How many times have you panicked not knowing where your mobile phone is? Maybe you forgot it at home, dropped your phone on the seat in the subway, or gotten it stolen or misplaced at a bar or nightclub. Now you can find your mobile phone location with HTCSense.com cloud-based service. If you have a HTC Desire Z or HD you can simply register and log on to HTCSense.com to view your mobiles’ exact pin-point location on Google maps. It’s not just the tracking ability that is in store, there is much more coming from HTCSense.com which will protect your phone, so keep reading.
The service is very similar to the one provided by Find my friends/iPhone by Apple and it too is free. Aside from tracking your mobile phone’s location another superb feature is that you can sync/transfer/store your mobile information on the cloud at HTCSense.com and never ever have to ask your friends for their mobile phone number again.
So in short let’s sum up all the functionality you get with HTCSense:
- Lock your HTC phone remotely – if your mobile is in the wrong hands, simply click on the “Lock” button to prohibit unauthorized access.
- Keep a backup of your HTC mobile data on the cloud and sync when you wish. Search directly through your PC for the numbers without needing to access your mobile.
- Erase all your mobile data including pictures, address etc. if you fear that your mobile has been stolen. Then simply restore your backup from the cloud on your new HTC phone or your found phone.
- Push a message or call your phone from your PC at HTCSense.com
- And of course, track your mobile’s pin-point location using the in-built GPS chip and WiFi connection, alternatively 3G.
As you see this is the same or very similar functionality one get’s with Find My iPhone free app for Apple iPhone.
How does the HTC sense mobile tracking work?
Similarly to other location-based services, it uses the inbuilt GPS that runs in the background to locate your phone.
What are the cons with HTCSense.com?
- It currently only works with HTC Desire Z and HTC Desire HD mobile phone models.
- Be careful that you don’t get battery drain as the GPS is running constantly in the background.
When will it be available on other HTC handsets?
There are rumors that HTC will provide HTCSense.com mobile tracking, backup and cloud-based service to other HTC models both old and new.
However, as of August 2011 it is still not available on for example the very popular HTC Desire handset.