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    Find My Phone

    My iphone had a Find My Phone app that allowed me to find a lost phone by ringing it, by gps, and to shut it down, wipe it clean and maybe even detonate it if it was stolen. Samsung web says they have that but the menus they show for it are not on my phone. 30+ minutes with ATT who also talked to Samsung reveals that Samsung and ATT do not offer such and app. AMAZING you would think this would be a BASIC security app.

    So, assuming they are correct, which 3rd party app would be the best to use?

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    AndroidLost my favorite

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    Lookout Security can also locate you phone and does a lot of other things like backing up photos and virus/privacy protection. They also have a Plan B in case you lost, (misplaced) it before you installed anything.
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    Avg also has it. Since I use it as my antivirus I decided to use it as a findmyphone app as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macuser View Post
    Avg also has it. Since I use it as my antivirus I decided to use it as a findmyphone app as well.
    Interesting! I used Avast because I have that on my PC maybe it has that feature too. If not 'out with the old (avast) and in with the new (avg)"

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    Airdroid has phone locator functions as well, among many other features... https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...FpcmRyb2lkIl0.
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    Your S4 should also have a built in security app that allows you to wipe your device, lock it down and locate it in case it's lost or stolen. You'll find it in your system settings under security, find my mobile, remote controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr6 View Post
    Your S4 should also have a built in security app that allows you to wipe your device, lock it down and locate it in case it's lost or stolen. You'll find it in your system settings under security, find my mobile, remote controls.
    SHOULD but that is what I spent all that time with ATT about this AM, the Samsung guide to setting it up shows "Remote Controls" under security but it is NOT on my screen and I have the latest version of the software. Samsung told the ATT lady it is not implemented in the US. A case of once again, the US lags behind the rest of the world in Cell phone technology I guess. Thanks for suggestion though!

    Per MacUser's suggestion I have loaded AVG and tested the locate and the shout features which both work so I think that will do the trick! Thanks to all for suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked View Post
    Airdroid has phone locator functions as well, among many other features... https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...FpcmRyb2lkIl0.
    And all this time I've been using AirDroid to transfer files! Never payed any attention to that.
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    My Sprint S4 also does NOT have it - bummer!

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