We have all had to endure the loss or been around friends who have endured the loss of a stolen or missing phone. Either left on a counter or a hang out spot, we never plan these losses. For this reason I have decided to inform you on how to track your missing android phone or device.
Find My Device app:
- Track your phone via GPS
- Erase your phone remotely
- Remotely play a sound
- Lock your phone remotely
- Works with tablets and smartwatches, too
Google’s Find My Device app is a must-have for Android users. If you added a Google Account to your Android device, then Find My Device is automatically turned on. You can check via Settings > Security & lock screen > Device administrators, or Settings > Lock screen and security > Other security settings > Device administrators on a Samsung Galaxy, where there should be a tick next to Find My Device.
The app makes it simple to locate your lost device, all you have to do to get started is download it from the Play Store. After you install the app, it will ask you to log in, and to make sure Location is turned on. You should take a look in Settings > Location, or Settings > Connections > Location on a Samsung Galaxy, and make sure it’s set to High accuracy for best results. Once the app is installed and running, you can locate your device, as long as it’s turned on and connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data.
To track your device, go to android.com/find in any browser, whether on your computer or another smartphone. If you’re logged into your Google account you can also just type “find my phone” into Google. If your lost device has access to the internet and location is on you’ll be able to locate it. One of the great features here is that you can lock the device and write a message with an accompanying phone number. That way if someone finds or has your device, all they have to do is press the Call Me button on the screen to call the specified phone number. You can also choose to play a sound or erase the phone remotely if you have no other choice.
Remember that if you track your phone using a browser, you will have to log in to your Google account. If you logged in from someone else’s smartphone or desktop browser, then you’ll want to log out of all your accounts when finished. If you leave your account logged in, anyone with access to that computer will be able to track your smartphone. The app only takes a minute to install and set up, and because it’s so easy to use, it should be your first choice for finding a lost Android device.
Find My Phone:
- See the GPS location of your phone via the app’s built-in map
- Keep tabs on missing or lost phones with real-time updates
- Receive navigational assistance from the app when locating a phone
- Delete any messages from a tracked phone
Family Safety Productions’ app Find My Phone makes it incredibly easy to find lost or stolen Android phones. You can also use the app to track the smartphones of any family member who syncs their phone to the program. When hunting down a lost or stolen phone, the application provides real-time location updates, which constantly change as the phone in question moves. The app also provides accurate GPS directions, and relies on its triangulation algorithm to produce a spot-on location.
The application’s easy-to-use website allows for quick viewing of all synced phones, and also provides the same real-time mapping as the application. Considering that the app is free, Find My Phone remains one of the best options for locating your Android device if it’s either fallen victim to a long night on the town, or become the object of a theif’s obsession
I hope this helps.