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7 tips on what to do when your mobile is stolen or lost

Losing a cell phone is not funny to anyone, and even less they steal it. It is not a pleasant experience not only because of the high price you have surely paid for it, but also because we store all our personal information in it.

In the smartphones, we keep all our contacts and the photos and videos of our last vacation. We also use them to access our email accounts, banking on-line and social networks.

That is why it is essential to take certain preventive measures prior to theft or loss, but also other protective measures once such an unfortunate incident has occurred.

Although many of the tips we present below can be applied whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone, we recommend Apple users to also check our guide to locate a lost or stolen iPhone.

Tip 1. Prevent theft or loss of your mobile with prevention measures

Luckily, thieves will always find a way to steal and the ability to get rid of some knows no limits, but even so it is always better to be safe than sorry. It is therefore convenient to follow the advice that we present below.

Don't leave the phone in sight. When you go down the street or are in a public space, avoid having your cell phone in your hand or store it in the back pocket of your pants. We recommend hiding it in a safe place that is difficult to access.

In addition, avoid at all costs consulting important information in public, as this could encourage thieves to steal your device and not someone else's. As a general rule, use your smartphone as little as possible in places with many people.

Activate the Find my device feature. There are several applications to know where your mobile phone is at all times, but the best option is still to use the built-in Android function, similar to Find my Apple iPhone.

To do this, you should address the Settings of your mobile and touch on Google, followed by the options of Security Y Find my device. Activate the switch at the top to be able to locate it remotely and protect your data if you lose it.

Protect your mobile with a password. Although there are ways to access the data of a phone without knowing the lock code, you will always make it more difficult to the thief if you set one. We suggest using fingerprint or facial recognition technology.

Take advantage of the anti-theft functions of antivirus. The best antivirus for Android, as Bitdefender or Kaspersky, usually include an anti-theft system, such as the activation of the front chamber to know what the thief is.

Keep your mobile IMEI code on hand. The serial number of your phone will be very useful both to report the theft and for your operator to cancel the SIM card. You will find it in the original packaging or by calling * # 06 #.

Make backup copies of your data. To not regret the loss of data, we strongly suggest that you regularly create backup copies of all your contacts, photos and videos. With Android phones, you can use your Google account.