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10 Best Anti-Theft Apps For Your Android in 2021

It’s no doubt that losing our smartphones is always an unpleasant experience. It doesn’t matter what’s the size or the price of your stolen smartphone; nobody wants to think about their phone getting stolen. However, it could happen to anyone. So, it’s always an excellent choice to have proper anti-theft apps on Android.

The great thing is that Google offers a built-in option that allows users to track the lost phone known as ‘Find My Device.’ However, Google’s Find My Device is not the only option to track lost Android smartphone because there are multiple choices available on the Google Play Store.

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List of 10 Best Anti-Theft Apps For Your Android

In this article, we have rounded up some of the best Anti-Theft Android Apps that would help you protect your device. So, let’s check out.

1. Google Find My Device

Google Find My Device

Google’s Find my Device comes built-in with most of the Android smartphone. You don’t even need to install any app on your smartphone to use Google’s location tracking feature. As soon as you connect your Google Account on your Android, it will update the location in a live interactive map. You can use the web interface of Google’s Find my Device to locate your lost smartphone, lock your smartphone, ring at full volume, etc.

2. Cerberus Phone Security

Cerberus Phone Security

Cerberus Phone Security is another excellent Android Anti-Theft app on the list which provides the best protection. With Cerberus Phone Security, you can quickly recover your misplaced, lost, or stolen Android device. Not just that, but Cerberus Phone Security also provides users a few remote control options and locks the device, starts a loud alarm, displays a message, etc.

3. Anti-Theft Alarm

Anti-Theft Alarm

As you might have guessed with the name, Anti-Theft alarm is an Android app that’s meant to prevent your phone from getting stolen or lost. Compared to other anti-theft apps for Android, Anti-Theft alarm offers more features. Some of the features are useful, like you can set the app to trigger a loud alarm whenever anyone disconnects your phone from the charging port. It also triggers an alarm when your phone is picked up from its resting position.

4. Avast Antivirus – Mobile Security & Virus Cleaner

Avast Antivirus – Mobile Security & Virus Cleaner

Well, it’s one of the best security apps that you can ever have on your Android smartphone. Avast Antivirus – Mobile Security & Virus Cleaner fills up all the security list checkmarks as it provides users lots of tools. The features of Avast Antivirus – Mobile Security & Virus Cleaner includes a virus scanner, call blocker, app locker, photo vault, VPN, etc. If we talk about the Anti-Theft features, Avast Antivirus – Mobile Security & Virus Cleaner offers users an array of alarms, maps, and remote controls.

5. Where’s My Droid

Where’s My Droid

Wheres My Droid is a perfect replacement for Google’s Find my Device. In fact, Wheres My Droid has more features than Find My Device. Some of the key features of Wheres My Droid include find the phone by making it ring/vibrate, find the phone using GPS, GPS flare, Remotely lock device, Remotely wipe data, etc. The premium version of Wheres My Droid can even take pictures with the device camera.

6. Mobile Security

Mobile Security

Mobile Security from McAfee LLC is another best Android app on the list that can help you protect the device, personal information and help keep your private data away from the prying eyes. With Mobile Security, you can expect lots of Anti-theft features like device locking, location tracking, remotely wipe data, etc.

7. CrookCatcher


CrookCatcher is a little bit different than all others listed in the article. The app takes a photo when someone tries to unlock your phone with a wrong code or pattern. Once clicked, it automatically sends an email with an image, GPS Coordinates, accuracy, street address, etc. The premium version of CrookCatcher also detects SIM card change, break-in, etc.

8. Prey Anti Theft

Prey Anti Theft

Prey Anti Theft is another app on the list, which can help you find your lost, misplaced, or stolen Android device. Guess what? With Prey Anti Theft, you can get the GPS coordinates of the lost smartphone. Not just that, but it automatically captures the picture through the front camera whenever anyone tries to unlock the phone with the wrong code.

9. Anti Theft Security

Anti Theft Security

With Anti Theft Security, you can locate lost smartphones using SMS, remotely lock the phone, take a selfie of the thief, etc. The most exciting feature of Anti Theft Security is its smart SOS distress mode, which automatically alerts the preset contacts. Although the app is not much popular on the Google Play Store, it’s still one of the best Anti-theft apps you can use right now.

10. Pocket Sense

Pocket Sense

With Pocket Sense, you no longer need to worry about the pickpockets or mobile thieves around as it provides a complete solution to secure your device. The app notifies users through an alarm if anyone tries to take the mobile out of the pocket. Apart from that, Pocket Sense also includes features like Charge sense mode, motion sensor mode, etc.

So, these are the ten best Android anti-theft apps that you can consider. If you know any other such apps, let us know in the comment box below. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.

This post was written by Amarnath Chakraborty and was first posted to TechViral

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