Loss-proof your valu­ables!

Frus­trated when you lose some­thing valu­able, like a lap­top, gift card or cell­phone? Here are the easy ways to get them back so you’re not out a cent!

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●1 La­bel your elec­tron­ics!

Tak­ing your lap­top or other pricey item with you on a plane? At­tach a la­bel with your con­tact info to any gad­get you’re put­ting through the X-ray at the air­port se­cu­rity check­point. Ev­ery year, pas­sen­gers mis­tak­enly leave be­hind thou­sands of elec­tron­ics—but if se­cu­rity has your con­tact info, they’ll do their best to track you down at the air­port to give yours back. If they can’t find you, they’ll con­tact you to let you know they have your item so they can re­turn it.

●2 Reg­is­ter gift cards!

Ever mis­place a gift card be­fore you had a chance to use it? Luck­ily, there’s a fix: To en­sure your gift card cash is al­ways avail­able—re­gard­less of whether you have the ac­tual card—reg­is­ter the card with the store or bank that is­sued it or add it to a vir­tual wal­let like An­droid Pay (An­droid.com/ pay) and Gyft (Gyft.com). The funds stay in your ac­count (at no cost) un­til you’re ready to use them!

●3 Find a lost smart­phone!

Good news: There are free ways to quickly track down your smart­phone if it’s ever lost! If you’ve got an iphone, en­able the “Find My iphone” app. Then if your iphone goes miss­ing, log in to your icloud ac­count from an­other de­vice and lo­cate it on a map or make it play a sound to find it nearby. An­droid phone? En­able the “Lo­ca­tion” fea­ture. Then you can log in to Google.com/an­droid/find any time and pin­point your phone’s lo­ca­tion on a map or have it ring for five min­utes.

●4 Get back elec­tronic buys!

Switched to a new elec­tronic de­vice that doesn’t have all your apps, books, movies, mu­sic and other pur­chases on it? Or mis­tak­enly deleted past pur­chases from your cur­rent de­vice? In most cases, you can now visit the on­line store where you pur­chased the items, then re­down­load them. For ex­am­ple, Ap­ple cus­tomers can fol­low the how-to at Sup­port. Ap­ple.com/en-us/ht201272. And Ama­zon.com cus­tomers can log in to their ac­count, then visit the mu­sic, video or other li­brary where their past buys are stored to re-ac­cess them.

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