You can track your phone using free applications, such as Lookout, which is available for iOS and Android smartphones. Find My Android Phone is a free phone-tracking application for Android phones. The Prey application is available for Windows, Android and iOS phones.
The Lookout application allows users to find the lost phone on a map, and the app saves the phone's last-known location when the battery gets low. Lookout also allows individuals to trigger an audible alarm so the owner can find the phone if it is close. Paid features of Lookout include the ability to lock the phone and wipe its data remotely.
The Find My Android Phone application allows users to track smartphones and regular phones, as well as track phones or devices that belong to others. Individuals can also keep track of a lost phone with real-time location updates by updating the phone's location instantly when it is moved.
The Prey application uses GPS and WiFi triangulation to track lost phones. Users can get reports with photos taken with the phone, lock the device, trigger an audible alarm even if the phone is in silent mode, and display a tailored message. The Prey application also gathers the phone's network information, which allows for accurate pinpointing.