Smartphone lost? Stolen? How to get it back

Here is a fabulous tip to share. Have you had your  iPhone or Android phone stolen? Lost at an event? In a taxi or hotel? You can pinpoint where it is to try to get it back

Both Apple and Samsung have built in apps that when activated from the internet will show a message on your phone with a special password allowing the person to unlock the phone and call you

Both Apple and Samsung have built in apps that when activated from the internet will show a message with a special password allowing the person to unlock the phone; call you. You can also wipe all the data off the phone.

Here are two how-to links:

iPhone http://www.wikihow.com/Track-an-iPhone-With-Find-My-iPhone

Android http://www.knowyourmobile.com/mobile-phones/android-device-manager/22393/android-device-manager-what-it-and-how-use-it

Hope you never need this!