You can locate your Smartphone using your Google Account.
The first thing that you need to do is, make sure that you’ve got your smartphone connected to a Google account. If you’re using Gmail, searching the web with Chrome, or storing photos with Google Photos, you’re all set! If not, just sign in to your Google account online. No Google account? No problem—you can create one very easily. No purchase is necessary!
You’ll also have to ensure that your Android smartphone has the right operating system for Find My Device: Android 2.3 or higher should do the trick.
Set up your Android device before losing:
You must follow these steps before you lose your Android device.
- Sign in to your Google Account on the device.
- Enable Android Device Manager from your device.
- Turn on the location access.
- Turn on the “Allow remote lock and erase” option.
You can lock and erase your data remotely.
Besides tracking your lost phone, you can do more with this tool. You can lock and erase your data remotely. You will prevent data loss by using these features. Your sensitive data will be safe even if you lose it. You can protect your phone from misuse of data or access from unauthorized people to your phone, or theft of any confidential information.
You can delete all messages, contacts, photos and videos remotely.
You can erase all the messages, contacts, photos, and videos on your mobile remotely with Find my Device. This is a useful feature developed by Google, and it’s very easy to do. All you need is an internet connection on your phone or laptop. The first step:
- Go to https://www.google.com/android/find in any browser, whether on your computer or phone.
- Log in with the Google Account that’s associated with your Android device.
- If you have multiple devices, click the arrow next to the device name and select which one you want to track down.
- On the left side menu, click on “Erase Data” and confirm that you want to proceed. You now have two options: Lock or Erase Data.
- The first, Lock will put a lock screen over your device, thereby preventing anyone from accessing its content until they input a password of choice – this essentially covers up your lost smartphone’s data instead of deleting it as such, saving it for recovery when found (or if you remember where you left it).
You can play a ringtone even if the phone is in silent mode.
If you have lost your Android smartphone and you are unable to find it, do not worry. The location feature helps you find the location of your device. You can even play a ringtone at full volume for 5 minutes to find your device easily.
You can play a ringtone even if the phone is in silent mode (most Android devices will vibrate in this case). If the battery is low, it will be ignored.
Find your lost android phone via Google Maps history:
- Go to myactivity.google.com and sign in with the Google ID you used on your lost phone
- Click on the 3 lines in the top left corner and select timeline
- Scroll down to where it says “Today” and select that
- A map will appear which shows your current location (if you are searching from a different device)
- Search for the last location of your phone in the maps
There are several other ways out there that can be used to track lost Android smartphones.
There are several ways to track your lost Android smartphone. I’ve listed some of the most effective ones below:
- Security Apps: Several security apps allow users to remotely locate their phones and lock them down until they’re recovered. Such apps include but are not limited to Android Device Manager, Samsung’s Find My Mobile (available only on Samsung devices), and Google’s Find My Device (the replacement for Android Device Manager). These apps often come built into phones or can be downloaded from the Play Store for free or at a low cost. They require periodic setup but usually have simple instructions that walk users through any necessary steps—for example, setting up a secure password or authorizing remote access via one’s email address or other phone number(s).
- GPS Tracking: Some security apps use Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to track a phone’s movements and deliver updates in real-time so that the owner always knows where their device is located. Some notable GPS tracking apps include Lookout Mobile Security, Where’s My Droid (available free on droids), Cerberus (for rooted phones only), and LastPass Authenticator (included in LastPass Premium package).
- Find my iPhone is also available as an Apple iOS service similar to those mentioned above; however, it requires that iCloud be enabled on all devices linked to one’s Apple ID in order for location information to be shared across compatible iPhones and other Apple products.