So you've lost your android phone via saying leaving it in a car or your hide and seek has gone terribly wrong or it was straight up being stolen, which totally sucks.
But the goodnews is that there is a chance that you can find it again.
Now if you are using an android phone, it's pretty likely that you have signed in on it using a google account.
If that is the case, then Find My Device should already be active and you can go to android.com/find to see your phones last location on a map.
Find My Device
But the easiest way is to search find my phone when you're signed to gmail or google itself and the samething pops up in your search results.
Find my device option also gives you a couple of ways to help locate the device, like ringing the phone even if it's on silent.
This is super helpful if you've lost it around the house or the office.
You can also see what Wifi network it's connected to and how much battery is left if
the phone is turned on however If the phone is turned off or the battery is completely dead that is obviously not going to work.
So time for plan B. Put the secure device option and your phone will enter into
lockdown mode you can choose to flash a message on the screen incase the thief has a
change of heart or sign out of your google account all together.
But if the phone is completely gone, then the best option is to completely wipe it from the face of the earth.
Obviously, there is no self destruct phone but at least you can easily wipe the data.
Remember if you do this you won't be able to locate your phone on a map and if you ever find it again, every data is gone unless you have a backup.
So those are all the Google options. But for the Samsung Galaxy owners out there, you have an alternative.
But you have to set it up before your phone goes lost. It's called Find My Mobile.
- To find it:
- Go to settings
- Then go to biometrics and security.
Click on Find My Mobile
• Sign in to your Samsung account to turn it on.
After signing in, go to findmymobile.samsung.com and choose your device.
There a couple of extra features here like being able to force remote backup or stopping a would-be thief from turning the phone off.
If it turns out that your phone as being stolen and you're able find the location on the map using the above methods,
please use common sense and don't try to track it down yourself. Instead, go to the local police station for assistance in tracking your lost phone,
and if necessary contact your network carrier or insurance to let them know the phone has been stolen.
I hope one of these tips would help you find your lost phone in your hour of need. Do not forget to follow for more tips.
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