Most users decide to keep a phone that they have found on the street, university, public transport, etc., since after finding it they usually remove the SIM card and turn off the device Android so that the owner is not able to track it through the GPS tracking mechanism. If you are one of the people who intends to return a cell phone that does not belong to you, from Depor we will explain a series of recommendations so that you can deliver it to its true owner. Take note.
Remember that in many countries it is considered a crime to appropriate someone else’s smartphone and the situation becomes more serious when you review or disseminate their private content. The correct thing would be to return the equipment to its true owner, since in most cases this act of solidarity is rewarded with money or a token of gratitude, however, some people do not know what to do when picking up the lost cell phone.
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What should you do if you come across an Android phone?
- When you find the cell phone, do not turn it off, the owner of the equipment will do everything possible to track it, even trying to call his own number to check if it is still on.
- Answer the call and before coordinating a meeting point (ideally, a police officer should accompany you), try to ask the supposed owner a few questions, such as: What color is the phone? What brand is it? Model? Do you have a case or screen protector?
- Don’t hand it over yet, make sure he unlocks it and tells you his phone number to confirm that it really belongs to that person.
- In case you cannot find it on the street and you locate it in a shopping center, university or institute, it is recommended to report the equipment with the “lost property” area.
- What happens if no one calls and you have found it on the street? the right thing to do would be to go to the nearest police station to hand it over.
- Provide all the details of the find, such as the date and time, exact address, make, model, etc., this way you will facilitate the work of the authorities so that they can search for the true owner.
Why shouldn’t you charge your Android phone on the computer?
- As you know, computers are managed by a power source no greater than 220v. It also has a series of ports so you can connect any device such as USB, HDMI, wireless mouse, among others.
- If you connect your cell phone to the laptop or PC, it will charge normally, although you also have the option to transfer documents.
- However, the charge will not be the same as it receives when you connect it to the socket.
- That’s because the PC or laptop distributes power to all connected devices and will therefore regulate a certain amount to your smartphone.
- Some say that by connecting via USB to the PC the battery wears out faster, although currently the lithium ones are prepared to cut off power in case something goes wrong and thus avoid damaging it.