To most people, smartphones are a significant investment. So when one goes missing, it’s really a big deal. But just like with any other task/need, Android provides a wealth of useful tools, resources and applications that you can leverage to ensure the safety of your device. More specifically, there are great applications you can use to recover a stolen Android phone. Mobile Defense happens to be one of the easiest ways you can go about this. And just so that you take advantage of this awesome app, here are two easy steps you can easily follow to keep track of your Android smartphone.o   Download the Mobile Defense app from the Android marketplace and install it on your Android smartphone. Almost every app that helps you recover a lost Android smartphone requires that you take some preemptive precautionary steps to make sure that your device is recoverable. Once you’ve installed the app, complete the precise registration process. The good thing about mobile defense is that it runs in the background and it’s nearly impossible for anyone to know that it’s been installed on your device.o   If unfortunately you lose your phone, access the mobile defense online dashboard via a computer or another device and log in with your account. Navigate to the ‘Map’ tab to access the remote controls. Click on the easy ‘Connect to Phone’ option to activate the mobile defense background app running in your stolen phone. Once a connection is established, you’ll be able to see your device’s location in a Google Map. More importantly, you can issue commands that will help you recover the stolen Android smartphone. You also get a lot of details that will be instrumental. Most notably, the sound feature rings a very loud alarm sound that definitely alerts whoever has the device. You might also want to activate the require pin option, which maintains an alert on the device until a special code is provided.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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