Losing your precious cell phone is a scary thing. With the invention of apps that can find a lost phone, it became a slightly less scary proposition, but what if your phone is dead? A redesigned app from Lookout solves that fear by locating a lost phone, even if the battery is dead.
This new feature, which Lookout calls Signal Flare, flags the location of your phone right before the battery dies. This gives users a good idea of where to look for their phone. Of course, if it is stolen and on the move, it will not be able to find it, but it still much more helpful than most phone locator apps that only scan on your request. If you simply dropped your phone somewhere, this should go a long way towards helping you find it.
Lookout’s app always had some awesome features such as protection from malware, back-ups, and the ability to remotely lock and wipe a phone. Besides locating dead phones, this update also adds protection from dialing attacks, which occur when you click on a phone number in the browser. It scans each phone number and alerts you if it detects a potential threat.
The last feature of this update is the new Activity Feed. This allows you to see your mobile activity and all the ways Lookout protects you. This feature is cool, but it’s the finding dead phones that has us the most interested.