If you are reading this article, it means that you or a loved one has lost their smartphone and are now looking for ways to find it after probably looking for it everywhere you went. Fortunately, technology has come a long way in the past couple of years, which has made finding lost devices, in this case a smartphone, much easier and hassle-free.
Before going into details, it is important to know that many people would like to keep a lost smartphone because of the information it contains and the device itself. It is therefore important that you act quickly to recover your phone.
In today’s guide, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step guide that will not only help you find your lost Android phone, but also remotely lock and wipe it so that all your data stays safe even if you are unable to find the device itself. To make sure you can find your smartphone in all circumstances, you must make sure of several things beforehand. These factors will help you find your Android phone quickly. They will also help you get a more accurate location of your lost phone. These factors, as highlighted by Google are:
— Your phone must be on.
— You should have signed in to your Google account.
— Your phone must be connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi.
— Your phone must be visible on Google Play.
— Location on your phone must be enabled.
— The Find My Device function of your smartphone must be activated.
Now that we’ve sorted all the basics, here’s how you can find your lost Android smartphone.
How to find your lost Android phone
Step 1: Go to android.com/find and sign in to your Google account.
2nd step: If you have multiple phones, click on the lost phone at the top of the screen.
Step 3: Now log into the Google account on your lost phone. If your lost phone has more than one user profile, sign in with a Google account that is on the primary profile.
Step 4: The lost phone receives a notification. You will get information about the location of the phone on Google Maps.
If you can’t find your phone (because its battery is dead), you’ll see its last known location.
Step 5: You can now listen to audio at full volume for five minutes, even if it is set to silent or vibrate. You can also secure the device even if you don’t have a padlock. Alternatively, you can permanently erase the device.
You can also type “Where is my phone” in Google Chrome and select the device you want to locate. Make sure you’re signed in to the same Google account that you used on your smartphone. This will take you to the Find My Device card. You will see your phone’s location in green. From there, you can play a sound on the phone so you can locate it. You can also erase all data from your phone. from a distance
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