Quickly Find Your Stolen Possessions with the Tile App

Written by | Updated July 17, 2013

The Tile app is the world’s largest lost and found. It’s a cloud based platform that helps you locate anything, anywhere, as long as you’ve attached a tile to the possession you don’t want to lose.

The Tile is small and sleek, so you can drop it in, stick it to, or attach it to just about anything. Then, use the Tile app on your smartphone to track down the lost item.

Aside from being able to find items that you lose on a regular basis, like your keys, Tile can be used as a means of theft prevention. Think of all the ways you can use this device to keep track of your valuables if they’ve been stolen!


Attach one to your luggage, bike, laptop, tablet, purse, or wallet, and you’ll be able to track it down through the Tile app on your phone. You can track distance to your lost item, if it’s within a 50 to 150 foot range. Remember, you can also log into your Tile account on anyone’s smart phone (in case your own phone is lost or stolen). If you want, you can activate the tile to ring in order to find the object sound.

Other perks of Tile include:

  • Tile is iOS compatible.
  • You don’t need to replace the batteries on your Tiles.
  • Tiles last a year and when it’s time to order new Tiles, they’ll remind you.
  • Tiles come with a built-in speaker.
  • Tile app saves the last GPS location it saw your Tile.

  • Written by Elli Bishop

    Elli is a safety and security expert for the Safewise team. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family. Learn more

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