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What To Do If Your Phone Gets Stolen

What to do if your phone gets stolen

Mobile devices are commonly used to communicate and search for information. As a result, they do often contain person data like emails, text messages, voicemail messages, calendars, locations, pictures and films. If by any chance your phone gets stolen, anyone may potentially get access to all of the previously mentioned data which may put you, your colleges or employers to a serious risk.





In order to keep your data and device safe you should consider using the following advice before your phone gets stolen:



  • Remote tracking & deleting : Most of the phones have operating systems which allows you to remotely locate and/or delete data on a lost device. You will probably need to install and configure a special application like “Find My iPhone” in Apple devices, “BlackBerry Enterprise Server” connection in BlackBerry phones. In Android phone you will find a few applications designed for it.



  • Encrypting: If you have an access to your mobile device, you may also try some more advanced solutions that do not require a PIN or password to get to your data. Encrypting protects your personal data from more “professional” attacks. Some of the devices have the encryption already in them, some however require either switching on or installing. In the Android devices you need to active it by entering Menu > Settings > Personal > Security > Encryption > Encrypt my device.



  • Backing Up the device: The Backup allows you to quickly restore all the information located on lost/stolen phone. Backups should be performed regularly, it will help you when your phone gets stolen.  







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    The First Thing To Do When Your Phone Gets Stolen Is To Block It

    In Android smartphones one of the most popular websites for blocking a phone when it gets stolen is Android Device Manager. In order to use it, you need to log in to your Google account (the one connected to your phone). If you are unable to access it on your computer, you can always use the mobile application (for example on your friend’s device).
    What to do if your phone gets stolen

    This tool allows you to locate your device, block it or remotely delete all data. The last two options may not be available from the beginning – you will probably need to activate them in the settings or remotely from the Internet website. On your device choose section “Device administrators > Settings > Security”.
    You can also turn off the mute if by any chance it was switched on on your device. This feature might particularly come in handy when you cannot find your phone but it is still within your reach.



    In order to locate your stolen phone, it needs to be connected to the Internet (mobile or WIFI). The process of location will be more accurate if your phone has GPS functions turned on. If you notice that your device is being moved that might mean that someone has already “taken care” of it. After having clicked “Phone Lock”, you should see the following form.
    The remote phone block requires a password that you will use to unblock your device. You can also make a message visible on your lost phone informing the finder how to contact you. This message will be seen on the blocked screen of your phone. If you give your contact number, it will not be shown – the finder will only have an option to call you without seeing the actual phone number.

    The remote hard resetting on your device is an irreversible operation. If you do not regularly archive your data, you may loose the access to them. By performing the factory reset, your stolen phone will be brought back the default setting and all of the data will be deleted





    How To Strengthen The Network Signal On Your Smartphone

    How to strengthen network signal on your Android smartphone


    Sometimes our operator's promise to have the signal in 99% of our country is not enough. You will find some useful instructions below on how to improve the signal in your device in case you happen to be in need.





    The more users a network transmitter has, the worse signal you get. This is called "cell breathing" - it reduces the radio coverage inside the smartphone (which is the capacity to catch the singal from the transmitter) when the intensity of traffic increases. The operators also warn us about the "white spots" (in elevators, underground parking lots, underpasses etc). The problems with signal can also occur in mountains, woods - trees can actually be a very good signal blocker. When you happen to be in a "white spot" it usually helps when you slightly change your position. But what to do when walking around in search for signal doesn't bring any positive results?

    Sometimes the easiest opiton could be the best option. Try manually changing the network from 3G (WCDMA/UMTS) to GSM (2G). The smartphone network could catch the signal from up to 8 kilometers of distance whereas in 3G this distance is significantly smaller. In the first network you are still able to surf the Internet although the connection may be smaller.

    In order to do that:
    1. On your smartphone Go to Settings > Mobile/Cellular Network 
    2. Choose the option More Networks in the Connection settings.
    3. Then tap on Preferred network 
    4. Select the SIM used for data connection 
    5. Change the Network from 3G to 2G.



    A much cheaper solution is to by a 3G/GMS antenna. It is usually quite small and you can put it anywhere in the room. Remember that the higher the antenna is located, the better the signal is for your smartphone. If you need an antenna for a bigger building we would recommend hiring a company which specializes in that field.




    The previously mentioned solutions do not guarantee a 100% efficiency to your smartphone signal. If you still have big problems with catching a signal, we would recommend changing the Operator - maybe the cause of your problems lies there.

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    How To Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer


    Does your Smartphone battery die quickly and you don't know how to save it? Well check out few of the tips below to increase the battery life.
    1. Pretend you are on a plane .
    The airplane mode is actually the most efficient when it comes to energy. When you turn it on, most of the battery-consuming processes are switched off. That is why when you charge the device in that mode, it should charge up a little bit faster than in the usual mode. The ideal thing would be to turn your phone off when you are not using it however if you cannot do it, the airplane mode is almost just as good.




    2. Use the producer's charger
    Usually the charger which you are given together with the device charges your phone the quickest. Charging by USB cable may be universal but they use less than 1 amper and the modern devices usually need 2 ampers or more. Simple math - the fewer ampres, the slower charging. That is why we recommend using the original charger. If you do not have one, there are special chargers which you can buy that have more than 2 ampers - remember to always check that parameter when you decide to purchase a new charger. In this case, Apple device are more thought through and it does not make much of a difference which charger you use with them.





    3. Make use of Battery savers
    On the App market you can also find some applications- for example ChargeDr. They will help your device charge faster when you connect them to a laptop. We also recommend outer banks of energey (now very popular power banks) which will save your device in cases of emergency.

    How To Fix "Application Has Stopped" On Android Smartphone


    In Android Smartphones, "Unfortunately, The application has stopped" is one of the most common errors that we can see on the screen of our device. 

    Here's How to deal with such an error?
    Firstly, in accordance to the fundamental principle of work on any electronic device, in case of problems, the equipment must be turned off for one minute and then switched back on.
    If that does not work, go into your phone Settings. Then select the Application manager and select the one that causes you trouble. Afterwards you need to perform Clear Cache and Clear Data. This method theoretically should solve mentioned issue.


    If after attempting the above steps and the error continues, the final attempt to win the fight against persistent error may be of course the removal of all data from your phone to factory reset ; this means we lose all the data, applications and settings, but the smartphone will be "brand new". How to do it?




    If the above steps don’t solve the problem and error pops up again, it means that either the application is written with an error or is not compatible with your phone nodel and it is rather impossible to cope with it – you just have to wait until the next version of apps is bug free or you uninstall the app completely.




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