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How to lock, erase and block stolen or lost phone

You don't have worry about your stolen or lost phone because andriod and other iOS has provide a platform for you to be able to secure it. This service allow you to block the stolen phone right from your personal computer, all you need to do is to follow the steps below.

Step one
Open your device manager on a computer or other device. Both iPhone and Android have utilities that allow you to locate, lock down, and wipe your device remotely. Newer devices have this functionality enabled by default, but older devices need to have this manually enabled before the device is lost. You can use these utilities from any web browser, or by using the app on someone else's device. You will need to log in with the Google account or Apple ID that you used with your lost phone. If you don't have this service enabled for your phone, see the next section.
Android - google.com/android/devicemanager
iPhone -cloud.com/#find

Step two
Lock the phone. The first thing you should do when you log into the device manager is lock your stolen phone. This is especially important if you don't have a passcode for your screen.
Android - Click "Lock" in the device manager for your stolen device. You'll be prompted to enter a new password for the device.
iPhone - Click "Lost Mode" in Find My iPhone for your stolen device. You'll be prompted to create a new PIN, and you can also enter a message and a contact number. Newer versions of iOS will automatically turn on the Activation lock as when the device is setup, preventing anyone from wiping and reusing the phone.

Step three
Erase your phone. If you know that the device is stolen and want to ensure that your data doesn't fall into the wrong hands, you can erase your phone remotely. If the phone is not currently turned on, it will automatically erase the next time it is.
Android - Click "Erase" and then confirm that you want to delete all of the data on the phone.
iPhone - Click "Erase iPhone" and then confirm that you want to delete all of its data. Newer iPhones will not be able to be activated by anyone else, even after being wiped and jailbroken.

Step four
Avoid tracking down a stolen phone. Your device manager will display the location of your phone if it is turned on, but it is highly recommended that you don't attempt to track ti down yourself if you believe it is stolen. Report it to the proper authorities and rest easy knowing that your information is secure.

Step five
Change all of your passwords and PINs. There's a good chance that you have important passwords saved on your phone, giving whomever stole it easy access to your personal data. As soon as you suspect that your phone has been stolen, you should change all of your email, banking, and shopping passwords. This is especially important if your phone is not protected by a passcode or other screen lock. Even if you locked down and erased your device in the previous section, you should still do this.