7. Apps

There are all kinds of apps that can help if your phone is stolen. They can help you identify your phone's location, lock it remotely, and even take a photo of the thief using it. Look for an app that works with your particular phone; there are many for the iPhone, for example.

While you can't safeguard your phone completely, there are steps you can take to reduce the problems and avoid the thief running up huge bills on your phone. But always know where your phone is, and don't keep it somewhere it could easily fall out. Have you ever lost or damaged a phone, or had one stolen?

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