I want to get a security app for my phone. I mostly need something in case my phone gets lost or stolen.

Researching this I have found several apps:

I am sure there are more out there too.

My question is why would I choose one of these over the others. How do they differ? Does anyone have experience with wiping or finding a lost phone using one of these devices?


  • I use LookOut and have tested the lost phone function which works pretty well. I need to upgrade my version of CM as soon as I have the time. Before I do I'll try to remotely wipe my device and report back. – Matt Dec 8 '10 at 19:24
  • I'm using Prey myself. I'd just look at each one of them, check their features and see if they meet your needs. – EboMike Dec 8 '10 at 22:49
  • What phone do you have? Some manufacturers (eg HTC and Samsung) make their own tracking apps that they embed in their newer phones. I have a Galaxy S and have Samsung Dive set up for mobile tracking. – GAThrawn Dec 11 '10 at 0:19
  • I have a Galaxy S too, The AT&T Captivate. What's the Samsung Dive? – Adam Dec 12 '10 at 3:32
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    @Adam samsungdive.com integrates with the Mobile Tracker section under Location and Security in the phone's settings. Unfortunately I don't think that it's available on all of the US Galaxy S variants for some reason. According to this it should be coming to US AT&T Captivates "soon" theandroidsoul.com/2010/07/02/… – GAThrawn Dec 16 '10 at 17:51

I suggest LookOut. I use it and it's quite good. It also has the virus scanner and backup of data.

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