MetroPCS offers a lost phone finder service through its MetroTotalProtection.com website and app. In addition, some MetroPCS phones may feature additional apps to assist in locating them if they are lost, such as the FindMyiPhone app for Apple iPhones.
MetroPCS customers who need to locate a lost phone can log on to the carrier's Metro Total Protection website with their phone number and password and find their lost phones either through making the phone sound an alert or displaying the phone's location on a map. Pressing the Sound Alarm button at the top of the page triggers the sound alert, while clicking the Locate Phone button activates the map. The Locate Phone map can also provide turn-by-turn navigation to the phone's location if desired. The website can also be used to lock the phone or erase its contact list. A lost phone must have the Metro Total Protection app installed to take advantage of these features.
Phones that offer alternative location features often operate in a similar manner to that of the Metro Total Protection app, though they may offer some additional features. For example, the FindMyiPhone app allows users to lock their iPhones and display a message with a callback number on the phone's screen to help anyone who finds the phone contact its owner.