Because of this reason, they come up with great applications to help to track your smart phone among other activities. If you are using an iPhone or android mobile phone, you can track it without using third party software. Here is an account of how to track and get back your mobile phone incase it gets lost without using additional programs.
For those using iPhones, the SpringBoard has an additional service/icon, Find iPhone which has gps enabled to help you locate the phone in case it gets lost. Though the service is not inbuilt on the phone’s operating system, you can simply download it from Apple Store and run it on the phone. The application is free of charge. For iPhones designed after 2010, the tracking is done through iCloud which is very easy to use and trace your lost or stolen phone. This is the main reason that more people are turning to iPhones and android mobile phones because of additional security.
If your mobile phone operates on an android operating system, you can locate it using android device manager. After losing your phone, you go to Google Web Portal and provide your details to locate it with great precision using GPS. Some android phones have additional apps such as Bitdefeneder and Prey that can be activated remotely to know where your android phone is. Always remember to take great caution as you confront the thief (if your phone was stolen) because he might be intending to harm you. It is preferable to contact and be accompanied by police as you proceed to recover your phone.