I lost my phone and I have some contacts on WhatsApp which I don't have anywhere else. Is there any way to get those contacts? I have already deactivated my SIM card. Can I get the data back?
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I lost my phone, can I recover the data from my Google account?

I've lost my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Star duos) last month. And now I realized that it contained very important data of mine. I believe that my phone was connected to the Google account almost all ...
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I have lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace

2 days ago, I misplaced my Samsung Galaxy Ace in my room. I had woken up (It charged the whole night so it had 100% charge), and put it somewhere in my room. The thing is, I think I turned it off. ...
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Remotely brick a stolen phone

If my phone is lost or stolen, can I remotely and permanently brick my phone. This way, not only is my data secure, but the resale value of the phone plummets to zero. Tangential question: can apps ...
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Trace stolen android mobile

I lost my mobile on 26th March, 2013. I didn't install any tracking apps and they removed my sim card from my mobile. Is possible to track my mobile using the device ID? Is there any Unique ID for ...
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How to find lost Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I have recently lost my Samsung Note 2. I have tried to track my phablet via android device maneger but it is not tracking my phone nor helping me in other options. I had enabled this software on my ...
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What does it mean when a device stops showing up on Android Device Manager?

On 2 November I forgot my (brand new) Wifi-only Nexus 7 on the plane. Despite realizing it <30 min after disembarking they didn't recover the device. I have been regularly monitoring ...
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Installing Plan B on Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

I lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 I have no tracking device installed on it and the WiFi and GPS are off. I can call it and know the imei number. I've tried to install Plan B but it says it is not ...
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how to find my lost SM-T231 with imei number [duplicate]

my samsung galaxy tab 4 (SM-T231) was stolen. how can i find it using the imei number. my imei number is 352405060184715. is there any way you can help in this?
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Locating stolen phone after factory reset

I assume any reasonable thief will wipe the phone as soon as possible, thus removing any tracking apps and user accounts. I there a method to track the phone any way? A possible method is to use a ...
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How do I get my old WhatsApp account on my new phone?

I lost my old phone yesterday and it had my WhatsApp account on it. Today I bought my new phone and I was wondering how I could get my account back. I have both my the number for the account and the ...
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Is there any way to erase personal information from my phone that has already been stolen?

My phone has been stolen. I do not want the thief to have access to any of my personal information such as calls, texts, and information saved in the phones contents. Is there any possible way I can ...