Ready for a little added security to your Android device? Are you looking for more features dedicated to protecting your device from falling prey into the wrong hands. Or how about getting some help locating your device when you just can’t seem to remember where you left it. In today’s review I put such an app claiming to offer those features to the test. Lets find out how Where’s My Droid held up to its end of the bargain.
I started off by downloading the free version of Where’s My Droid by Alienman Technologies to find out if all its claimed to be is true or not. This app boasted having straight forward and easy to use software dedicated to the recovery and in the event of a worst case scenario the ability of securing your Android based device without actually having it on hand.
I found setting up the application very easy and indeed straight forward. Although there was no tutorials on how to use this app everything had its own subtitle to the feature selected on its uses. In the free version there is about six features activated all of which aid in the recovery of a lost or stolen device. I was able to text my phone using another mobile with the attention words customized by myself for security and ease of access and find my device to the exact address listed in its proximity using Maps. There was a problem I began noticing with the attention words I initially had chosen being that if they are too “normal” to everyday vocabulary used than anyone sending a message that has one of the many attention words will activate said feature. There was a little wait to receive my tracked information sent via text message which in a hurry is a drag. Also tracking the device while it’s moving becomes a hassle all in its own. The lost device also receives a blatant message when activated dictating a security feature has been activated and GPS is triggered to ping, which would not help when your trying not to be noticed in the event of a stolen device.
For only $3.99 a lifetime subscription is activated unlocking a few other features. Those features do include the options of customizing Where’s My Droid to a more advance setting. With the ability to Stealth out your activation messages along with the ability to remotely lock and wipe your phones memory which is available in the free version but with many limitations to its availability. Also a few others we will leave for you to experience if you so choose.
WHAT WE LIKED :
- Easy to use
- Simple set up process
- Free features that actually work without added purchases
- No pop ups
- Little to no battery drain
- Maps based site tracking
- Attention word texting activating phones systems.
- Very small download size
WHAT WE DIDNT LIKE :
- Basic look and feel with no added pop
- Few of the paid features are no longer serviced to work.
- Paid premium support was not live or immediate.
- Only works as a location and device activator does not give real-time security to other forms of intrusion
- No near future updates and changes expected at this time.
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