Have you ever found somebody’s lost smartphone? If you have, then you are already aware of how problematic it can be to return the phone. Because of the auto-lock feature in nearly every phone that is protected by a password, you cannot access the phonebook. If you could access the phonebook, then you could try contacting people and learn who the phone belonged to which would make it easier to return it.
To make sure that others can view your contact information if your phone is lost, you can make use of an app called misHaps.
misHaps is a smartphone application for Android devices. The application is sized at nearly 800 KB and requires Android version 2.2 or later. misHaps displays numbers to contact in case your phone is lost or there is an emergency. In addition to your phone being lost, a situation in which the password protected auto-lock feature is extremely disadvantageous is in the case of emergencies. For instance, when a person is involved in an accident, somebody close by should be able to access the phone and contact the concerned people and update them about what has happened.
Taking these things into consideration, the application lets other people handling your phone view your contact information in case your phone is lost and the contact information of an emergency contact in case of an emergency.
The application keeps the phone locked and displays only the abovementioned information. What goes on these screens can be specified in the application’s preferences. You can also specify how long after the phone is locked the misHaps screens appears. The screen timeout time can also be specified.
misHaps is available from Google Play at a price of $ 1.00.
- A user-friendly phone app.
- Compatible with Android devices.
- Replaces auto-lock screen with your contact information and emergency contact information.
- Does not provide access to other information on your phone.
- Lets you specify emergency message and phone lost message.
- Lets you specify delay time and screen timeout time.