Install security apps that enable remote location and wiping

An important security feature widely available on smartphones, either by default or as an app, is the ability to remotely locate and erase all of the data stored on your phone, even if the phone’s GPS is off. In the case that you misplace your phone, some applications can activate a loud alarm, even if your phone is on silent. These apps can also help you locate and recover your phone when lost. Solutions such as Total Defense Mobile Security provide comprehensive protection against the most common threats facing Android users including remote GPS tracking and the ability to lock or wipe data on a lost or stolen device.