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  • Writer's pictureMacalister Bali

Increase your chances of finding your lost phone.

That feeling when your phone is missing and panic grips you. You have no idea where it is and how to find it.

Recently I read a study by cell insurance carrier Asurion that I am obsessed with. It revealed a trick that could triple your chances of getting that phone back with only a simple change.

Asurion states by adding the text "If found call" and adding your friend or family member's phone number to your lock screen, there is a high increase in chances you will get your phone back. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to the camera app on your phone, open it up and either choose a photo you already have or take a new one.

  • Go to "edit," and hit the button in the bottom right with the three little dots. Hit the "markup" button and then hit the blue plus sign in the bottom right. Now click on the text icon.

  • Change the text color to white so that it will be easier to see. Move the text box down and then double click the text box to start typing.

  • Type out "If found call:" and then put your friend or family member's phone number in there. Then click “done."

  • Click the "send" button in the bottom left and now you see these icons all the way at the bottom. Scroll over until you see "use as wallpaper." Click the button that says "set" and then when it gives you the option to set it for your home screen or lock screen, set it for the lock screen. You're all done!

For those who are less tech savvy: just write "If found call: (friend/family's number)" on a piece of paper and just stick it to the back of your phone within your case.

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