This simple, free, ad-free app has five very useful functions. Number 4 and 5 are the best!
1. Send your current location to someone from your contacts list via SMS.
2. Quickly send your location to a pre-selected preferred contact via SMS.
3. Quickly send an Emergency Distress Signal to a pre-selected contact via SMS.
4. Get your phone’s location via SMS at any time by sending it a pre-defined SMS from any other phone.
5. Sound a loud alarm on your phone, even if your phone is set to silent, by sending it a pre-defined SMS from any other phone. This will also set your ringer to maximum volume.
This is the perfect app for installation onto your child’s phone because they can send you their current location at any time, very easily. Even more importantly, you can make their phone send you its location on demand. If you wonder where your child is located and they are not answering their phone, just send them a text message that says “Locate1234” (without quotes) and their phone will automatically reply with its current location. In addition, if you lose your phone, just borrow another phone and send the SMS “Locate1234” (replace 1234 with your own PIN) to your own phone and receive its location via SMS. If you know your phone is near-by but you still cannot find it, send it an SMS that says “Alarm1234” (replace 1234 with your own PIN) and your phone will sound a loud alarm for about 10 seconds, even if it is set to silent, and your ringer will then be set to maximum volume.
The default PIN code of 1234 can be set to any 4-digit code of your choice. Please select a PIN code that you can easily remember under stress. The person requesting the device’s location does not need to have this app installed. They will receive the GPS location in a text message as a Google map-link and when they tap on the link, the location will be shown on a Google map. When you install this app on your phone, or your child’s phone, go to the SETUP screen and select your PREFERRED CONTACT, your EMERGENCY CONTACT, and select your own 4-digit PIN. Also, the current PIN (default 1234) is needed in order to select a new PIN, so your child cannot change it without your permission. After setup is complete, the names of your preferred contact and emergency contact will show up on their respective buttons. When you send a distress signal to your emergency contact, your phone will send an SMS that says “PLEASE SEND HELP” along with your current location to your selected contact. You can also change the text of this message in the setup menu if you so desire. If you lose your own phone, and your phone has this app installed, you can simply borrow a friends phone, send an SMS to your own phone that says “Locate1234” and receive a reply SMS with its location. PLEASE NOTE! Location Services MUST be enabled on the device in order for it to send its location.