The Ultimate Lost or Stolen Phone Checklist
Have you ever lost your phone?
A lost phone, or worse, a stolen phone is a terrible thing—but is a real risk and can definitely happen.
Often, a lost device is truly just misplaced, and when you do find it, you’re all set.
Sometimes, “lost” also means “I don’t realize yet that my phone was stolen,” so you need to make sure your data stays safe, even if the worst happens.
Use these tips to be prepared, protect your data and then, if you do lose your mobile phone, to act quickly.
7 steps to follow if your phone is lost or stolen
Step 1: Call your phone or use your Mobile App to send an alert.
Step 2: Use the Mobile App or your phone’s native find-my-phone feature.
Step 3: Text your cell phone.
Step 4: Back up your cellphone, then wipe it immediately.
Step 5: Lock your cell phone & change passwords.
Step 6: Contact your mobile carrier.
Step 7: Alert the police.
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