The first thing almost everyone does when they first get a new phone is to set up a PIN or pattern to lock the device. Even those with a fingerprint reader need a PIN if the fingerprint reader does not work at any time or they prefer to unlock it by this method.
In this way, we prevent anyone who picks up our phone from accessing all our data and installing applications. However, most users choose a PIN that is easy for people around them to guess or even if someone sees you enter it several times, they can try to guess it later. Next, we are going to show how to know if someone has tried to unlock your mobile and who it was.
This is very useful to know if someone in our environment is trying to unlock our phone to access some information, but it can also help locate our phone or if it is stolen and even know who has it.
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So you can know if someone is trying to unlock your mobile to spy on you or because it has been stolen
For this, we need to have an app installed on our phone called Lockwatch and which is available for free installation and download on Google Play for Android devices.
Once this application is installed on the phone we can configure certain details such as whether we want to receive an email message with the photo and location of the person who is trying to unlock the mobile, the number of failed attempts we want to wait to detect that it is someone who is trying to unlock the mobile and it is not us, etc.
Lockwatch has other features and functions but to enjoy them you will have to go through the checkout.
However, with the functions of the free version, we can know if someone is trying to unlock the phone and who it is since Lockwatch will take a photo from the front camera of our mobile to capture the face of the person who is trying to unlock our mobile phone.
As soon as the number of attempts that we have configured is exceeded, this information will be sent to our email so that we can see the photo of the person who has tried to unlock the phone and their location, something useful in the event of theft of the phone.
When configuring the number of failed attempts to enter the PIN or pattern of our mobile, we must bear in mind that if we enter the correct pin in less than 10 seconds, Lockwatch will understand that it is us and that we have made a mistake in entering the PIN on the first try.
But if after these seconds we have not entered the PIN or pattern correctly, then the email with the photo and location will be sent. It is also important to go to the configuration of our phone and from the applications, indicate that notifications are not received on the Lockwatch mobile to prevent the person who is trying to unlock the phone from knowing that we are spying on them due to the arrival of a notification.