Mobile phones are perhaps probably the most stolen private belongings in the UK, and even in the US as well. Their appeal to thieves is their relative liquidity, abundance, and sheer ease of concealment once stolen.
Though there is no 100 percent guaranteed method to protect your mobile phone from these unscrupulous thieves, there are quite a few ways to almost guarantee that your phone will never be stolen or end up in the hands of someone you never gave permission to use your phone.
One of the first and foremost easiest ways to protect your phone from theft is to make sure to always have it in sight. Never ever depart it in an open public place and expect it to end up being there when you return. One of the most common ways that mobile phones are stolen is when people lay their purse or satchel down in a mall when they realize that they left one of their purchases in the store they were just in. This is extremely foolish considering that there are people that stake out in malls to take advantage of these types of people and steal their mobile phones. In fact, as sad as it sounds, some people are able to make a full-time living participating in such terrible business methods.
Another surefire way to be sure that your mobile phone is never stolen is to enable GPS location mapping on your mobile device. The reason why this is so important is that if your phone is ever stolen, local authorities may be able to track your phone via the global positioning system and locate the thief that took your phone and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, as well as return your phone back to you.
This one tip alone will save you many headaches in the future if your phone is ever stolen, since it is almost a guaranteed way to locate your phone, since most thieves will either use the phone themselves or sell it to someone who'll use it themselves. Seldom will mobile phone thieves turn off the phone they stole if they plan on using it or selling it to someone that plans to use it.
One last way to deter thieves from stealing your mobile phone is to create a phone lock password on your device. This way, when a thief tries to steal your phone, he will realize that your phone is locked. Since he or she doesn't know the password, they may abandon their attempt to steal your mobile phone altogether since the phone will be useless to them or someone they try to sell it to since they do not know the password and therefore cannot access the features on the device.