How to install a tracking device in my phone

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Many modern smartphones include global positioning system (GPS) technology that can be utilised to track your phone in the event it is lost or stolen. These applications provide a user interface for geolocating your phone so that you can retrieve it. In particular, there are free tracking applications available to the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry operating systems.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    iPhone

  1. 1

    Tap "Settings" on your iPhone home screen.

  2. 2

    Tap "Mail, Contacts, Calendars."

  3. 3

    Tap "Add Account."

  4. 4

    Select "MobileMe."

  5. 5

    Enter your Apple user name and password and then tap "Next" or tap "Create Free Apple ID" to set up an account.

  6. 6

    Verify your account if required and then enable "Find my iPhone" by sliding the setting to "On." Tap "Allow" to initiate the application.

  7. 7

    Launch a web browser on your computer and navigate to me.com.

  8. 8

    Log in to your Apple account using the credentials you entered on your iPhone.

  9. 9

    Click "Find my iPhone" to view the current location of your iPhone. Access this page in the future in the event that your iPhone is lost or stolen to track the device.

    Android

  1. 1

    Launch a web browser and navigate to the InstaMapper registration page (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Register for a free account and click the validation link sent to your e-mail to configure your account.

  3. 3

    Click "Add a tracking device."

  4. 4

    Type a name for your device and select your preferred unit and then click "Add." A tracking key for your Android phone will be created. You will need to enter this into the app to link the device to the tracking website.

  5. 5

    Tap "Market" on your Android home screen.

  6. 6

    Tap "Search" and type "InstaMapper."

  7. 7

    Click "Download" to install the free application. You will need to enter your Android password to complete installation.

  8. 8

    Tap the "InstaMapper" icon on your home screen to launch the application.

  9. 9

    Type the tracking key into the InstaMapper application to link the device to the website. Once the device is linked, configure the application to "Auto-Start" in "Settings" to ensure that the application is always running and tracking your device.

  10. 10

    Log in to your InstaMapper account from a computer to see the current location of your device. Use this website in the future in the event that your Android phone is lost or stolen.

    BlackBerry

  1. 1

    Launch a web browser and navigate to the InstaMapper registration page (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Register for a free account and click the validation link sent to your e-mail to configure your account.

  3. 3

    Click "Add a tracking device."

  4. 4

    Type a name for your device and select your preferred unit and then click "Add." A tracking key for your BlackBerry phone will be created. You will need to enter this into the app to link the device to the tracking website.

  5. 5

    Launch your BlackBerry web browser.

  6. 6

    Navigate to the InstaMapper over-the-air installation page (see Resources).

  7. 7

    Tap the "InstaMapper" icon on your home screen to launch the application.

  8. 8

    Type the tracking key into the InstaMapper application to link the device to the website. Once the device is linked, configure the application to "Auto-Start" in "Settings" to ensure that the application is always running and tracking your device.

  9. 9

    Log in to your InstaMapper account from a computer to see the current location of your device. Use this website in the future in the event that your BlackBerry phone is lost or stolen.

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